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The USA reclaimed the Walker Cup title in Liverpool, UK yesterday, Sunday 8 September. The victory followed the bi-annual 2 day Walker Cup event, which sees teams of leading amateur golfers from the USA and from Great Britain and Ireland compete in a Ryder Cup style event. This year's event, which was held at the Royal Liverpool golf course, witnessed the US team win away from home for the first time since 2007.
Despite falling to a 7-5 deficit on the first day of the event, the US team recovered well on day two to run out leaders with a score of 15 ½ to 10 ½. A particularly impressive second day singles round saw the US score 8-2 over their British and Irish counterparts. Florida State University student John Pak set the standard for the second day, finishing the Cup undefeated with 3 points from 3 matches.
Team USA Captain, Nathaniel Crosby, praised his team's talent after the victory: "I honestly thought that these guys would let their talent come to the surface. I liked the idea that the wind was laying down a little bit this afternoon but these guys have been over here for seven or eight days. The singles were amazing. The guys played great." He also commented on the strength of team unity, explaining "These guys are inseparable and they've got a great memory now. This Walker Cup experience is going to be a memory and a winning memory at that."
The US victory sees them stretch their overall lead in the series to 37-9-1. The 48th edition of the Walker Cup will be held in the USA at the Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, on May 8 to 9, 2021 - the first time the event has been held on US Soil in spring time. So plan ahead if you want to cheer on the US Team at home, and in the mean time, congratulations to Team USA for claiming victory at this year's event!