USA Dominates GB&I To Win Walker Cup

Spider Miller's US Team beat GB&I 19-7 with Maverick McNealy, Collin Monikawa and Doug Ghim all recording 100% records

USA Dominate GB&I To Win Walker Cup

The Walker Cup is staying Stateside after the USA rampaged GB&I at Los Angeles Country Club.

The Americans matched their record points tally of 19 back in 1993.

The sides were level after the first foursomes session at 2-2 but the US led at the halfway mark by 8-4 after a solid singles session.

The score was 11-5 by Sunday's afternoon singles which the USA won to reach the final score of 19-7.

USA Dominates GB&I To Win Walker Cup

Maverick McNealy will now turn professional

David Boote was the only Brit to win a singles match on Sunday, beating US Amateur Champion Doc Redman.

Robert MacIntyre halved his match with Cameron Champ.

Highlights from the Sunday singles:

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The US trio of Maverick McNealy, Colin Monikawa and Doug Ghim each won four points out of a possible four to set a new record.

USA had previously seen two players go 4-0 in three different Walker Cups, but never three players in the same match.

USA Dominates GB&I To Win Walker Cup

England's Jack Singh Brar won three points from four games for GB&I. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

GB&I have had two players go 4-0 in the same match in 1999, when Luke Donald and Paul Casey each posted 100% records.

The USA now leads by 36-9-1 from 46 Walker Cup matches.

GB&I had won the previous match in 2015 at Royal Lytham and St Annes by 16.5-19.5.

They look to regain the Walker Cup next time in September 2019 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

The stars of the show

Maverick McNealy - The world #2 amateur is turning professional and will likely receive some PGA Tour invites. Look out for him.

Colin Monikawa - The American plays collegiate golf at the University of California and has won four major Amateur titles. He is fifth in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Doug Ghim - The world number four was runner-up at the US Public Links Championship and beat Jordan Spieth's record by two strokes at the CB&I Boys Championship in 2014 with a 12-under-par total of 204. He plays his collegiate golf at the University of Texas.

Jack Singh Brar - The Englishman won three out of four points, eventually losing to Masters low-amateur Stewart Hagestad. Singh Brar is #64 in the WAGR and won the Lytham Trophy this year.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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