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The 1955 Walker Cup, the 15th Walker Cup Match, was played on 20 and 21 May 1955, on the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. The United States won by 10 matches to 2.

15th Walker Cup Match
Dates20–21 May 1955
VenueOld Course at St Andrews
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland
Captains
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
2 10 United States
United States wins the Walker Cup
← 1953
1957 →

The United States won all four of the foursomes matches on the first day. Great Britain and Ireland won just two of the singles matches on the second day, both at the final hole, to give the United States a convincing victory.[1] William C. Campbell, the United States playing captain, did not select himself for any of the matches.[2]

Contents

FormatEdit

Four 36-hole matches of foursomes were played on Friday and eight singles matches on Saturday. Each of the 12 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match was all square after the 36th hole extra holes were not played. The team with most points won the competition. If the two teams were tied, the previous winner would retain the trophy.

TeamsEdit

Great Britain & Ireland had a team of 10 plus a non-playing captain. The United States only selected a team of 9, which included a playing captain.[3]

Great Britain & IrelandEdit

  &  
Captain:   Alec Hill

United StatesEdit

 
Playing captain: William C. Campbell

Friday's foursomesEdit

  &   Results  
Carr/White   1 up Ward/Cherry
Micklem/Morgan   2 & 1 Patton/Yost
Caldwell/Millward   3 & 2 Conrad/Morey
Blair/Cater   5 & 4 Cudd/Jackson
0 Foursomes 4
0 Overall 4

Saturday's singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Ronnie White   6 & 5 Harvie Ward
Philip Scrutton   2 & 1 Billie Joe Patton
Ian Caldwell    1 up Dale Morey
Joe Carr   5 & 4 Don Cherry
David Blair    1 up Joe Conrad
Bunny Millward   2 up Bruce Cudd
Cecil Ewing   6 & 4 Jimmy Jackson
John Llewellyn Morgan   8 & 7 Dick Yost
2 Singles 6
2 Overall 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "America's runaway win in Walker Cup". Glasgow Herald. 23 May 1955. p. 4.
  2. ^ Rey, Jr., Joseph C. (June 1955). "Captains choice in the Walker Cup" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 5.
  3. ^ "1955 – St. Andrews". walkercup.co.uk. Retrieved 6 December 2018.