1999 Walker Cup

The 1999 Walker Cup, the 37th Walker Cup Match, was played on 11–12 September 1999, at Nairn Golf Club in Nairn, Scotland. The event was won by Great Britain and Ireland 15 to 9.

37th Walker Cup Match
Dates11–12 September 1999
VenueNairn Golf Club
LocationNairn, Scotland
Captains
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
15 9 United States
Great Britain & Ireland wins the Walker Cup
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FormatEdit

The format for play on Saturday and Sunday was the same. There were four matches of foursomes in the morning and eight singles matches in the afternoon. In all, 24 matches were played.

Each of the 24 matches is worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match is all square after the 18th hole extra holes are not played. Rather, each side earns ½ a point toward their team total. The team that accumulates at least 12½ points wins the competition. If the two teams are tied, the previous winner retains the trophy.

TeamsEdit

Ten players for the US and Great Britain & Ireland participate in the event plus one non-playing captain for each team.

    Team USA
Name Age Hometown Notes
Danny Yates 49 Atlanta, Georgia non-playing captain
Jonathan Byrd 21 Columbia, South Carolina
David Gossett 20 Germantown, Tennessee
Hunter Haas 22 Norman, Oklahoma
Tim Jackson 40 Germantown, Tennessee Played in the 1995 Walker Cup
Edward Loar 21 Rockwall, Texas
Matt Kuchar 22 Lake Mary, Florida
Tom McKnight 45 Galax, Virginia
John "Spider" Miller 49 Bloomington, Indiana
Bryce Molder 20 Conway, Arkansas
Steve Scott 22 Coral Springs, Florida Played in the 1997 Walker Cup
  &   Team Great Britain & Ireland
Name Age Hometown Notes
  Peter McEvoy 46 Copt Heath, Solihull, England non-playing captain
  Paul Casey 22 Weybridge, England
  Luke Donald 21 High Wycombe, England
  Simon Dyson 21 Sand Moor, England
  Paddy Gribben 30 Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
  Lorne Kelly 25 Cowal, Scotland
  David Pattrick 24 Mortonhall, Scotland
  Graham Rankin 33 Drumpellier, Scotland Played in the 1995 and 1997 Walker Cups
  Philip Rowe 20 West Cornwall, England
  Graeme Storm 21 Wynyard, England
  Gary Wolstenholme 38 Kilworth Springs, England Played in the 1995 and 1997 Walker Cups

Saturday's matchesEdit

Morning foursomesEdit

  &   Results  
Rankin/Storm   1 up Haas/Miller
Casey/Donald    5 and 3 Byrd/Scott
Gribben/Kelly   3 and 1 Gossett/Jackson
Rowe/Wolstenholme    1 up Kuchar/Molder
2 Foursomes 2
2 Overall 2

Afternoon singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Graham Rankin   4 and 3 Edward Loar
Luke Donald    4 and 3 Tom McKnight
Graeme Storm   4 and 3 Hunter Haas
Paul Casey    4 and 3 Steve Scott
David Patrick   6 and 5 Jonathan Byrd
Simon Dyson halved David Gossett
Paddy Gribben halved Bryce Molder
Lorne Kelly   3 and 1 Tim Jackson
3 Singles 5
5 Overall 7

Sunday's matchesEdit

Morning foursomesEdit

  &   Results  
Storm/Rankin    4 and 3 Loar/McKnight
Dyson/Gribben   1 up Haas/Miller
Casey/Donald    1 up Gossett/Jackson
Rowe/Wolstenholme    4 and 3 Kuchar/Molder
3 Foursomes 1
8 Overall 8

Afternoon singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Graham Rankin    1 up Steve Scott
Simon Dyson   5 and 4 Edward Loar
Paul Casey    3 and 2 John "Spider" Miller
Graeme Storm    1 up Jonathan Byrd
Luke Donald    3 and 2 Bryce Molder
Philip Rowe    1 up Matt Kuchar
Paddy Gribben    3 and 2 Hunter Haas
Gary Wolstenholme    1 up David Gossett
7 Singles 1
15 Overall 9

ReferencesEdit

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