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The 44th Walker Cup Match was played on September 7 and 8, 2013 at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York. The United States won 17 to 9.

44th Walker Cup Match
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DatesSeptember 7–8, 2013
VenueNational Golf Links of America
LocationSouthampton, New York
Captains
United States 17 9 United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
United States wins the Walker Cup
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FormatEdit

On Saturday, there are four matches of foursomes in the morning and eight singles matches in the afternoon. On Sunday, there are again four matches of foursomes in the morning, followed by ten singles matches (involving every player) in the afternoon. In all, 26 matches are played.

Each of the 26 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 13½ points wins the competition. In the event of a tie, the previous winner retains the Cup.

TeamsEdit

Ten players for the USA and Great Britain & Ireland participates in the event plus one non-playing captain for each team.[1][2][3]

    Team USA
Name Rank Age Hometown Notes
Jim Holtgrieve 65 Ft. Myers, Florida non-playing captain
Max Homa 13 22 Valencia, California won 2013 NCAA Individual Championship
Michael Kim 2 20 Del Mar, California won 2013 Haskins Award
Jordan Niebrugge 24 20 Mequon, Wisconsin won 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links, Western Amateur
Patrick Rodgers 5 21 Avon, Indiana played 2011 Walker Cup
Nathan Smith 148 35 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania played 2009, 2011 Walker Cups, won 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Justin Thomas 12 20 Goshen, Kentucky played 2012 Eisenhower Trophy
Michael Weaver 22 22 Fresno, California runner-up in 2012 U.S. Amateur
Todd White 102 45 Spartanburg, South Carolina won 2010 Palmetto Amateur, 2004 South Carolina Mid-Amateur
Cory Whitsett 3 21 Houston, Texas won 2013 Northeast Amateur, 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur
Bobby Wyatt 27 21 Mobile, Alabama won 2012 Sunnehanna Amateur
  &   Team Great Britain & Ireland
Name Rank Age Hometown Notes
  Nigel Edwards 45 Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales non-playing captain
  Matthew Fitzpatrick 1 18 Hallamshire, Yorkshire won 2013 U.S. Amateur, 2012 Boys Amateur, Low Amateur at 2013 Open Championship
  Nathan Kimsey 19 20 Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire won 2013 Terra Cotta Invitational
  Gavin Moynihan 133 18 The Island, Dublin won 2012 Irish Amateur Open Championship
  Max Orrin 7 19 North Foreland, Kent won 2013 South East of England Links Championship
  Kevin Phelan 52 22 Waterford Castle, County Waterford played on 2013 Palmer Cup, 2012 & 2012 Eisenhower Trophy teams
  Garrick Porteous 18 23 Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland won 2013 Amateur Championship
  Rhys Pugh 346 19 Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan played 2011 Walker Cup, won 2012 European Amateur
  Neil Raymond 23 27 Corhampton, Hampshire won 2013 St Andrews Links Trophy, 2011 & 2012 Brabazon Trophy
  Callum Shinkwin 11 20 Moor Park, Hertfordshire won 2013 English Amateur
  Jordan Smith 15 20 Bowood, Wiltshire won 2013 Brabazon Trophy

Note: "Rank" is the World Amateur Golf Ranking as of 4 September 2013.

Saturday's matchesEdit

Morning foursomesEdit

  &   Results  
Kimsey/Orrin halved Whitsett/Wyatt
Fitzpatrick/Raymond    1 up Niebrugge/Smith
Porteous/Pugh    3 & 1 Weaver/White
Moynihan/Phelan   2 & 1 Rodgers/Thomas
Foursomes
Overall

Afternoon singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Neil Raymond   2 up Bobby Wyatt
Max Orrin   5 & 3 Max Homa
Callum Shinkwin   2 & 1 Michael Kim
Jordan Smith   1 up Cory Whitsett
Garrick Porteous   1 up Jordan Niebrugge
Matthew Fitzpatrick   3 & 1 Michael Weaver
Nathan Kimsey halved Justin Thomas
Gavin Moynihan    2 & 1 Patrick Rodgers
Singles
4 Overall 8

Sunday's matchesEdit

Morning foursomesEdit

  &   Results  
Kimsey/Orrin   2 & 1 Wyatt/Whitsett
Fitzpatrick/Raymond    3 & 2 Weaver/White
Porteous/Pugh   1 up Homa/Kim
Moynihan/Phelan    2 up Rodgers/Niebrugge
2 Foursomes 2
6 Overall 10

Afternoon singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Neil Raymond   4 & 3 Bobby Wyatt
Max Orrin   6 & 4 Justin Thomas
Matthew Fitzpatrick    3 & 2 Michael Weaver
Rhys Pugh   4 & 3 Todd White
Nathan Kimsey   4 & 3 Nathan Smith
Callum Shinkwin    2 up Cory Whitsett
Garrick Porteous   4 & 2 Michael Kim
Kevin Phelan    2 & 1 Max Homa
Jordan Smith   6 & 5 Jordan Niebrugge
Gavin Moynihan   1 up Patrick Rodgers
3 Singles 7
9 Overall 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet the USA Walker Cup team". USGA. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Meet the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team". USGA. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 Walker Cup Fact Sheet". USGA. Archived from the original on May 26, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.

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