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Team Events
10.5 - 9.5
The Curtis Cup (37th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Eight top women amateurs per team competing in 2x three foursomes, 2x three fourballs and eight singles. Result: GB&I 10.5, USA 9.5. Non-playing captains: Tegwen Matthews (Wales/GB&I); Pat Cornett (USA). [Nairn GC, Nairnshire, Scotland].
SUNDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Kelly Tidy (Eng) bt Austin Ernst 2&1; Amy Boulden (Wales) bt Emily Tubert 3&1; Holly Clyburn (Eng) bt Erica Popson 3&2; Pamela Pretswell (Scot) lost to Lisa McCloskey 4&3; Bronte Law (Eng) lost to Tiffany Lua 2 holes; Charley Hull (Eng) bt Lindy Duncan 5&3; Stephanie Meadow (N.Ire) bt Amy Anderson 4&2; Leona Maguire (Ire) lost to Brooke Pancake 6&5.
Men Amateur
McElhinney, Brian
Played as the European Amateur Championship. Second-placed Pablo Martin Benavides (Esp), Matthew Richardson (Eng) and Michael Thannhauser (Ger) finished 1 shot behind McElhinney (Ire). Martin Kaymer (Ger) finished 1 shot further back. [Nairn GC, Nairn, nr Inverness, Scotland].
Team Events
Walker Cup
15 - 9
The Walker Cup (37th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Ten top amateurs per team competing in 2x four foursomes and 2x eight singles. Result: GB&I 15, USA 9. Non-playing captains: Peter McEvoy (Eng/GB&I); Danny Yates (USA). [Nairn GC, Nairn, nr Inverness, Scotland].
SATURDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Graham Rankin (Scot) lost to Edward Loar 4&3; Luke Donald (Eng) bt Tom McKnight 4&3; Graeme Storm (Eng) lost to Hunter Haas 4&3; Paul Casey (Eng) bt Steve Scott 4&3; David Patrick (Scot) lost to Jonathan Byrd 6&5; Simon Dyson (Eng) halved with David Gossett; Paddy Gribben (Ire) halved with Bryce Molder; Lorne Kelly (Scot) lost to Tim Jackson 3&1.
SUNDAY SINGLES (eight 18-hole matches): Rankin bt Scott 1 hole; Dyson lost to Loar 5&4; Casey bt John "Spider" Miller 3&2; Storm bt Byrd 1 hole; Donald bt Molder 3&2; Philip Rowe (Eng) bt Matt Kuchar 1 hole; Gribben bt Haas 3&2; Gary Wolstenholme (Eng) bt Gossett 1 hole.
NOTE: A Walker Cup match that contained an array of future PGA Tour and European Tour winners, not least: Jonathan Byrd, Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Simon Dyson, Matt Kuchar, Bryce Molder and Graeme Storm.
Men Amateur
British Amateur
James, Lee
2 & 1
The Amateur Championship (99th). Lee James (Eng) beat Gordon Sherry (Scot) 2 and 1 in the final. [Nairn GC, Nairnshire, Scotland].
Wmn Amateur
British Amateur (Ladies)
Madill, Maureen
2 & 1
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (76th). Madill (N.Ire) beat Jane Lock (Aus) 2 and 1 in the final. [Nairn GC, Nairnshire, Scotland].

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Walker Cup: The USA scored a convincing 15.5-10.5 win over their GB&I opponents in the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool. The USA amateurs won all but two of the Sunday singles matches.
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