1924 – Garden City

USA 9 – 3 GB&I

September 12-13, 1924
The Garden City Golf Club, Garden City, New York 
6,417 yards / Par 73

Captains: Robert Gardner (USA) and Cyril Tolley (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first) 
Max Marston / Robert Gardner beat Eustace Storey / William Murray 3&1
Jesse Guilford / Francis Ouimet beat Cyril Tolley / Maj. Charles Hezlet 2&1
Bobby Jones Jr / William Fownes Jr lost to Hon. Michael Scott / Robert Scott Jr 1 hole
Jess Sweetser / Harrison Johnston beat Tony Torrance / Orme Bristowe 4&3
USA 3 – GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles
Max Marston lost to Cyril Tolley 1 hole
Bobby Jones Jr beat Maj. Charles Hezlet 4&3
Charles Evans Jr beat William Murray 2&1
Francis Ouimet beat Eustace Storey 1 hole
Jess Sweetser lost to Hon. Michael Scott 7&6
Robert Gardner beat William Hope 3&2
Jesse Guilford beat Tony Torrance 2&1
Dr. Oscar Willing beat Denys Kyle 3&2
USA 6 – GB&I 2 

Match Result: USA 9 – GB&I 3

Series Results: USA 3 – GB&I 0 (after Match 3)

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Match Notes

Charles Hezlet became the first Irishman to represent GB&I in the match.

Dr. John MacCormack, the Irish Amateur Close champion in both 1923 and 1924, was unable to persuade his employers to release him for the long trip otherwise he would almost certainly have played too.

In the Day 1 Foursomes Bobby Jones was dealt his only defeat in the Walker Cup. His partner William Fownes Jr was dropped from the U.S.A.’s  His partner William Fownes Jr was dropped from the U.S.A’s Day 2 Singles line up.

The first three Walker Cup matches in 1922, 1923 and 1924 were played annually. Garden City represented the last in the sequence before a move to a biennial approach starting in 1926.

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