1926 – St. Andrews

GB&I 5 – 6 USA

June 2-3, 1926
The Old Course, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland,
6,572 yards / Par 73

Captains: Robert Harris (GB&I) and Robert Gardner (USA)

Day 1 Foursomes (GB&I players first)
Roger Wethered / Sir Ernest Holderness beat Francis Ouimet / Jesse Guildford 4&3
Robert. Harris / Maj. Charles Hezlet lost to Jess Sweetser / George Von Elm 8&7
Cyril Tolley / Andrew Jamieson lost to Bobby Jones Jr / Watts Gunn 4&3
Eustace Storey / Hon. W. Brownlow lost to Robert Gardiner / Roland Mackenzie 1 hole.
GB&I 1 – USA 3

Day 2 Singles
Cyril Tolley lost to Bobby Jones Jr 12&11
Sir Ernest Holderness lost to Jesse Sweetser 4&3
Roger Wethered beat Francis Ouimet 5&4
Maior Charles Hezlet halved with George Von Elm
Robert Harris beat Jesse Guilford 3&1
Hon. William Brownlow lost to Watts Gunn 9&8
Eustace Storey beat Roland McKenzie 2&1
Andrew Jamieson beat Robert Gardner 5&4
GB&I 4 – USA 3

Match Result: GB&I 5 – USA 6

Series Results: USA 4 – GB&I 0 (after Match 4)

British Pathé video footage of the 1926 Match

WC 1926 US Team1926 U.S. Walker Cup Team

(l-r) Bobby Jones, Robert Gardner, Roland MacKenzie, Jesse Sweetser, George Von Elm, Francis Ouimet, Jesse Guilford and Watts Gunn (© Acme News Pictures)

Prior to the 1926 Walker Cup the visiting USA team played a practice match against “The Moles” at Woking GC. “The Moles”, including two GB&I Walker Cup players (Harris and Hezlet), beat the Amercians 6-3.

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