1934 – St. Andrews

GB&I 2 – 9 USA

May 11-12, 1934
The Old Course, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
6,612 yards / Par 73

Captains: Hon. Michael Scott (GB&I) and Francis Ouimet (USA)

Day 1 Foursomes (GB&I players first)
Roger Wethered / Cyril Tolley lost to Johnny Goodman / Lawson Little 8&6
Harry Bentley / Eric Fiddian lost to Gus Moreland / Jack. Westland 6&5
Hon. Michael Scott / Sam McKinlay lost to Chandler Egan / Max Marston 3&2
Eric McRuvie & Jack McLean beat Francis Ouimet / George Dunlap Jr 4&2
GB&I 1 – USA 3

Day 2 Singles
Hon. Michael Scott lost to Johnny Goodman 7&6
Cyril Tolley lost to Lawson Little 6&5
Leonard Crawley lost to Francis Ouimet 5&4
Jack McLean lost to George Dunlap Jr 4&3
Eric Fiddian lost to John Fischer 5&4
Sam McKinlay lost to Gus Moreland 3&1
Eric McRuvie halved with Jack Westland
Tony Torrance beat Max Marston 4&3
GB&I 1 – USA 6

Match Result: GB&I 2 – USA 9

Series Results: USA 8 – GB&I 0 (after Match 8)

British Pathé Video Footage of the 1934 Match

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Match Notes

The Hon. Michael Scott was selected as playing captain for GB&I at the age of 55 on the back of his victory in the 1933 Amateur Championship at Hoylake. He remains the oldest player on either side to play in the Walker Cup.

USA captain Francis Ouimet made his eighth and final playing appearance at St. Andrews. He remained as USA captain for the next four matches.

The selection of Roger Wethered for GB&I drew much criticism before, during and after the match. His erratic performance in the Day 1 Foursomes ended his Walker Cup career.

The GB&I team all played with the smaller 1.62″ ball whilst the USA team used the 1.68″ ball as the two governing bodies struggled to make headway on unification.

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