1985 – Pine Valley GC

USA 13 – 11 GB&I 

August 21-22, 1985
Pine Valley Golf Club, Clementon, New Jersey
6,765 yards / Par 70

Captain: Jay Sigel (USA) and Charles Green (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first)
Scott Verplank / Jay Sigel beat Colin Montgomerie / George Macgregor 1 hole
Duffy Waldorf / Sam Randolph lost to John Hawksworth / G. McGimpsey 4&3
Randy Sonnier / Jay Haas lost to Peter Baker / Peter McEvoy 6&5
Michael Podolak / Davis Love III halved with Cecil Bloice / Sandy Stephen

USA 1.5 – GB&I 2.5

Day 1 Singles
Scott Verplank beat Garth McGimpsey 2&1
Sam Randolph beat Paul Mayo 5&4
Randy Sonnier halved with John Hawksworth
Jay Sigel beat Colin Montgomerie 5&4
Bob Lewis Jr lost to Peter McEvoy 2&1
Clark Burroughs lost to George Macgregor 2 holes
Duffy Waldorf beat David Gilford 4&2
Jay Haas lost to Sandy Stephen 2&1
USA 4.5 – GB&I 3.5

Day 1: USA 6 – GB&I 6

Official 1985 Walker Cup Flag (© Green Jacket Auctions) 

Day 2 Foursomes
Scott Verplank / Jay Siegel halved with Colin Montgomerie / Paul Mayo
Sam Randolph / Jay Haas beat John Hawksworth / Garth McGimpsey 3&2
Bob Lewis Jr / C Burroughs beat Peter Baker / Peter McEvoy 2&1
Michael Podolak / Davis Love beat Cecil Bloice / Sandy Stephen 3&2
USA 3.5 – GB&I 0.5

Day 2 Singles
Sam Randolph halved with Garth McGimpsey
Scott Verplank beat Colin Montgomerie 1 hole
Jay Sigel lost to John Hawksworth 4&3
Davis Love III beat Peter McEvoy 5&3
Randy Sonnier lost to Peter Baker 5&4
Clark Burroughs lost to George Macgregor 3&2
Bob Lewis Jr beat Cecil. Bloice 4&2
Duffy Waldorf lost to Sandy Stephen 2&1
USA 3.5 – GB&I 4.5

Match Result: USA 13 – GB&I 11

Series Results: USA 27 – GB&I 2 – Halved 1 (after Match 30)

WC 1985 GBI Team

1985 GB&I Walker Cup Team

(l-r) Back – Sandy Stephen, Colin Montgomerie, Charlie Green (c), John Hawksworth, Cecil Bloice, Garth McGimpsey, Front – Paul Mayo, George Macgregor, Peter McEvoy, David Gilford and Peter Baker (© johnhawksworth.co.uk)

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Match Notes

USA’s Scott Verplank was the outstanding amateur in world golf at the time. He had won the 1984 U.S. Amateur and earlier in the summer of 1985 he had won the Western Open, a PGA Tour event. He backed up his status by winning 3.5 out of a possible 4 points at Pine Valley.

Duffy Waldorf and Davis Love III didn’t quite have Verplank’s status at the time but certainly proved themselves in the years to come.

Peter Baker, David Gilford and Colin Montgomerie represented GB&I and would all go on to make their mark in the professional game, including representing Europe in the Ryder Cup.

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