1997 – Quaker Ridge GC

USA 18 – 6 GB&I

August 9-10, 1997
Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale, New York
6,772 yards / Par 70

Captains: A. Downing Gray (USA) and Clive Brown (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first)
Brad Elder / Joel Kribel beat Barclay Howard & Steven Young 4&3
Jerry Courville Jr / “Buddy” Marucci Jr beat Justin Rose / Michael Brooks 5&4
Jason Gore / John Harris beat Gary Wolstenholme / Keith Nolan 6&4
Randy Leen / Chris Woollman beat Richie Coughlan / David Park 1 hole
USA 4 – GB&I 0

Day 1 Singles
Steve Scott lost to Craig Watson 1 hole
Duke Delcher lost to Steven Young 5&4
Brad Elder beat Barclay Howard 5&4
Joel Kribel lost to Justin Rose 1 hole
Randy Leen beat Keith Nolan 3&2
Gore beat Graham Rankin 3&2
Chris Woollman halved with Richie Coughlan
John Harris beat Gary Wolstenholme 1 hole
USA 4.5 – GB&I 3.5

Day 1: USA 8.5 – GB&I 3.5

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Day 2 Foursomes
John Harris / Brad Elder beat Steven Young / Craig Watson 3&2
Jerry Courville Jr / “Budddy” Marucci Jr beat B. Howard / Graham Rankin 5&4
Duke Delcher / Steve Scott beat Richie Coughlan & David Park 1 hole
Randy Leen / Chris Woollman lost to Gary Wolstenholme / Justin Rose 2&1
USA 3 – GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles
Joel Kribel lost to Steven Young 2&1
Jason Gore halved with Craig Watson
Jerry Courville Jnr beat Justin Rose 3&2
Brad Elder beat Keith Nolan 2&1
John Harris beat Michael Brooks 6&5
“Buddy” Marucci Jr beat David Park 4&3
Duke Delcher beat Gary Wolstenholme 2&1
Steve Scott beat Richie Coughlan 2&1
USA 6.5 – GB&I 1.5

Match Result: USA 18 – GB&I 6

Series Results: USA 31 – GB&I 4 – Halved 1 (after Match 36)

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Match Notes

17 year old Justin Rose won the St. Andrews Links Trophy to secure his place in the GB&I team.

He was joined by Scotland’s Craig Watson (31) who had beaten Trevor Immelman at Royal St. George’s to win the Amateur Championship.

Craig’s compatriot Barclay Howard (44) was diagnosed with Leukemia shortly after this match and with the benefit of hindsight was clearly not well when it took place.

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