2001 – Ocean Forest GC

USA 9 – 15 GB&I

August 11-12, 2001
Ocean Forest Golf Club, Sea Island, Georgia
7,134 yards, Par 72

Captains: Danny Yates (USA) and Peter McEvoy (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first)
Danny Green / D.J. Trahan lost to Steven O’Hara / Gary Wolstenholme 5&3
Nicholas Cassini / Lucas Glover beat Luke Donald / Nick Dougherty 4&3
David Eger / Bryce Molder halved with Jamie Elson / Richard McEvoy
James Driscoll / Jeff Quinney lost to Graeme McDowell / Michael Hoey 3&1
USA 1.5 – GB&I 2.5

Day 1 Singles
Erik Compton beat Gary Wolstenholme 3/2
D.J. Trahan beat Steven O’Hara 2&1
James Driscoll lost to N. Dougherty 2&1
Nicholas Cassini beat Nigel Edwards 574
R. Harris lost to Mark Warren 5&4
Jeff Quinney lost to Luke Donald 4&2
Bryce Molder beat Graeme McDowell 2/1
Lucas Glover beat Michael Hoey 1 hole
USA 5 – GB&I 3

Day 1: USA 6.5 – GB&I 5.5

Day 2 Foursomes
Erik Compton / John Harris lost to Luke Donald / Nick Dougherty 3&2
Nicholas Cassini / Lucas Glover lost to Graeme McDowell / Michael Hoey 2&1
David Eger / Bryce Molder beat Stephen O’Hara / Mark Warren 7&6
Danny Green / D.J. Trahan lost to Jamie Elson / Richard McEvoy 1 hole
USA 1 – GB&I 3

Day 2 Singles
Lucas Glover lost to Luke Donald 3/2
D. J. Trahan lost to Nick Dougherty 1 hole
Bryce Molder beat Graeme McDowell 1 hole
John Harris lost to S. O’Hara 4&3
James Driscoll lost to Mark Warren 2&1
Danny Green lost to Michael Hoey 1 hole
Erik Compton halved with Jamie Elson
Nicholas Cassini lost to Gary Wolstenholme 5/3
USA 1.5 – GB&I 6.5

Match Result: USA 9 – GB&I 15

Series Results: USA 31 – GB&I 6 – Halved 1 (after Match 38)

Match Note: As Ocean Forest had only opened in 1995 the Jones family, who owned the Club, decided to stage a pre-Walker Cup tournament in the preceding January to test the course out. D.J. Trahan won the first Jones Cup and went on to secure a place in the U.S. team. The Jones Cup was such a success it has continued to this day, played every January. It was played in alternate years until 2009 but since 2010 has become an annual fixture in the elite amateur golf calendar.   

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