2017 – Los Angeles CC

USA 19 – 7 GB&I

September 9-10, 2017
Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, California
7,397 yards, Par 70

Captains: John “Spider” Miller (USA) and Andy Ingram (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first)
Collin Morikawa / Norman Xiong beat Harry Ellis / Alfie Plant 8&7
Doc Redman / Will Zalatoris lost to Connor Syme / Paul McBride 3&2
Scottie Scheffler / Cameron Champ lost to Scott Gregory / Jack Singh Brar 3&2
Maverick McNealy / Doug Ghim beat David Boote / Jack Davidson 5&4
USA 2 – GB&I 2

Day 1 Singles
Braden Thornberry beat Harry Ellis 2Up
Norman Xiong beat Connor Syme 2&1
Stewart Hagestad lost to Jack Singh Brar 3&2
Collin Morikawa beat Paul McBride 3&2
Will Zalatoris beat Matthew Jordan 2Up
Cameron Champ lost to Robert MacIntyre 6&4
Doug Ghim beat David Boote 2&1
Maverick McNealy beat Scott Gregory 3&1
USA 6 – GB&I 2

Day 1: USA 8 – GB&I 4

Day 2 Foursomes
Norman Xiong / Collin Morikawa beat Connor Syme / Paul McBride 2Up
Braden Thornberry / Doc Redman lost to Jack Singh Brar / Scott Gregory 2Up
Will Zalatoris / Cameron Champ beat David Boote / Jack Davidson 6&5
Doug Ghim / Maverick McNealy beat Matthew Jordan / Robert MacIntyre 3&2
USA 3 – GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles
Stewart Hagestad beat Jack Singh Brar 2&1
Norman Xiong halved with Scott Gregory
Scottie Scheffler beat Connor Syme 1Up
Collin Morikawa beat Harry Ellis 2&1
Braden Thornberry beat Paul McBride 6&5
Doug Ghim beat Matthew Jordan 3&1
Cameron Champ halved with Robert MacIntyre
Will Zalatoris beat Jack Davidson 3&2
Doc Redman lost to David Boote 1Up
Maverick McNealy beat Alfie Plant 4&2
USA 8 – GB&I 2

Match Result: USA 19 – GB&I 7

Series Results: USA 36 – GB&I 9 – Halved 1 (after Match 46) 

Click here to view the – USGA’s Saturday Singles Highlights

Click here to view the – USGA’s Saturday Foursomes Highlights

USGA Highlights Of The 2017 Walker Cup

The 2016 USA Walker Cup Team

(l-r) Back – Spider Miller (c), Maverick McNealy, Will Zalatoris, Scott Hagestad, Norman Xiong, Cameron Champ, Front – Braden Thornberry, Doc Redman, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim (© GolfBible)

Here is a collection of additional information on the 2017 Walker Cup match: –

Result – United States of America beat Great Britain & Ireland 19 – 7.

Dates – 9th and 10th September 2017.

Format – On both days of the contest there were four foursome matches in the morning followed by a series of singles in the afternoon; eight on Day 1 and ten on Day 2. There were therefore 26 points to play for.

GB&I Team – The R&A announced the 2017 Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) Walker Cup Team on 21st August 2017.

David BOOTE (23) – Walton Heath GC, Wales (22/09/93)
Jack DAVIDSON (20) – Llanwern GC, Wales (13/12/96)
Harry ELLIS (21) – Meon Valley GC, England (10/09/95)
Scott GREGORY (22) – Corhampton GC, England (1/10/94)
Matthew JORDAN (21) – Royal Liverpool GC, England (18/01/96)
Robert MACINTYRE (21) – Glencruitten GC, Scotland (03/08/96
Paul MCBRIDE (21) – The Island GC, Ireland (15/10/95)
Alfie PLANT (25) – Sundridge Park GC, England (06/07/92)
Jack SINGH BRAR (20) – Remedy Oak GC, England (18/11/96)
Connor SYME (22) – Drumoig GC, Scotland (11/07/95)

Andy INGRAM – Captain

The original captain Craig WATSON sadly had to withdraw shortly before the team travelled due to the death of his sister.


The GB&I Walker Cup Team (Photo: USGA)

USA Team – The United States Golf Association (USGA) confirmed their 2017 Walker Cup Team at the conclusion of the U.S. Amateur Championship on the afternoon of Sunday 20th August.

Cameron CHAMP (22) – Sacramento, California (15/06/95)
Doug GHIM (21) – Arlington Heights, Illinois (16/04/96)
Stewart HAGESTAD (26) – Newport Beach, California (10/04/91)
Maverick MCNEALY (21) – Portola Valley, California (07/11/95)
Collin MORIKAWA (20) – La Canada Flintridge, California (06/02/97)
Doc REDMAN (19) – Raleigh, North Carolina (27/12/97)
Scottie SCHEFFLER (21) – Dallas, Texas (21/06/96)
Braden THORNBERRY (20) – Olive Branch, Mississippi (11/04/97)
Norman XIONG (18) – Canyon Lake, California (09/11/98)
Will ZALATORIS (21) – Plano, Texas (16/08/96)

John “Spider” MILLER – Captain

The USA Walker Cup Team (Photo: USGA)

Five of the players were from California the home state of the 46th Walker Cup match. Maverick MCNEALY was the only player on either side who competed in the 2015 match at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

Captains – Andy INGRAM (57) took over as Acting Captain when Craig WATSON stood down on 30th August 2017 due to a serious family illness.

Ingram became GB&I’s 27th Walker Cup captain and just the 8th not to have been a former player. He is the 4th Welshman to be afforded the honour.

Andy Ingram with Jamie Donaldson in January 2015 (Photo: Steve Pope / Sporting Wales)

Andy Ingram has been the Chairman of the R&A’s GB&I Men’s Selection Committee since 2014 and is a former Welsh Boy’s and Youth International player.

He captained the Welsh Men’s Home Internationals team on five occasions, including their Raymond Trophy victory at Royal St. David’s GC in 2002. Ingram also captained the winning European Junior Ryder Cup Team in the USA in 2004 and also at Celtic Manor in 2006 where Europe retained the trophy.

John “Spider” Miller (67) was re-instated as USA’s 2017 captain in November 2015. USA’s impressive win in LA offset a disappointing 16.5 – 9.5 loss at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 2015. He therefore steps down with a Won 1 Loss 1 record as captain.

WC Spider Miller

John “Spider” Miller (Photo: Getty Images / The R&A)

Mr. Miller comes from Bloomington, Indiana. He won the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in 1996 and 1998. As a result of these wins, he competed in the Masters Tournament in 1997 and 1999 and also represented the United States in the 1999 Walker Cup match played at Nairn in Scotland. 

Venue – The 46th Walker Cup Match was staged at the Los Angeles Country Club, Beverly Hills, California, USA.

The USGA announced the original selection of the Los Angeles Country Club on 11th September 2009. It was the second occasion the Walker Cup had been staged in California; the previous one being at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach in 1981.

Los Angeles Country Club (© GolfAdvisor.com)

The exclusive Los Angeles Country Club (LACC) in Beverly Hills was said to be the most expensive golf real estate in the world and the second most expensive piece of green field land in the USA after Central Park (325 acres / 36 holes / worth c.$3Bn).

LACC’s North Course was sympathetically restoration by Gil Hanse (and golf historian / journalist Geoff Shackelford) between 2009-11. The work returned the course more closely to how George C. Thomas Jr. (and builder William Bell) originally designed it in 1927.  Thomas had previously built the original W. Herbert Fowler design on the site in 1921.

The North Course is currently ranked 23rd in Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. It is considered the crown jewel of Thomas’ Los Angeles portfolio that includes nearby Riviera and Bel-Air.

The Hanse renovation saw numerous new tees introduced and variations in hole lengths / pars are expected to feature from round to round.

Los Angeles CC – North Course (Photo: USGA Fact Sheet)

Course Photographs – The photos below by Jon Cavalier and John Mummert highlight this outstanding course.

LACC 3rd hole Photo 1

3rd hole – par 4 (Photo: Jon Cavalier @LinksGems)

LACC 6th hole Photo 2

6th hole – par 4 (Photo: Jon Cavalier @LinksGems)

7th hole – par 3 or 4 & 8th hole – par 5 (Photo: USGA / John Mummert) 

LACC 10th hole

10th hole – par 4 (Photo: Jon Cavalier @LinksGems)

LACC 11th hole

11th hole – par 3 (Photo: Jon Cavalier @LinksGems)

Lee Wybranski Official Art Work
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