Ryder Cup: Victory for US in Junior Cup
THE United States last night won the Junior Ryder Cup for the third time in succession with a five-point victory at Olympia Fields in Chicago.
The home side led by 7-5 going into the 12 singles matches and were soon closing in on the trophy after winning four of the first five matches and halving the other.
And although Germany’s Dominic Foos, Spain’s Covadonga Sanjuan and Austria’s Matthias Schwab won the next three matches out, America’s Alison Lee was completing a 6&5 victory over Sweden’s Linnea Strom in match nine to seal the win.
Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan did have the satisfaction of a 4&3 win over Jim Liu in the final match, but the home side were comfortable winners by 14.5 points to 9.5.
That was considerably closer than the last contest on US soil in 2008, when the home side won by an amazing 22-2 in Kentucky.
The biennial competition has helped launch the careers of the likes of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Nicolas Colsaerts, who are all on the European team seeking to defend the Ryder Cup at Medinah, starting on Friday.
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