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Americans rally to win Walker Cup in Liverpool
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HOYLAKE, England (AP) — John Pak completed a perfect week and John Augenstein delivered the clinching point as the American rallied from a two-point deficit Sunday and won the Walker Cup for the first time away from home in 12 years.

Facing a two-point deficit at the start of Sunday, the Americans picked up a point in morning foursomes and then overwhelmed Great Britain & Ireland by taking eight of 10 singles matches for a 15 1/2-10 1/2 victory at Royal Liverpool.

Team USA won the Walker Cup for the second straight time, and the first time overseas since Royal County Down in 2007.

“They’ve got a great memory now,” U.S. captain Nathaniel Crosby said.

The Americans won two of three matches and tied the other in foursomes. GB&I quickly picked up a point in singles when Sandy Scott beat Brandon Wu, the Stanford grad’s first loss of the week.

The rest was all U.S. red.


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Paul Casey of England won on the European Tour for the first time in five years when he closed with a 6-under 66 for a one-shot victory in the Porsche European Open.

Casey started the final round one shot behind Bernd Ritthammer and Robert MacIntyre and played bogey-free for his 14th title on the European Tour.

He finished at 14-under 274 at Green Eagle Golf Club.

Casey, who successfully defended his title this year in the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour, last won on the European Tour at the KLM Open in 2014.