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U.S. rally for perfection, win Walker Cup

The Associated Press 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 to win 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 15½ - 10½ 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 U.S. 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.

Cole Hammer was 3 up through six holes on his way to a 6-and-5 victory over Conor Purcell. Pak made it 3-0 for the week with a 2-and-1 victory over Euan Walker. Augenstein began with the opening tee shot and officially clinched it with his 4-and-3 win over Thomas Plumb.Speech

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