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Jonathan Moore lifted his USA team to a one-point win by holing his 4-foot eagle putt on the final hole of his match, to his teammates' delight. Moore, of Vancouver, Wash., was 3-0 overall. (John Mummert/USGA)

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ABC Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m. EDT

 

 

Lovemark, Moore Lift USA To One-Point Victory

Newcastle, N. Ireland – Jamie Lovemark of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Jonathan Moore of Vancouver, Wash., each won a pair of matches Sunday to lead the USA amateur squad to a one-point victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the 41st Walker Cup Match played at Royal County Down Golf Club.

Moore, 22, sealed the Americans’ win over the 7,181-yard, par 71 championship layout when he hit a 4-iron from 252 yards to three feet on the final hole and holed his putt for an eagle 3 and a 1-up win over 39-year-old Nigel Edwards of Wales.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Moore of his team’s 12½-11½ win. “I never dreamed it would get that close. It came off perfect. This was the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m just really thankful.”


Victory Crowns Marucci's Career

Newcastle, N. Ireland - As Jonathan Moore lined-up his 4-foot eagle putt on the 18th green, United States of America captain Buddy Marucci was just 10 feet away on his knees on the edge of the green.


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Championship Facts

PAR AND YARDAGE – Royal County Down will be set up at 7,181 yards with a par of 35-36-71

GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT – Old Tom Morris is credited with the original routing in 1889, which was possibly the first course to ignore the then traditional layout of nine holes "out" and nine holes "back." Royal County Down was opened for play in 1891. Many revisions were made, including some by club professional Seymour Dunn (1904) and by famed golfer Harry Vardon. Others who had a hand in evolving changes to the course were George Combe and Harry Colt, all in the first three decades of the 1900s. The last of the modifications was in 2005 when Donald Steel tinkered with the 16th hole.

ROYALTY – In 1908, King Edward VII conferred "Royal" status to the Club.

WHAT IS THE WALKER CUP MATCH? – The Walker Cup Match is contested by male amateur players, one team from the United States and one team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The teams consist of not more than 10 players and a captain. The Match is conducted every two years, alternately in the U.S. and Great Britain/Ireland.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY – On Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, there will be four foursomes matches (18 holes each) each morning and eight singles matches (18 holes each) each afternoon.

Starting Times – (local GMT)
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. for foursomes, 1 p.m. for singles
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. for foursomes, 1 p.m. for singles

TICKETS – Daily grounds tickets are 25 pounds apiece. While a limited number are available, they can be purchased online at www.randa.org. Junior (age 16 and under) are 10 pounds apiece.

 
 

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