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US go 5 points ahead and take a dominant position

Scarsdale, N. Y. 9th August - The US team have taken a dominate position in the Walker Cup with 4 points in the singles to add to their 4 points from the morning foursomes matches. The team now need only 4 points from the Sunday matches to win the back the trophy they lost at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Wales in 1995.

The afternoon started better for the Great Britain & Ireland team and there was hope that some of the damage would be recovered. however after winning the first two matches they lost three out of the last four and are now left with a difficult task trailing by 5 points.

US team captain, Dowing Gray said, "It was a good day for us. It looked like it was slipping away a little in the afternoon but I'm proud of the way we hung in there."

Clive Brown the G.B & I captain said, " It's just not good enough. But hopefully our play in the singles will carry over to tomorrow."

Justin Rose , the 17 year-old from England and the youngest player ever to take part in the Walker Cup notched up his first point when he defeated Joel Kribel 1-up.

Saturday Afternoon Results - Singles

Craig Watson G.B. & I defeated Steve Scott US 1-up
Steven Young G.B. & I defeated Duke Delcher US 5 and 4
Barclay Howard G.B. & I lost to Brad Elder US 5 and 4
Justin Rose G.B. & I defeated Joel Kribel US 1-up
Keith Nolan G.B. & I lost to Randy Lean US 3 and 2
Graham Rankin G.B. & I lost to Jason Gore US 3 and 2
Richard Coughlan G.B. & I halved Chris Wollmann US halved
Gary Wolstenholme G.B. & I lost to John Harris US 1-down

Points: Great Britain & Ireland 3 - US 4

Total: Great Britain & Ireland 3 - US 8