2009 Walker Cup: Match Scores, Team Rosters, Player Records

Final score: Team USA 16.5, Team GB&I 9.5

Rickie Fowler, Morgan Hoffman and Peter Uihlein at 2009 Walker Cup
From left, Rickie Fowler, Morgan Hoffman and Peter Uihlein of the victorious Team USA at 2009 Walker Cup. David Cannon/Getty Images

Team USA pulled away to a 7-point victory over Great Britain & Ireland at the 2009 Walker Cup, in part on the strength of its foursomes play. The United States won three out of the four foursomes matches played in both sessions, for a total of six points earned in that format.

Rickie Fowler (playing his final event as an amateur) and Peter Uihlein led the way for the U.S., each posting perfect 4-0-0 marks.

Fowler ended his Walker Cup career undefeated, having gone 3-0-1 at the 2007 match.

The USA side was guaranteed to retain the Cup when Cameron Tringale defeated Luke Goddard 8-and-6 in the final day's singles, the 13th point for the Americans. The outright win was earned with Uihlein's 3-and-1 win over Stiggy Hodgson.

This was the third consecutive Walker Cup victory for Team USA, and afterward Team USA held a 34-7-1 advantage over Team GB&I in the series history.

Final Score: United States 16.5, Great Britain & Ireland 9.5
When: Sept. 12-13
Where: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
Captains: GB&I - Colin Dalgleish; USA - Buddy Marucci

Team Rosters

  • GB&I - Wallace Booth, Gavin Dear, Niall Kearney, Tommy Fleetwood, Luke Goddard, Matt Haines, Eamonn "Stiggy" Hodgson, Sam Hutsby, Chris Paisley, Dale Whitnell
  • USA - Bud Cauley, Rickie Fowler, Brendan Gielow, Brian Harman, Morgan Hoffmann, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Smith, Cameron Tringale, Peter Uihlein, Drew Weaver

    Day 1 Results

    Foursomes

    • Brian Harman/Morgan Hoffman, USA, def. Wallace Booth/Sam Hutsby, GB&I, 2 and 1
    • Peter Uihlein/Nathan Smith, USA, def. Gavin Dear/Matt Haines, GB&I, 1-up
    • Rickie Fowler/Bud Cauley, USA, def. Luke Goddard/Dale Whitnell, GB&I, 6 and 5
    • Stiggy Hodgson/Niall Kearney, GB&I, def. Cameron Tringale/Adam Mitchell, USA, 3 and 1

      Singles

      • Gavin Dear, GB&I, halved with Brian Harman, USA
      • Rickie Fowler, USA, def. Sam Hutsby, GB&I, 7 and 6
      • Wallace Booth, GB&I, halved with Cameron Tringdale, USA
      • Matt Haines, GB&I, halved with Morgan Hoffman, USA
      • Peter Uihlein, USA, def. Tommy Fleetwood, GB&I, 2 and 1
      • Chris Paisley, GB&I, halved with Drew Weaver, USA
      • Bud Cauley, USA, def. Niall Kearney, GB&I, 2 and 1
      • Stiggy Hodgson, GB&I, def. Brendan Geilow, USA, 2 and 1

      Day 2 Results

      Foursomes

      • Brian Harman/Adam Mitchell, USA, def. Gavin Dear/Matt Haines, GB&I, 3 and 2
      • Rickie Fowler/Bud Cauley, USA, def. Stiggy Hodgson/Niall Kearney, GB&I, 1-up
      • Wallace Booth/Sam Hutsby, GB&I, def. Drew Weaver/Brendan Gielow, USA, 3 and 2
      • Nathan Smith/Peter Uihlein, USA, def. Chris Paisley/Dale Whitnell, GB&I, 5 and 4

      Singles

      • Gavin Dear, GB&I, def. Brian Harman, USA, 3 and 2
      • Rickie Fowler, USA, def. Matt Haines, GB&I, 2 and 1
      • Peter Uihlein, USA, def. Stiggy Hodgson, GB&I, 3 and 1
      • Morgan Hoffman, USA, def. Wallace Booth, GB&I, 1-up
      • Chris Paisley, GB&I, halved with Bud Cauley, USA
      • Sam Hutsby, GB&I, def. Adam Mitchell, USA, 1-up
      • Tommy Fleetwood, GB&I, def. Drew Weaver, USA, 1-up
      • Cameron Tringdale, USA, def. Luke Goddard, GB&I, 8 and 6
      • Niall Kearney, GB&I, def. Nathan Smith, USA, 3 and 2
      • Brendan Gielow, USA, def. Dale Whitnell, GB&I, 4 and 3

      Player Records

      (Wins-Losses-Halves)

      GB&I
      Wallace Booth, 1-2-1
      Gavin Dear, 1-2-1
      Niall Kearney, 2-2-0
      Tommy Fleetwood, 1-1-0
      Luke Goddard, 0-2-0
      Matt Haines, 0-3-1
      Stiggy Hodgson, 2-2-0
      Sam Hutsby, 2-2-0
      Chris Paisley, 0-1-2
      Dale Whitnell, 0-3-0

      USA
      Bud Cauley, 3-0-1
      Rickie Fowler, 4-0-0
      Brendan Gielow, 1-2-0
      Brian Harman, 2-1-1
      Morgan Hoffmann, 2-0-1
      Adam Mitchell, 1-2-0
      Nathan Smith, 2-1-0
      Cameron Tringale, 1-1-1
      Peter Uihlein, 4-0-0
      Drew Weaver, 0-2-1