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U.S. trounces GB&I in Walker Cup, 19-7

The U.S. completed its blitz of Great Britain and Ireland in the 46th Walker Cup, posting a 19-7 victory Sunday at Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course.

After a 2-2 split in Saturday’s morning foursomes, the Americans seized control in the biennial amateur series. The U.S. won the final three sessions by a combined 17-5 score, capped by an emphatic 8-2 thumping of GB&I in Sunday’s singles matches (scores: http://bit.ly/2xXdR03).

Doug Ghim, Maverick McNealy and Collin Morikawa won four points each for the Americans. Ghim and McNealy teamed for two foursomes victories and won their two singles matches. Morikawa, who paired with Norman Xiong for two foursomes triumphs, also won two singles matches. Xiong halved his Sunday singles match against GB&I’s Scott Gregory.

Jack Singh Brar emerged as GB&I’s top player, winning three points before losing to Stewart Hagestad in Sunday singles. Gregory, the 2016 British Amateur champion, won 2½ points.

The Americans lead the series, 36-9-1.