The European Golf Team have a one-point advantage over the USA at the end of the first day’s play in The Palmer Cup Match at Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey.

The morning foursomes were shared 2 1/2-2 1/2 and Europe won the afternoon four-ball by 3-2.

St Andrews Links Champion Grant Forrest from Craigielaw lost in both sessions of play.

The Scottish golf pairing of Jack McDonald from Kilmarnock Barassie and James Ross of Royal Burgess, lost by one hole in the morning, but gave the European golf team the overnight lead by winning the final four-ball game by 3 and 1.

The European golf duo of Thomas Detry and Jon Rahm won both matches.


FOURSOMES (2 1/2-2 1/2)

Paul Dunne and Grant Forrest lost to Brandon Hagy and Ollie Schniederjans 2 and 1.
Thomas Detry and Jon Rahm bt Trey Mullinax and Robby Shelton 2 and 1
Ricardo Gouveia and Erik Oja bt Rico Hoey and Jack Maguire 3 and 2
Pep Angles and Louis Tomlinson halved with Wyndham Clark and Anthony Maccaglia
Jack McDonald and James Ross lost to Bryson Dechambeau and Stewart Jolly1 hole


Detry and Rahm bt Hagy and Schneiderjans 3 and 2
Gouveia and Oja lost to Mullinax and Shelton 4 and 3
Forrest and Dunne lost to Hoey and Maguire 4 and 2
Angles and Tomlinson bt Dechambeau and Maccaglia 1 hole
McDonald and Ross bt Clark and Jolly 3 and 2


Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

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