Scottish players played a significant part as Europe romped to victory by 18 1/2-11 1/2 at the 2014 Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, England.

The US and European Golf Teams were level at 10-10 going into the last day programme of 10 singles ties.

Europe golf team head coach Andrew Coltart decided to put two of the three Scots in his line-up, University of Houston student James Ross of Royal Burgess and St Andrews Links Trophy winner Grant Forrest of Craigielaw at the top of his batting order -

Ross and Forrest both won by 3 and 2 and another Scottish player, Jack McDonald from Kilmarnock Barassie and the University of Stirling won by 2 and 1.

Irishman Paul Dunne won the 3rd tie by one hole to put the Europeans 3pt ahead from the 3 finished ties.

Louis Tomlinson of England lost to the WAGR number 1, Ollie Schniederjans, by 5 and 3, which was the American’s only Saturday single’s success.

There were further European golf team wins for Thomas Detry of Belgium, Jon Rahm from Spain, Erik Oja of Sweden and Ricardo Gouveia from Portugal.

Pep Angles from Spain halved the last tie with Rico Hoey.

Golf Results:

EUROPE 18 1/2, USA 11 1/2

Saturday singles: Europe 8 1/2, USA 1 1/2

European names first

James Ross (Sco) beat Brandon Hagy 3 and 2
Grant Forrest (Sco) beat Trey Mullinax 3 and 2
Paul Dunne (Ire) beat Robby Shelton 1 hole
Louis Tomlinson (Eng) lost to Olli8e Schniederjans 5 and 3
Jack McDonald (Sco) beat Bryson Dechambeau 2 and 1
Thomas Detry (Bel) beat Jack Maguire 4 and 3
Jon Rahm (Spa) beat Wyndham Clark 4 and 2
Erik Oja (Swe) beat Anthony Maccaglia 3 and 2
Ricardo Gouveia (Por) beat Stewart Jolly 3 and 1
Pep Angles (Spa) halved with Rico Hoey


Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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