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U.S. wins Walker Cup, licking Ireland, Britain



SOUTHAMPTON, New York - Nathan Smith won the deciding point in the United States’ 17-9 victory over Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup on Sunday, beating England’s Nathan Kimsey 4 and 3 in the fifth singles match at historic National Golf Links of America.

The 35-year-old Smith, a four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, won the par-3 13th and par-4 14th with pars and ended the match with a halve for bogey on the par-4 15th.

Alabama teammates Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas, 45-year-old South Carolina high school teacher Todd White, California’s Michael Kim, Oklahoma State’s Jordan Niebrugge and Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers also won singles matches.

AP

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