Sunday, September 20, 2015

California dreaming on such a day like this ...

GB and I level at 8-8 with USA going into final day of PGA Cup

Nathaniel Sylvester in California
It was a day for heroes at CordeValle, California as Great Britain and Ireland’s PGA Cup lions roared back into contention against the might of America.
Jon Bevan’s team nicked the Saturday morning four-balls 2.5-1.5 and then, under a scorching sun, shared the foursomes to tie the match 8-8 going into the Sunday singles.
Among those to shine was Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney who bagged two points while Jason Levermore and Tartan Tour Welshman Gareth Wright are unbeaten in four matches.
But there was plenty on the line as the third session neared its climax. Trailing in three matches as they hit the turn in the foursomes, GB and I displayed the kind of grit and determination exhibited by their captain in his PGA Cup playing days.
As a result they head into the Sunday singles with a realistic chance of making history with a first win on US soil.


Left to right: skipper Jon Bevan, Niall Kearney, Cameron Clark and Alex Wrigley. Picture by courtesy of Scott Halleran and Getty Images

Overall Match Score after two days:

 USA 8, GB and Ireland 8
Day Two results:

Saturday Morning Fourballs : 1.5-2.5

USA names first
M Block and S Deane lost to G Wright and J Levermore 3 and 2
M Dobyns and B Polland lost to N Kearney and A Wrigley 1 hole
O Uresti and S Dougherty halved with G Fox and D Dixon
A Morin and G Sturgeon bt M Watson and  P Hendriksen 4 and 2

Saturday Afternoon Foursomes: 2-2

USA names first
B Sowards and J Broce halved with G Wright and J Levermore
M Block and S Deane bt L Clarke and A Wrigley 2 and 1
M Dobyns and B Polland halved with G Fox and D Dixon
S Dougherty and G Sturgeon lost to C Clark and N Kearney 2 and 1



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