Walmley Golf Club

Europe romp away with the win in the Junior Ryder Cup 2018

Europe 9 1/2        USA 2 1/2

Last Saturday and Sunday saw fourteen Juniors and five 'dads' take part in the 3rd Walmley Junior Ryder cup. The draw for teams had been made at the junior championships 2 weeks previously and, on paper,  the Americans were the strongesJoe Moore & Billy Sansome captained the Europeans whilst Vice Captain Noah Winwood lead the USA. Billy was captain for the Saturday foursomes and oversaw a near 'blue' wash by the Europeans. However once the chips arrived from Atlantis fish bar thoughts turned to the Sunday singles.....

Last years event was a very close finish with a 7-6 victory for Europe. This meant that Europe just needed 2 1/2 points from 8 singles matches to retain the Sam Ryder trophy.


Ben Storer leads off for the USA


Arjan practises his one handed putting


Captain Winwood sent out the top 3 from the order of merit to get some early points on the board for the Americans. But European singles Captain Joe Moore had similar ideas and so the two Bens and Noah himself all lost for the USA.  Once Tom Quiggin had despatched Alfie Barron 8&6, the Ryder Cup was retained comfortably. 


The highlight for the USA was a win by the rejuvenated Joe Creed beating Seb Bagley 5&3 but by then it was all too late. 

Matt Earle completed the rout with his win over 'rookie' Jacob Delicate and Europe won the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup by 9 1/2 to 2 1/2. Maybe an omen for a similar event in Paris next weekend

Ben Storer v Joe Moore


Ben Evans v Matt Ryan


Noah Winnwood v Arjan Billan


 Alfie Barron v Tom Quiggin


Joe Creed v Seb Bagley


Jacob Delicate v Matt Earle



USA Captain Noah Winwood & winning European Captain Joe Moore with the trophy


Many thanks to the Juniors for taking part, especially those who played both days. Thanks to Dave Bagley, Paul Devlin and of course Richard Storer for 'padding' out the teams!
Special thanks to Matt Quiggin for agreeing to play 30 mins before tee off due to Clark Caldicotts' late withdrawal. Clark had finally lost his last milk tooth and was eagerly awaiting the tooth fairy..


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