Sept. 8, 2007
Clemson, SC–Clemson sophomore Kyle Stanley played two competitive matches at the Walker Cup on Saturday in County Down, Ireland. Stanley is one of 10 members of the United States team in the event being played at famed Royal County Down Golf Club in Ireland.
Stanley was playing in the matches in Ireland on the day his Clemson teammates arrived back in South Carolina after competing in the Topy Cup in Japan this past week.
Stanley teamed with longtime US amateur Trip Kuehne in a foursome match in the morning against John Parry and David Horsey of Great Britain and Ireland. The match was all square through 15 holes, then the GB&I team captured the 16th and 17th holes to win the match 2 and 1.
Stanley then met Nigel Edwards of GB&I in a singles match in the afternoon. Edwards, a 39-year-old veteran of three Walker Cup competitions, won the first hole and held a 3-up lead through 11 holes. Stanley then won 12, 13 and 14 to square the match for the first time since the first shot.
Edwards then won the 15th hole to take a 1-up lead, but Stanley won the 17th in dramatic fashion to tie the match entering the 18th hole. But, Edwards made birdie on the par five 18th to win the match 1-up.
The United States and GB&I squads are tied at 6-6 after the first day. The competition will conclude on Sunday with 12 singles more matches.
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