Andy Ogletree and team USA beat Great Britain & Ireland in Walker Cup

Credit: Jim Ogletree
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HOYLAKE, England. For the first time in 12 years, the Americans celebrated a Walker Cup victory away from home.

After heading into Sunday's match down two points, the Americans picked up a point in morning foursomes and then trounced Great Britain and Ireland, taking eight of 10 singles matches for a 15 1/2-10 1/2 victory at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

The Walker Cup is contested every two years between top amateur players from the United States against a team from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I).

Andy Ogletree, a native of Little Rock, was one of eight Americans who helped lead the team to victory. He captured a 2-and-1 victory over Conor Gough in singles play, helping team USA win eight of 10 singles matches.

Ogletree paired up with John Augenstein, who he defeated in the 2019 U.S. Amateur, earlier in the day for a foursome against GB&I's Euan Walker and Sandy Scott. Team USA won 2½-1½ in the morning's foursomes.

For the first time since 2009, Georgia Tech had a representative on U.S. team in Ogletree. He earned his spot on the team after winning the U.S. Amateur Championship in August.

Team USA won the Walker Cup for the second straight time, and the first time overseas since winning at Royal County Down in 2007.

The U.S. improved to 37-9-1 overall in the Walker Cup, which will be held at Seminole Golf Club in Florida in 2021.