Lovemark Helps U.S. To Walker Cup Win|
Sept. 9, 2007
USC sophomore Jamie Lovemark and American teammate Jonathan Moore each won a pair of matches Sunday (Sept. 9) to lead the USA amateur squad to a one-point victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the 41st Walker Cup Match played at Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, North Ireland.
Lovemark, the 2007 NCAA individual title winner, and Moore were the only other American to win in Sunday singles in the Ryder-Cup style match-up. Lovemark took the lead on the fourth hole and slowly pulled away to a 4-and-2 win over Englishman Jamie Moul. Colt Knost of Dallas, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, got the other half point by tying his match against Danny Willett of England.
The Americans appeared headed for a easy afternoon after building sweeping the four morning foursomes to break a deadlock and give the USA a 10-6 lead. However, the GB&I team mounted a comeback, winning 4½ of the first 6 singles points to pull within a point with two matches still on the course.
Lovemark and Chris Kirk of Woodstock, Ga., defeated the English duo of David Horsey and John Parry in foursomes, 2 up. Moore teamed with 35-year-old Trip Kuehne of Irving, Texas, to win their morning foursomes match over Moul and Danny Willett, 4 and 2.
Moore and Lovemark went a combined 3-0 over the two days.
Lovemark's participation in the Walker Cup will keep him out of the Trojans' first tournament of the 2007 fall season, the Inverness Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 10-11) in Toledo, Ohio.