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Golf: USA win ‘Ryder Cup’ at Sandburn Hall
9:40am Saturday 6th October 2012 in Sport
EUROPE may have staged the ‘miracle of Medinah’ to win the Ryder Cup in Chicago last weekend, but the ‘spirit of Seve’ was missing when Sandburn Hall’s golfers staged their equivalent of the biennial match up.
The USA were convincing 22-14 winners against their European counterparts following a day of matches at the Flaxton course, which sees club members don either blue or red shirts every two years in their own version of golf’s most prestigious team event.
The European team, captained by managing director James Hogg, were up against it from the start of the morning 18-hole fourballs – trailing 12.5-5.5 following the conclusion of the matches. Although they made a better fist of things in the nine hole afternoon foursomes series, they still lost 9.5-8.5 to the Americans, who were led by Sandburn Hall 2012 club captain Dave Carrington.
Carrington, paired with Brian Smith, produced the biggest win of the competition when they crushed Andy Reynolds and Derek Smith 5&4 in the fourballs.