Americans Win Walker Cup Again: Marks 12th Success in 13 Such Meets, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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in of -♦ Americans Win Walker Cup Again Marks 12th Success In 13 Such Meets Concluding Matches Give U.S. Six Points Against Three for British Rivals By WALTER W. THORNBERRY United Press Sports Writer BIRKDALE, Eng., May 12.— With their own champion, Sam Urzetta, leading the way, Americas Amateur golfing stars retained possession of the Walker Cup today when they defeated Britain in four of the eight concluding singles matches and halved one of the others. It gave the U. S. six points against three for Britain and marked the 12th time in the 13 times the Cup has been contested that it was won by America. Britain won it only in 1938. Urzetta, who had teamed with Capt. Willie Turnesa of Elmsford, N. Y., to win one of the two points the U. S. picked up in foursome play yesterday; Dick Chapman of Pinehurst, N. C, Bill Campbell of Huntington, W. Va., and Jim McHale, Jr., of Philadelphia, turned in the singles victories which assured American retention of the cup. Turnesa, Frank Stranahan of Toledo, Ohio, and Charles Coe of Oklahoma City were beaten by their British opponents, S, while Harold Paddock, Jr., of Cleveland d and Ian Caldwell, 20-year-old London dental student, halved their match. Urzetta Bears McCready Urzetta, whose Italian immigrant parents live in Rochester, N. Y., defeated Sam MeCready, 33-year-old Irishman and 1949 9 British amateur champion 4 and 3; Chapman !- beat John Morgan, a former professional, who was reinstated after World d War H., 7 and 6; Campbell, the former * West Virginia state legislator, defeated d Cecil Ewing of Dublin, a veteran of four ir previous cup renewals, 5 and 4, and d McHale turned back John Langley, who at tt the age of 18 played on his first Walker ;r Cup team in 1936, 2 up. Urzetta, who won the U. S. Amateur title le last year, was the first to finish, followed ,d closely by Chapman and Campbell and d their victories were enough to assure the q U. S. of victory. It wasnt until after that it that Britain picked up its first point. Turnesa, blowing a 4 up lead he held d at the halfway point, lost to Alex Kyle, 44-year-old l_ Yorkshire farmer and a veteran ,n of international golfing wars, 2 up; Stranahan i- was beaten by Joe Carr of Dublin, tit playing in the Walker Cup for the third d time, 2 and 1, and Coe lost by the same ie margin to Ronnie White, who thus kept intact his record of never being beaten in in Walker Cup play. Sharing the leading role with Urzetta -a was Chapman. They were the only Americans i_ who were victorious in both the foursome r_ and singles play. In the foursome ie play yesterday, Urzetta and Turnesa defeated ;_ Jim Bruen and Morgan, 5 and 4, 4f while Chapman and Bob Knowles, Jr., of of Brookline, Mass., beat Kyle and Caldwell, 11, 1 up. Stranahan and Campbell halved with ;h White and Carr as did Coe and McHale le against Ewing and Langley. Paddock replaced Knowles in singles es play today and came from behind to wind id up even with Caldwell, who held a 3 up ip edge going into the last nine holes of the ie 36 -hole match. Urzetta Starts Poorly Urzetta, competing in his first international a- play, started poorly, dropping two po of the first three holes to McCready, but at he fought his way back to pull even at at the end of the first nine and never was as headed thereafter. He was 2 up at the end id of 18, held that margin at the end of 27, :7, and closed out the match by holing a 20-foot 0- putt on the thirty-third hole. Chapman led all the way. He was 2 up ip at the end of the morning round, increased *d e" it to 4 up at the 27-hole mark and never let up as he gave Morgan the worst licking in the 1951 matches. Campbell achieved a 5-up margin on the ■ , first 18 and coasted in after that. McHale ■. forced a 2-up edge in the morning and held it throughout the afternoon. . It looked like Turnesa was going to swamp Kyle when he shot a 69, five under n- par, on the morning round to go 4 up. p. He was out in 33 — three under par — and id won the first two holes. Kyle evened it it by winning the fifth and sixth, but then sn Turnesa won the next three holes of the tie first nine to go 3 up in one of the hottest ist streaks of gold in the current series. He Ie made it 4 up at the end of 18. But little ;le Willie could not keep up the pace and his lis medal score for the afternoon 18 was 80 — — six strokes over par and 11 strokes off ff his morning medal score. He lost the accuracy c- on his drives, dubbed several shots, ts, and missed short putts during the afternoon. x- Coe and White staged a close battle all all the way. Both shot 33s on the first nine, ie, S, d ROCKY GRAZIANO— Is due in Mon-•- treal today to wind up training for his ten-round bout with Johnny Greco there on May 21. n- up. p. and id it it sn the tie ist He Ie ;le his lis — — off ff c- ts, x- all all ie, but Coe held a 1-up lead at the end of f , 18 and had increased it to 2 up at the end _ of 27. But then White got hot, won four of the next six holes and went on to vic- ,_ tory. Carr led Stranahan most of the way leading 1 up at 18 and 2 up at 27. The g Toledo strongboy cut Carrs lead to 1 up *j! by winning the 31st but lost out when Carr birdied the 35th. Paddock was 3 down going into the final ai nine holes and was still 2 down with only [y two holes to go. But Caldwell blew up on m the final two holes, going one over par on m the 35th and two over on the 36th and id final hole to enable Paddock to wind up ip i even.

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