Turnesa Credits American Victory to Good Fortune, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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-♦ Turnesa Credits American Victory to Good Fortune BIRKDALE, Eng., May 12 UP.— , Capt. Willie Turnesa of Elmsford, N. Y., today credited the U. S. victory in the Walker Cup matches to "good fortune." "The contest could easily have gone the other way," Turnesa said after he received a tremendous ovation from the crowd which thronged the Birkdale Clubhouse steps to watch club captain H. F. Simpson present the cup to the winning Americans. "Some reason or other," Turnesa added, "we always seem to have good fortune when we play over here." He paid tribute to the British galleries, saying "they are one good reason we like to play over here." In presenting the cup to the victors, Simpson said the U. S. amateur stars were "real ambassadors of friendship, fine sports and dreaded foes." "They fought like tigers and we were up against eight brick walls," he said sadly. "But they deserved to win and are worthy winners of hard fought matches. "While the aim of both teams is winning, a more important item is cementing friendship between nations and the members of both teams did just that."

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