Skip to content

Surratt, Team USA Complete Sunday Rally to Capture Walker Cup

Scotland's ST. ANDREWS - On Sunday at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Caleb Surratt said goodbye to Team USA as the Americans defeated Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) to win the competition.

Surratt, who is currently the eighth-ranked amateur in the world, won three of his four matches while Team USA won 13 straight matches. The golfer from Indian Trail, North Carolina, went 2-0 in singles play and finished first in one of his foursomes with Ben James from the University of Virginia. At the end of the first day, the American team overcame a 7.5-4.5 disadvantage to win 14.5-11.5 and keep the cup.

Surratt lost the foursome with James 3 and 2 on Saturday during his maiden outing at the Old Course. In singles, he battled back strongly to defeat Barclay Brown 4 and 3. His birdies on holes 5, 9, and 12 helped the Americans win by adding to their total.

Surratt and James scored a 2 and 1 result on Sunday to aid the USA's comeback. The American team scored a birdie on each of holes 5, 7, and 13 to help them win. Surratt finished the weekend strong by defeating Calum Scott in a singles match, 3 and 2. The current SEC Freshman of the Year defeated the world's 31st-ranked amateur golfer by making five birdies over the course of the 16 holes.

Surratt, who twice during the offseason competed for Team USA, will now return to Rocky Top for his sophomore season. The Visit Knoxville Collegiate will be held in Tennessee this weekend, September 8–10, marking the start of the season.


Daniel Jack

For Daniel, journalism is a way of life. He lives and breathes art and anything even remotely related to it. Politics, Cinema, books, music, fashion are a part of his lifestyle.