Zalatoris Helps United States Win 2017 Walker Cup
Sept. 10, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

LOS ANGELES – Two members of the Wake Forest men’s golf team competed against each other this weekend at the 2017 Walker Cup at the Los Angeles Country Club. Senior Will Zalatoris helped the United States team post a 19-7 victory over classmate Paul McBride and the Great Britain and Ireland team.

The bi-annual competition, which began in 1922, features a team of the top amateur players from the United States against a team of the top amateur players from Great Britain and Ireland. Zalatoris was the 18th Demon Deacon to represent the United States in the competition, while McBride was the second Deac to play for Great Britain and Ireland. This year’s competition marked the first time that Wake Forest teammates competed against each other.

In Saturday morning’s foursome competition, the two Demon Deacons competed against each other. McBride and partner Connor Syme defeated Zalatoris and Doc Redman 3&2. Later in the day in singles play, Zalatoris defeated Matthew Jordan 2-Up, while McBride fell to Collin Morikawa 3&2 as the United States led 8-4 after the first day.

On Sunday morning, Zalatoris teamed with Cameron Champ for a 6&5 win over David Boote and Jack Davidson. McBride teamed with Syme again, falling to Norman Xiong and Morikawa 2-Up.

The competition concluded Sunday afternoon with the second round of singles. Zalatoris posted his second singles win of the weekend, downing Davidson 3&2. McBride suffered a 6&5 loss to Braden Thornberry.

With the victory, the United States leads the competition 36-9-1



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