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BRITAIN, IRELAND ROUT USA IN AMATEUR WALKER CUP
Britain and Ireland regained the Walker Cup with their highest points total Sunday, beating the USA 16.5 to 9.5 at Royal Lytham and St Annes in England. Englishman Jimmy Mullen won all four matches he played in the two-day biennial amateur event. Europe has won seven of the last 14 matches to cut the USA’s series lead to 35-9-1. U.S. captain John
Miller said, “We fought hard and lost with grace and dignity. That’s what sport is all about.”
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters won the KLM Open for consecutive European Tour victories, closing with a 5-under-par 65 for a one-stroke victory. The 23-yearold had a 19-under 261 total at Kennemer in Zandvoort, Netherlands. England’s Lee Slattery (68) bogeyed the final hole to tie for second with Spain’s Eduardo
De La Riva (63). Tom Watson shot 68 to tie for 47th at 7-under.