Golf: Rare defeat for golf star Matt

Matthew Fitzpatrick (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)
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Rising star Matthew Fitzpatrick couldn’t prevent Great Britain and Ireland from a crushing defeat in the Walker Cup last weekend at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York, last weekend.

The 18-year-old US Amateur champion from Sheffield won three of his four matches but the visitors went down 17-9.

Fitzpatrick won both his foursomes with partner Neil Raymond and came out on top on the final day in the singles against Michael Weaver. His only defeat was in Saturday’s singles when Weaver beat him 3&1 as America opened up an 8-4 lead. Fitzpatrick now begins a scholarship at Northwestern University in Chicago.