Walker Cup: Great Britain & Ireland lead USA 7-5 after day one

Gavin Moynihan plays an approach during the morning foursomes
Gavin Moynihan plays an approach during the morning foursomes
Walker Cup
Venue: Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Dates: 12-13 September
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, HD, Red Button, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV (Sun 13:30-18:00 BST)

Great Britain and Ireland will take a 7-5 lead into day two of amateur golf's Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Anne's.

The home side lead 7-5 after eight singles matches in the afternoon session were shared. In the morning foursomes, GB&I opened up a 3-1 lead.

Ireland's Gavin Moynihan, 20, was the star for the hosts on day one, earning maximum points from his two matches.

He and countryman Jack Hume saw off Lee and Mike McCoy in foursomes, before a fine singles win over Jordan Niebrugge.

Rising US star Niebrugge and Ireland's Paul Dunne, both 22, impressed in this year's Open Championship, but the pair struggled in Saturday's windy conditions on the Lancashire coast, finishing the day empty-handed.

The format of morning foursomes and afternoon singles will be repeated in Sunday's concluding sessions.

Saturday scores

Afternoon singles
GB & IrelandScoreUSA
Ashley ChestersA/SBryson DeChambeau
Paul DunneUSA win 2UPHunter Stewart
Grant ForrestUSA win 2&1Scott Harvey
Jimmy MullenGB&I win 2UPDenny McCarthy
Ewen FergusonGB&I win 1UPMaverick McNealy
Gary HurleyA/SRobbie Shelton
Jack HumeUSA win 1UPBeau Hossler
Gavin MoynihanGB&I win 4&2Jordan Niebrugge
Morning foursomes
GB & IrelandScoreUSA
Ashley Chesters/Jimmy MullenGB&I win 3&2Maverick McNealy/Hunter Stewart
Paul Dunne/Gary HurleyUSA win 3&1Beau Hossler/Denny McCarthy
Cormac Sharvin/Jack McDonaldGB&I win 5&4Jordan Niebrugge/Robbie Shelton
Jack Hume/Gavin MoynihanGB&I win 3&2Lee McCoy/Mike McCoy

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