25th PGA Cup

SAN MARTIN, Calif. – The United States, combining its blend of rookie and veteran PGA Professional talent, rode singles victories by Marty Jertson of Phoenix, Ariz., Danny Balin of Greenwich, Ct.; and Brad Lardon, College Station, Texas, Sunday to retain possession of the Llandudno International Trophy in the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle. The U.S. posted a 17 ½ to 8 ½ triumph over Great Britain & Ireland that kept the Americans unbeaten at home in the showcase international event for PGA club professionals.

Entering the 10 singles matches needing just 2½ points to retain the Llandudno International Golf Trophy, the Americans won 6 of 10 singles matches, halving two others.

The United States improved to 17-5-3 advantage in the Ryder Cup-style competition, which began in 1973 at Pinehurst (N.C.) Country Club. The PGA Cup made its second-ever appearance in California, and first since the teams concluded in an 8½ to 8½ draw at Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs.

The PGA Cup will be renewed in September 2013 at Slaley Hall’s Hunting Course in Northumberland, England.

Singles
Marty Jertson, Phoenix, Ariz. (USA) def. Craig Goodfellow, Cumbria, England, 5 & 4
Danny Balin, Greenwich, Conn. (USA) def. Christopher Gill, Devon, England 1-up
Sonny Skinner, Sylvester, Ga. (USA) halved with Stuart Little, Gloucestershire, England
Robert Giles, Newry, County Down, Ireland (GB&I) def. Mike Small, Champaign, Ill., 1-up
David Shacklady, Lancashire, England (GB&I) def. David Hutsell, Baltimore, Md., 3 and 2
Mark Sheftic, Blue Bell, Pa. (USA) def. John Wells, Yorkshire, England, 1-up
Rob McClellan, Butler, Pa. (USA) halved with Simon Edwards, Cumbria, England
Faber Jamerson, Appomattox, Va. (USA) def. Gary Brown, N. Yorkshire, England, 3 and 2
Brad Lardon, College Station, Texas (USA) def. David Mortimer, Knocknacarra, Ireland, 6 and 4
Scott Erdmann, Tigard, Ore. (USA) def. John Kennedy, Oxford, England, 3 and 2

Day 3 Total USA 7 Great Britain & Ireland 3

OVERALL THREE-DAY TOTAL USA 17½ Great Britain & Ireland 8½

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