Britain and Ireland wins Walker Cup

Updated Sep 13, 2015 at 8:16a ET

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (AP) Britain and Ireland regained the Walker Cup with its highest points total on Sunday, beating the United States 16.5 to 9.5 at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Leading 7-5 after the first day of the biennial amateur event, Britain and Ireland again won the morning foursomes 3-1 to lead 10-6.

That left the hosts needing just 3.5 points from the 10 afternoon singles, and Britain and Ireland clinched the victory with six matches still out on the course on England's north west coast.

United States captain John `Spider' Miller says: ''We fought hard and lost with grace and dignity, that's what sport is all about.''

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