|North Americans dominate 2011 Ryder Cup at Provo Golf Club|
|Thursday, 03 November 2011 15:31|
It was sweet revenge for the North Americans when they were able to break the hold of their international rivals at this weekend’s Hugh G O’Neill/Caribbean Snow Removal 2011 Ryder Cup.
After five successive loses, North America finally regained the cup with a crushing 26-19 victory, its first since 2005.
North America’s delighted skipper, Mike Adamo, warned his opponents they would have a tough job wrestling the trophy back again next year.
The Americans held a slender 8.5-6.5 lead after the first day four balls, but it was in the Sunday singles that they really turned the screws.
Adamo’s men and women were in superb form as they cruised to a 17.5-12.5 success to seal famous victory.
“It was tight after the four balls, and when the first of the singles games teed off,” Adamo explained, “it could have gone either way.
“But we really played some excellent golf on the Sunday and to win by such a big margin was fantastic.”
Despite the loss, International captain Chris Bruno was generous in defeat.
“The camaraderie, the competitiveness and the spirit of the event was tremendous, and I congratulate the North Americans on their success,” he said.
Bruno also had very special pair playing for his International Team. Agatha and Elijah Delancy were the first ever grandmother and grandson to be selected for duty.
Just 15 years old, Elijah was both the youngest player and first ever junior to take part. And if that wasn’t enough, Agatha also became the first woman to hit a hole in one in the tournament.
“It was an amazing weekend, and once again the Ryder Cup has strengthened its reputation as the best tournament and golfing occasion in the TCI,” Bruno said.
“A big thank you goes to all the players and to all the club and ground staff for their hard work and support before, during and after the event.”
For p1 – A proud North American team Captain, Mike Adamo, accepts the Hugh G O’Neill/Caribbean Snow Removal 2011 Ryder Cup Sunday, Oct. 30.
With the jump - Agatha and Elijah Delancy made history as the first ever grandmother and grandson to be selected for duty. Agatha also was the first woman to hit a hole in one at the tournament.
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