Kinsale's John Murphy makes it two wins from three in his Walker Cup debut with a foursomes win with Mark Power

The Irish pair have a history of playing together for Ireland, and now they have a 100% Walker Cup record. 
Kinsale's John Murphy makes it two wins from three in his Walker Cup debut with a foursomes win with Mark Power

John Murphy, of the Great Britain and Ireland team, reacts after missing a putt on the fourth hole in the foursome matches during the Walker Cup golf tournament at the Seminole Golf Club on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Juno Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

THE good times continued for John Murphy and Mark Power today as they won their Walker Cup foursomes match on the 18th green. 

The match was tied when Murphy hit a super five iron into 15 feet on the final green and Power finished off to win the hole and claim an important point for the visitors.

The Irish pair have a history of playing together for Ireland, and now they have a 100% Walker Cup record. 

Yesterday Murphy said that was a big factor in their win, the same applied today. 

“We’ve known each other for so long, it’s just great to be out there with your friend at such a big moment,” said the Kinsale man. 

“We just had such a good time all day even when we were losing holes or dropping shots, we just said we said enjoy every moment of it. Thankfully it paid off in the end.” 

Power, whose mother Eileen Rose McDaid is from Skibbereen, was full of praise for Murphy’s clutch approach shot on the last. 

“The shot he hit into the last, that five iron, it’s pretty hard to describe how impressive that shot was. 

"I think this morning the start we got off to was incredible and we just tried to feed off that all day. 

"We just tried to keep everything as simple as possible. If we’re having fun and enjoying ourselves out there, normally good golf comes with that.” 

GB&I are still in the hunt for a rare away Walker Cup win, they’re just two points behind USA with ten singles matches to come this evening.

Murphy is now two wins from three games while Power has a 100% record after three wins. 

There was pressure on the Irish duo after they were named to play first this morning. 

They attacked the course, two birdies and an eagle saw then three up after 3. 

Solid play saw them hold a lead for much of the match but the USA pair were level after winning the 17th. 

Three great shots from the Power & Murphy sealed the win on the final green.

USA now lead GB&I 8.5-7.5 with the singles to come. 

Murphy will face Ricky Castillo this afternoon, Castillo is USA top player with three wins. 

Power is out first and faces Austin Eckroat who he beat in the foursomes yesterday.

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