Euan Walker and Sandy Scott dug deep to earn a valuable half point as GB&I kept their noses in front at the 47th Walker Cup at Hoylake.

Leading 7-5 after Saturday’s opening session, Craig Watson's side lost this morning’s foursomes 2 ½ - 1 ½ but still lead 8 ½ - 7 ½ going into the final session of 10 singles.

In a keenly fought tussle with the US pairing of Andy Ogletree and John Augenstein, the Scots duo had been behind since the fifth hole and were still two down with just four to play but kept it steady on the run-in and pounced on American mistakes to draw themselves level.


Ogletree and Augenstein stumbled to bogeys at the 15th and 17th while solid pars from the Scots, which included a fine lag putt from the edge of the final green by Walker to ensure a four, sealed a spirited share of the spoils.

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England's Thomas Plumb and Tom Sloman beat world No 1 Cole Hammer and Steven Fisk 4&3 but Alex Fitzpatrick and Conor Purcell lost 2&1 to Brandon Wu and Alex Smalley while Conor Gough and Harry Hall were beaten 3&2 by Stewart Hagestad and Akshay Batia.

That left the home side needing five points from the afternoon's singles matches to regain the trophy.