Golf

Simpson Cup: Britain Win Back Trophy From US At St Andrews

The US had won the competition for wounded, injured and sick military veterans in each of the last three years.

Team GB has won back the Simpson Cup from the United States on the old course at St Andrews.

The British side dominated the final day of singles matches to beat Team USA by 11½ points to 7½.

The Ryder Cup-style golf tournament for wounded, injured and sick military veterans from both the UK and the US, is in its eighth year. 

It is the first time since 2015 that GB has beaten the US, and this victory leaves both nations with four titles each.

GB has a slender overnight lead after day one at St. Andrews.
GB had a slender overnight lead after day one at St Andrews.

The British team went into the final day with a narrow 3½ points to 2½ lead over the US after winning the in fourballs event.

However, the Americans made a strong start to day two with both Jake Nelson and Ken Gestring winning their matches.

It was a battle of two Simpson Cup stalwarts in group three, but Brit Tony Lownds came out on top ahead of Steve Ogletree to help tie things up before the final two holes.

There were wins for Chris Paterson, Rob Hanson, Simon Bankes and Simon Jones before Matt Arnold sealed the victory with a decisive putt on the 17th.

The final win came from the first female to qualify for the competition. Kate Surman defeated Nick Thom to make the final score 11½ to 7½.