U.S. routs Europe to win 4th Jr. Ryder Cup in a row


The victorious 2014 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team. (Getty)

The United States won its fourth consecutive Junior Ryder Cup on Tuesday, capturing seven of the 12 singles matches to blow out Europe, 16-8, at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Scotland. 

The Americans had a three-point lead after the first day, then got on the board early and often as they earned four points in the first five matches. Amy Lee secured the winning point for the U.S. team, after defeating Alexandra Forsterling, 6 and 5.

Only two European players, Renato Paratore and Marcus Kinhult, won their singles matches outright.

U.S. Women’s Amateur champion (and Alabama commit) Kristen Gillman and SMU commit Austin Connelly each won all three of their matches for the Americans, while Brad Dalke (Oklahoma commit) and Sam Burns (LSU) posted a 2-0-1 record.