NEWCASTLE, COUNTY DOWN, N. IRELAND -- Coastal Carolina men's golf alum Dustin Johnson, along with teammate Colt Knost, scored a 1-up victory in their foursomes match in the morning as part of a U.S. sweep that fueled the Americans' victory of 12 1/2-11 1/2 at the 2007 Walker Cup Matches at Royal County Down Golf Club, Sept. 8-9. This was the first time the U.S. team had won the Walker Cup on foreign soil in 12 years, as Johnson was 1-1-1 in his three matches over the weekend.
Three-time All-American Dustin Johnson teamed for the second straight day with Colt Knost of SMU, the reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, as the pair held on to the final hole for a 1up win against to defeat Rhys Davies & Nigel Edwards of the Great Britain & Ireland team. The match was tight as neither team led by more than one hole throughout. The U.S. pair was down one after 12 holes, but won the 13th and 14th holes and then halved the remainder for the 1-up win.
On the first day, Johnson teamed with reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Colt Knost in the second match of the morning, taking on Rory McIlroy, winner of the Silver Medal in this year's British Open Championship as top amateur, and Jonathan Caldwell. After leading a majority of the match, Knost and Johnson could not hold the lead over the closing holes and ended up halving their match. Johnson then played Rhys Davies, who played against Johnson numerous times while a collegian at East Tennessee State, in the afternoon singles. Davies jumped on top early, winning four of the first seven holes, and never looked back en route to a 5&4 victory.