After a first look at Royal County Down in practice for the weekend's Walker Cup match, USA team captain Buddy Marucci commented: "The course is set up perfectly, absolutely fantastic. The guys are really enjoying it. I think the two teams are very well matched and that it will be a really close contest."
The Great Britain & Ireland team continued their build-up at nearby County Louth Golf Club at Baltray.
"This event is the pinnacle of amateur golf," continued Marucci. "Of course we want to win, but I think it is about more than that, it's about bringing people together."
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