Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers helped bring the Walker Cup back to America on Sunday, winning his singles match to help the United States beat Great Britain and Ireland, 17-9, at the National Golf Links of American in Southampton, N.Y.
The United States, ahead 8-4 entering the final day, split the four morning foursomes matches and won seven of the 10 afternoon singles matches.
The U.S. leads the series 35-8-1. In 2011, Britain and Ireland won 14-12 at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland.
Smith, a four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion from Pittsburgh, won the par-3 13th and par-4 14th with pars and ended the match with a halve for bogey on the par-4 15th.
Rodgers and Smith were joined in the winner's circle by Bobby Wyatt, Justin Thomas, Todd White, Michael Kim and Jordan Niebrugge.
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