Hexham golfer Matty Lamb won all but one of his games in this weekend’s Walker Cup, although couldn’t prevent his Great Britain and Ireland side from losing to the United States of America in a close match.

Lamb, who is a member of Hexham Golf Club, was selected to play in the competition which is the most highly acclaimed tournament in amateur golf.

Taking place in Seminole, Florida, the two-day competition saw the USA claim their fifth straight Walker Cup after ending the match 14-12 winners.

For Lamb, his cup outing got off to a bad start after he and teammate Jack Dyer lost out to Mac Meissner and Ricky Castillo in the Saturday foursomes.

Later on Saturday however and now competing in the first singles competition, Lamb defeated Quade Cummins 2&1 to claim a point for the UK and Ireland side.

More success followed for the Hexham golfer on Sunday as he reunited with teammate Dyer, with the pair beating Stewart Hagestad and Tyler Strafaci 6&5 in the second round of foursomes.

The pair’s victory helped the team make a fine comeback that saw them close to just half a point behind the USA side going into the final singles session.

However, and despite Lamb continuing his fine form after again winning a point won a point in a 2 up win over Davis Thompson, the USA managed to hold on to claim the win.

The Walker Cup has seen a range of now-professionals compete in the tournament including both Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose, while Tynedale's tour professional Chris Paisley, also competed in the event in 2009.