September 28th, 2010
St. X's Thomas Helps U.S. Win Ryder Cup
Tigers senior wins two matches at Jr. Ryder Cup
It doesn't matter which side of the ocean Justin Thomas plays golf on. He's a champion around the world.
St. Xavier High School senior Thomas, who won two matches in the Junior Ryder Cup competition held Sept. 27 and 28 in Perthshire, Scotland, was part of a mixed fourball winning team on Day 1 and was victorious in a singles match on Day 2 (4 & 2 over Moritz Lampert). The U.S. team won the overall Cup by a score of 13 1/2 to 10 1/2 over the European team.
With the heralded victory, the USA has levelled the all-time series in the competition, which officially started in 1997. America won that match before Europe edged the following three, and the 2006 contest was halved at The Celtic Manor Resort.
Thomas will now return to the United States and join his high school squad at the state tournament, after St. X advanced without him in this weeks' regional tournament.