The Europeans held a 7-5 lead after Day 1, then claimed six of the 12 matches on Friday and halved two others for the win. Skinns halved his first-round singles match versus University of California senior Peter Tomasulo Thursday, and then defeated Tomasulo 1-up Friday.
In four-ball match play, Skinns teamed with Wales National Champion David Price Thursday and the pair overcame a four-hole deficit to record a 1-up victory over Tomasulo and Adam Rubinson (TCU), giving Team Europe its first point of the competition. On Friday, Skinns and partner Oliver Wilson (Augusta State) fell 2 and 1 to the team of Dustin Bray (UNC) and Brandt Snedeker (Vanderbilt).
''David performed admirably,'' Tennessee head coach Jim Kelson said. ''He played well and represented [the University of Tennessee] well. I know he was excited to be a part of that winning team. That was a huge victory for Europe. They beat the best collegians in the United States and I think the golf that was played by the Europeans was nothing short of spectacular. It was an incredible performance.''