Ten players have been selected for the Great Britain & Ireland team to play the USA in the 48th Walker Cup match at Seminole Golf Club in Florida from May 8-9.
GB&I is bidding to win back the famous trophy after the USA secured a 15½-10½ victory at Royal Liverpool two years ago, marking the first away win in the match since 2007.
The GB&I team comprises Barclay Brown, Alex Fitzpatrick, Angus Flanagan, Ben Jones, Matty Lamb, Joe Long, John Murphy, Mark Power, Ben Schmidt and Sandy Scott. The travelling reserves are Jack Dyer and Jake Bolton.
GB&I captain Stuart Wilson said: “The Walker Cup is the pinnacle of the amateur game for these players and we are delighted that they will have the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from the USA at Seminole. It gives them the opportunity to display their exceptional talent and will provide a lifetime of memories.
“After a difficult year with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all looking forward to the match this year and I know the team will be doing their very best to win back the Walker Cup.”
The GB&I team
Barclay Brown (20, Hallamshire, England)
Alex Fitzpatrick (22, Hallamshire, England)
Angus Flanagan (21, St George’s Hill, England)
Ben Jones (21, Northamptonshire County, England)
Matty Lamb (23, Hexham, England)
Joe Long (23, Lansdown, England)
John Murphy (22, Kinsale, Ireland)
Mark Power (20, Kilkenny, Ireland)
Ben Schmidt (18, Rotherham, England)
Sandy Scott (22, Nairn, Scotland)
Jack Dyer (23, Boyce Hill, England)
Jake Bolton (22, Ogbourne Downs, England)
The USA team, which is being captained by Nathaniel Crosby, comprises Tyler Strafaci, Ricky Castillo, John Pak, Davis Thompson, Pierceson Coody, Quade Cummins, Austin Eckroat, Stewart Hagestad, Cole Hammer and William Mouw.
Hagestad, Hammer and Pak are the only players remaining from the team that won in 2019.
Due to health and safety guidelines, attendance at the match will be limited. Information on the availability of public tickets will be posted on walkercup.org.