Great Britain and Ireland team announced for Walker Cup

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The R&A has announced the Great Britain and Ireland team for the Walker Cup, being played at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Scotland.  The GB&I team will face the United States of America over Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.

Nigel Edwards, Captain of the GB&I team said, “I’m very pleased with the team that has been selected and I’m sure a number of players will be disappointed to miss out.

“These players represent the strongest group of amateur golfers that GB&I has to offer and I believe that we will do very well at Royal Aberdeen”.

Steven Brown, 24, Wentworth, England

Brown made a late burst to get in the team with victory in the English Amateur Championship at Woburn. He also finished runner-up in the European Amateur Championship, losing the title in a three-hole playoff. He was third leading qualifier in this year’s Amateur Championship, and runner-up in the Scottish Stroke Play Championship.

James Byrne, 22, Banchory, Scotland

Byrne spent four years at Arizona State University. He was runner-up in last year’s Amateur Championship. He reached the semi-finals of this year’s Scottish Amateur Championship, and played well in the European Team Championships in Portugal, where he was undefeated. Local knowledge should help Byrne. He lives near Royal Aberdeen and knows the course well.

Paul Cutler, 22, Portstewart, Ireland

Cutler learnt the game on the links of Portstewart Golf Club, not far from Royal Portrush. Cutler fi