First Day Pairings announced

The first day pairings for the Walker Cup were announced at this evening’s flag raising ceremony with the biggest names in the amateur game going head-to-head.

Tom Lewis, who held the first round lead at this year’s Open Championship, and Scotland’s Michael Stewart will start for GB&I in the opening morning foursomes against Peter Uihlein and Harris English, in the pick of the round one ties.  GB&I captain Nigel Edwards has opted for the all Irish pairing of Paul Cutler and Alan Dunbar against Nathan Smith and Blayne Barber in the third match.

In the afternoon singles, Tom Lewis and Peter Uihlein will face off once again in the opening match, with US captain Jim Holtgrieve opting to place World Amatuer Golf Ranking (WAGR) number 1, Patrick Cantlay, at the tail against Michael Stewart.  A repeat of the US Amateur quarter final between Jack Senior and Jordan Spieth is sure to be a highlight in the second match, with 17-year-old Rhys Pugh making his first appearance against Patrick Rodgers. 

 

 

2011 WALKER CUP

 

FIRST DAY PAIRINGS



Foursomes

GB&I USA
09.00 Tom Lewis Peter Uihlein


Michael Stewart Harris English
09.10 Jack Senior Russell Henley


Andy Sullivan Kelly Kraft
09.20 Paul Cutler Nathan Smith


Alan Dunbar Blayne Barber
09.30 Steven Brown Patrick Cantlay


Stiggy Hodgson Chris Williams


Singles
GB&I USA
1.45 Tom Lewis Peter Uihlein
1.55 Jack Senior Jordan Spieth
2.05 Andy Sullivan Harris English
2.15 Rhys Pugh Patrick Rodgers
2.25 Steven Brown Russell Henley
2.35 James Byrne Nathan Smith
2.45 Paul Cutler Kelly Kraft
2.55 Michael Stewart Patrick Cantlay