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GB&I Walker Cup team announced

  • 10 players have been selected for the GB&I team to play the USA in the 48th Walker Cup 
  • GB&I are bidding the regain the famous trophy after two consecutive losses
  • The match will be played on 8 and 9 May at Seminole, Florida 

Ten players have been selected for the Great Britain and Ireland team to play the United States of America in the 48th Walker Cup match at Seminole, Florida on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 May.

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 when the USA prevailed at Royal County Down.

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.   

Pinnacle of the amateur game

Stuart Wilson, GB&I captain, 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)

 

Reserves

  1. Jack Dyer (23, Boyce Hill, England)
  2. Jake Bolton (22, Ogbourne Downs, England)  

Captain

Stuart Wilson (43, Forfar, Scotland)

Recent results

2019, Royal Liverpool, GB&I 10½ USA 15½ 

2017 Los Angeles Country Club, USA 19 GB&I 7

2015 Royal Lytham & St Annes, GB&I 16½ USA 9½ 

2013 The National Golf Links of America, USA 17 GB&I 9