The Great Britain and Ireland Team has been selected for the St Andrews Trophy later this month.
12 Jul 22
Sam Bairstow, runner-up in The Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes last month, is among those included for the match with the Continent of Europe at Penati, Slovakia on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 July.
Fellow Englishman Barclay Brown, who like Bairstow came through Final Qualifying to seal a place at The 150th Open in St Andrews this week, is also in the nine-man team.John Gough, who reached the semi-final of The Amateur, has earned his place too. Scotland’s Calum Scott, the 19-year-old from Nairn is the youngest player to be included.In total, four players from England have been selected, three Irish players, one Scot and Welshman Archie Davies. The GB&I team is as follows:
Sam Bairstow, 24, Hallowes, England
Barclay Brown, 21, Hallamshire, England
Archie Davies, 21, Carlisle, Wales
John Gough, 24, Beaconsfield, England
Arron Edwards-Hill, 23, Chelmsford, England
Matthew McClean, 29, Malone, Ireland
Robert Moran, 23, Castle, Ireland
Mark Power, 22, Kilkenny, Ireland
Calum Scott, 19, Nairn, Scotland
Non-travelling reserves:1. James Ashfield, 21, Delamere Forest, Wales2. Olly Huggins, 24, Frilford Heath, EnglandThis is the first time the St Andrews Trophy has been staged since the Continent of Europe triumphed 15.5 – 9.5 at Linna Golf in Finland in 2018. The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Great Britain and Ireland won the match in 2016 on home soil at Prince’s and also in 2014 at Barseback in Sweden.Forfar’s Stuart Wilson is the non-playing captain of the GB&I team.