Great Britain And Ireland Team Announced For Walker Cup at St Andrews
The Walker Cup is set to make a special return to The Old Course at St Andrews next month and the ten golfers who will represent Great Britain and Ireland have been selected ahead of the matches.
The biennial encounter is taking place over The Old Course, marking 100 years since it was first played at the home of golf, on Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 September, when GB&I is bidding to win the famous trophy for the first time since 2015 when it secured a 16½-9½ victory at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
Stuart Wilson, GB&I captain, said, “We have selected ten players who we believe will give us the best chance of regaining the Walker Cup against the United States of America.
“This is their opportunity to perform on the biggest stage in amateur golf and have their name written alongside some of the greatest names in the history of the sport by winning the Walker Cup. There is arguably no more iconic venue in the world to achieve that feat than on The Old Course in St Andrews.
“We look forward to the challenge of winning the match next week and I know these players will give it their all to win back the trophy in front of a home crowd.”
(17-Year-Old Connor Graham - Image Credit: The R&A)
The GB&I Team
James Ashfield, Wales, Delamere Forest, 22
Jack Bigham, England, Harpenden, 19
Barclay Brown, England, Hallamshire, 22
John Gough, England, The Berkshire, 24
Connor Graham, Scotland, Blairgowrie, 17
Alex Maguire, Ireland, Laytown & Bettystown, 22
Matthew McClean, Ireland, Malone, 30
Liam Nolan, Ireland, Galway, 23
Mark Power, Ireland, Kilkenny, 23
Calum Scott, Scotland, Nairn, 20
Tyler Weaver, England, Bury St Edmonds, 18
Caolan Rafferty, Ireland, Dundalk, 30
Fans will be able to attend the match for as little as £40 for an Adult Weekend Ticket and £25 for a Daily Ticket, while families are also being encouraged to attend with children under the age of 16 being admitted free of charge and reduced price tickets available for those aged 16-24 years old.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.randa.org.
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