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Top amateurs in action ....... in Hoylake this year.
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Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 28, 2019 9:21 PM BST
Walker Cup teams: Great Britain & Ireland

Captain: Craig Watson

Alex Fitzpatrick: Younger brother of five-time European Tour winner Matthew. Plays college golf for Wake Forest University and has several top-10 finishes to his name. Also reached the quarter-finals of last years US Amateur.

Conor Gough: Winner of the 2018 Boys’ Amateur Championship and 2019 English Amateur Championship.

Harry Hall: Finished 2nd in the Brabazon Trophy this year behind Benjamin Schmidt and has been part of the England team in the European Amateur Team Championship.

Thomas Plumb: Represented England in the European Amateur Team Championship and GB&I in the 2017 Jacques Leglise Trophy.

Conor Purcell: Winner of this year’s Australian Amateur Championship and runner-up in the Irish Amateur Open Championship.

Caolan Rafferty: Winner of the 2019 West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship and the 2018 South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship.

Sandy Scott: Played in a winning International team that won the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup and reached the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship.

Tom Sloman: Holder of the European Nations Cup and has had success in competitions such as the English Amateur Championship.

James Surgue: Winner of the Amateur Championship, Ireland’s first since 2005.

Euan Walker: One of the in-form players having finished 2nd in both the Amateur Championship and European Amateur Championship.

Reserves: Benjamin Schmitt, Benjamin Jones
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 28, 2019 9:23 PM BST
Walker Cup teams: USA

Captain: Nathaniel Crosby

Cole Hammer: Currently the No. 1 ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Akshay Bhatia: Has previously represented USA in the junior Presidents Cup and junior Ryder Cup.

Stewart Hagestad: Winner of the 2016 US Mid-Amateur Championship and the first US Mid-Amateur champion to make the cut at the Masters.

John Augenstein: Reached the final of the 2019 US Amateur, beaten in the final by Andy Ogletree.

Steven Fisk: In the last two years, he has won eight times and has secured 17 top-10 finishes.

Andy Ogletree: Winner of the 2019 US Amateur Championship at Hazeltine.

John Pak: Has 21 top 10s and five wines to his name in the previous two years.

Isaiah Salinda: Won his first collegiate title this year at the Annual Western Intercollegiate.

Alex Smalley: Has plans to turn pro later on in 2019 following a successful college career at Duke.

Brandon Wu: Qualified for both the US Open and the Open in 2019 and made the cut in the former at Pebble Beach.

Reserves: Chandler Phillips, Ricky Castillo
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 28, 2019 9:30 PM BST
THREE IRISH players on the GB&I Team...
26-year old, Caolan Rafferty will be the senior member that includes Conor Purcell and James Sugrue.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 28, 2019 9:38 PM BST
https://www.randa.org/News/2019/08/GBandI-team-announced-for-47th-Walker-Cup-match

7th/8th Sept in Royal Liverpool Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 28, 2019 9:41 PM BST
Andy Ogletree turns rout into victory in US Amateur final - was in danger of being blown out of the US Amateur final. He kept his poise — and his confidence — and came back to win, rallying to beat John Augenstein, 2 and 1, at Pinehurst, N.C.
Report saxon farm August 29, 2019 9:34 PM BST
Beggars belief that Ben Schmidt is only a reserve. Ranked 8 in the world and holder of Brabazon Trophy (English Open Amateur stroke play Champion) Can only believe that “the blazers” did not want two 16 year olds in the side.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 2, 2019 11:07 PM BST
Of the nine members of the 2017 US Walker Cup team who turned pro, six already have PGA TOUR cards.
Cameron Champ
Doug Ghim
Maverick McNealy
Collin Morikawa
Doc Redman
Scottie Scheffler
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 3, 2019 11:18 PM BST
Before they were famous.....just looked at a photo of Jamie Lovemark, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel at the 2007 Walker Cup.

Since the photo was taken, they have combined to win 38 professional events and over $125m in career earnings. Devil
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