Berkshire’s John Gough and Hertfordshire’s Jack Bigham are among the 10-man team that has just been unveiled to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the 49th Walker Cup match against the USA.
The biennial encounter is taking place over the Old Course in St Andrews from September 3-4. It marks 100 years since it was first played at the home of golf, where GB&I will be bidding to win the famous trophy for the first time since 2015.
Who’s in the GB&I Walker Cup Team?
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
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.”