UPDATE – On 31st August it was announced that Sam Horsfield (ENG) had withdrawn from the GB&I Walker Cup team for unspecified personal reasons.
Ewen Ferguson (SCO), the first reserve, will now take his place at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Bradley Moore (ENG) also stepped up to become the new first reserve for the GB&I Team.
Captain Nigel Edwards said: “It’s a shame Sam isn’t going to play because he’s very talented. I don’t know the specific reasons and obviously didn’t ask. We have to respect his decision. Ewen will fit into the team very well because he knows and gets on with everyone. He was unlucky not to make the original team”.
24th August 2015
The R&A today confirmed the ten players and two reserves that had been selected to make up the GB&I Walker Cup Team: –
Ashley Chesters (26) – England
Paul Dunne (22) – Ireland
Grant Forrest (22) – Scotland
Sam Horsfield (18) – England
Paul Dunne, Ashley Chesters, Grant Forrest and Gavin Moynihan
Jack Hume (21) – Ireland
Gary Hurley (22) – Ireland
Jack McDonald (22) – Scotland
Gavin Moynihan (20) – Ireland
Gary Hurley, Cormac Sharvin, Jack McDonald and Sam Horsfield
Jimmy Mullen (21) – England
Cormac Sharvin (22) – Ireland
(R) Ewen Ferguson (19) – Scotland
(R) Bradley Moore (17) – England
Jack Hume, Jimmy Mullen, Ewen Ferguson and Bradley Moore
With the two Teams now confirmed here’s how they compare based on the current amateur world rankings.
Walker Cup 2015 – Amateur Rankings Comparison (click to enlarge)
The match will be played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on the weekend of the 12-13 September 2015.
Royal Lytham and St. Annes – Dormy House
Good luck to all the players and officials.
Take a look at my previous Walker Cup posts to follow the full 2015 selection story by clicking here – Walker Cup
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