NW duo selected for PGA Cup team

PHIL Archer and Garry Houston have been selected for the 10-man Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup side that will take on their American counterparts at the Foxhills Resort in Surrey on September 15-17.

Birchwood-attached Archer, a former European Tour player, will bring vital experience to captain Albert MacKenzie’s team.

The 45-year-old finished runner-up four times on the European Tour and has played at both the US Open and the Open Championship.

Houston, who represent Carden Park, has experienced two seasons on the European Tour and the 46-year-old arguably enjoyed his best season as a pro 11 years ago in 2006 when he ended 74th in the Order of Merit.

“I feel that we are formidable and robust,” said MacKenzie, who will be assisted in Surrey by vice-captains Martyn Thompson and Cameron Clark.

“I could not be more pleased with the ten players that have made the PGA Cup team this year. We have a team of strength, a team of experience and we’re going to be seriously competitive in September.”


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