Royal Liverpool’s Jordan in Walker Cup side

ROYAL Liverpool’s Matthew Jordan has been named by the R&A in the Great Britain and Ireland team to face the USA in the 46th Walker Cup match at Los Angeles Country Club on 9-10 September.

GB&I will be aiming to defend the trophy after securing a 16½-9½ victory in the 2015 match at Royal Lytham & St Annes –  their biggest winning margin since the match was first played in 1922.

A ten-player team and two reserves have been named with five Englishmen featuring alongside two Scots, two Welshmen and one player from Ireland.

The GB&I team includes  Amateur champion Harry Ellis, the Silver Medal Winner at the Open and European Amateur champion Alfie Plant and the Lytham Trophy champion Jack Singh Brar.

Jordan won this year’s St Andrews Links Trophy, was runner-up at the Scottish Stroke Play Championship, secured top five finishes at the Irish Open Amateur Championship and the Brabazon Trophy and finished sixth in the European Amateur Championship.

Last year’s Amateur champion Scott Gregory is joined in the team by the man he defeated in the final Robert MacIntyre.

Craig Watson, who will be captaining the GB&I team for the first time in the match, said, “We have been very impressed with the performances of many of the GB&I players so far this season and it has been a difficult decision to select only ten players.

“The Walker Cup match is one of the highlights of the golfing calendar and a tremendous opportunity for the players to shine on such a big stage. The Americans will be determined not to lose two matches in a row but we have selected a strong team and I’m sure the players will give it their all to try to retain the trophy.”

 

The GB&I team:

David Boote, 23, Walton Heath, Wales

Jack Davidson, 20, Llanwern, Wales

Harry Ellis, 21, Meon Valley, England

Scott Gregory, 22, Corhampton, England

Matthew Jordan, 21, Royal Liverpool, England

Paul McBride, 21, The Island, Ireland

Robert MacIntyre, 21, Glencruitten, Scotland

Alfie Plant, 25, Sundridge Park, England

Jack Singh Brar, 20, Remedy Oak, England

Connor Syme, 22, Drumoig, Scotland

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