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GB&I sets 10-man team for Walker Cup

Great Britain and Ireland’s squad includes British Amateur winner Joe Long, who will be competing in the Masters next week

Announced: By the R&A, Great Britain and Ireland’s 10-man team members for this year’s Walker Cup matches against the United States’ top male amateurs, the organization said Tuesday in a news release. GB&I’s team, to be captained by Stuart Wilson, will consist of Barclay Brown (England), Alex Fitzpatrick (England), Angus Flanagan (England), Ben Jones (England), Matty Lamb (England), Joe Long (England), John Murphy (Ireland), Mark Power (Ireland), Ben Schmidt (England) and Sandy Scott (Scotland). Long, the 23-year-old British Amateur champion, will compete in the Masters next week at Augusta National Golf Club. Fitzpatrick, 22, is the younger brother of Matthew Fitzpatrick, a six-time European Tour winner who is ranked No. 16 in the world. Scott, 22, is GB&I’s highest-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, at No. 8. The 14th-ranked Fitzpatrick is GB&I’s only other player ranked higher than 40th in the world. The USGA announced its 10-man U.S. team earlier this month. The U.S. won the 2019 Walker Cup, 15½-10½, at Royal Liverpool in England, the Americans’ first overseas triumph in the biennial series since 2007. The Walker Cup is scheduled for May 8-9 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla. The U.S. leads the series, 37-9-1, though the series has been more competitive in the past three decades, with the Americans having gone 9-7 dating to a loss in 1989.

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