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U.S. team announced, minus British Amateur champion

U.S. team announced, minus British Amateur champion

The United States finalized its 10-man team for the Walker Cup by adding Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley, leaving out British Amateur champion Drew Weaver and U.S. Amateur finalist Michael Thompson.
The United States will try to retain the cup from Sept. 8-9 at Royal Country Down in Northern Ireland against an amateur team from Britain and Ireland, which has not lost at home since 1991.
The other U.S. members previously chosen by the U.S. Golf Association are U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links winner Colt Knost, U.S. college champion Jamie Lovemark, Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk, Jonathan Moore, Webb Simpson and Tripp Kuehne, who will be playing on his fourth Walker Cup team.
Fowler, 18, won the Sunnehanna Amateur by one shot. Stanley won the Southern Amateur last year.
Weaver, a student at Virginia Tech who was on campus the day a shooting rampage left 33 dead, became the first American since 1979 to capture the British Amateur. That got him into the British Open at Carnoustie, where he missed the cut by two shots.
Thompson reached the 36-hole final match on Sunday at the U.S. Amateur, losing on the 35th hole to Knost.


Updated : 2021-04-15 10:21 GMT+08:00