Lewis gets Walker Cup call up

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Tom Lewis, the amateur who made headlines at this year’s Open, has been selected for the Britain and Ireland Walker Cup side.

Tom Lewis, the amateur who made headlines at this year’s Open, has been selected for the Britain and Ireland Walker Cup side.

The 20-year-old from Welwyn Garden City who led The Open after the first round, having astonishingly set an amateur record 65, is one of five Englishman in the Gbr & Ire team to play against the United States at Royal Aberdeen on September 10-11.

Fellow Englishman Stiggy Hodgson is the only survivor from the Gbr & Ire team beaten 16½ – 9½ by the US at Merion two years ago.

Rhys Pugh, Wales’ sole representative, is, at 17, by far the youngest member of this year’s team, while Scotland’s two representitives, Michael Stewart and James Byrne, were both runners-up in the last two Amateur Championships.

Paul Cutler and Alan Dunbar are the two Irishman in the team with its remaining members being English national amateur champion Steven Brown and compatriots Jack Senior and Andy Sullivan.

The team is: Steven Brown (24, Wentworth), James Byrne (22, Banchory), Paul Cutler (22, Portstewart), Alan Dunbar (21, Rathmore), Stiggy Hodgson (21, Sunningdale), Tom Lewis (20, Welwyn Garden City), Rhys Pugh (17, Vale of Glamorgan), Jack Senior (23, Heysham), Michael Stewart (21, Troon Welbeck), Andy Sullivan (24, Nuneaton). Non-playing captain: Nigel Edwards. Reserves: David Law, Ross Kellett

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