WINDERMERE Golf Club’s talented young member, Adam Chapman, has been selected for the GB&I Walker Cup squad Chapman, 19, will form part of the initial 20-man squad for the team to face the USA at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s in September.
The 45th Walker Cup match will be played on the weekend of September 12 and 13 and will see Great Britain and Ireland endeavouring to win back the trophy, following the USA’s 17-9 victory in the 2013 match at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York.
A get together for the 20-man squad will be held on July 21 and 22 at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s and the players will also meet ahead of the Lytham Trophy in May. The final 10-man GB&I team will be announced in August.
We have selected a strong squad of players and they will all know that they are in contention for a place on the team; and it is up to them to perform this season, said GB&I captain Nigel Edwards.
As the season progresses, I am sure that a number of players who do not form part of this current squad will challenge for places on the team as has happened in previous years, with the likes of Steven Brown and Danny Willett playing their way on to the 2011 and 2007 teams.
Players who do not form part of this squad can still play their way on to the team for September.
Chapman, who has a handicap of plus five, had an extremely successful season in 2014, winning both the North and South of England open amateur strokeplay championships, in addition to being ranked in the top 100 amateur golfers in the world (number 96 globally and sixth in England).
In September 2014, he was selected to play for the 2015 England Elite Squad. Having spent this winter training in Portugal with the England team and with the Portuguese, Italian and Spanish Amateur Championships in the next couple of months, there is plenty to think about for Windermere’s young star.
I am very pleased to have made the initial 20 and aim to play as well as I possibly can to make the final 10, said Chapman.