10th April 2017
The R&A today formally announced that Jack DAVIDSON and Robin DAWSON had been added to the initial 19-man Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) Walker Cup squad that was announced in January.
GB&I Captain Craig Watson said: “Jack and Robin have been playing exceptional golf recently and their invitations to join the squad reflect the excellent results they have achieved so far this year.
“They have played their way into contention for team selection and there is still the opportunity for others to do the same as we move into the domestic season.”
The squad will have their first formal gathering at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s GC ahead of the Lytham Trophy which starts on 5th May.
This decision had already been widely reported elsewhere and I also referenced its inevitably in an article I wrote on 2nd April 2017 on this website.
Jack Davidson (Photo: Adolfo Luna)
Wales’ Davidson has had two major wins this season; the Spanish Amateur Championship last month and more recently the European Nations Cup Individual. He joins compatriots David BOOTE and Owen EDWARDS in the squad.
Irishman Dawson was runner-up to Davidson in the European Nations Cup Individual event. This followed two other runner-up spots earlier in 2017 at the South African Stroke Play Championship and the Cape Province Open, also in South Africa. Robin becomes the sixth Irishman in the squad, joining Colm CAMPBELL, Alex GLEESON, Stuart GREHAN, Paul MCBRIDE and Conor O’ROURKE.
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