Garrick Porteous has been selected in a preliminary 12-player Great Britain and Ireland squad for this year's St. Andrews Trophy Match against the Continent of Europe. The St. Andrews Trophy takes place in even-numbered years with Great Britain & Ireland playing the United States in the Walker Cup competition during odd-numbered years.The match will be held at Portmarnock Golf Club, Ireland between 31st August and 1st September 2012. The squad will meet for the first time at Portmarnock from 4-6th July in a match play team environment consisting of two series of foursomes and singles matches. Only 9 players will make the final team when it is announced later this summer.
In addition, Garrick is in the England Elite Men's Squad for 2012 and is currently ranked 59th in the men's World Amateur Golf Rankings.He is not only England men's number one but also the UK's top player.He recently represented England in the Jones Cup at Sea Island, Georgia. Garrick made his debut for England in the 2011 Home Internationals in Ireland last summer after a string of consistent performances. He was undefeated in all his matches in the Home Internationals.
Garrick is in his final year at the University of Tennessee, where he is captain of the team. He finished alone in second in his first Tennessee start of the spring season at the San Diego Intercollegiate. He shot 73-73-69=215 to finish at 1 under par, one stroke behind San Diego's Alex Ching. It was his best collegiate finish and his fourth top-four result in the last year.
His good form is continuing with two more top ten finishes. He shot 73-69-66=208 to finish 9 under par and place sixth at the Augusta State Invitational. He followed this up a week later at the Yale Spring Opener where he shot 71-71=142 to finish 2 over par and place third.
Garrick and his Tennessee team now move onto the South East Conference (SEC) Championship at Sea Island Georgia. He is really looking forward to this prestigious event.