Garrick Porteous has been rewarded for his excellent season with selection for the Walker Cup. The biennial match will be played at the National Golf Links of America, Southampton, New York on the 7th and 8th September 2013. This will be the 44th match between the amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) and their American counterparts and it is unique as it is returning to the site of the very first match in 1922.
This is a fantastic achievement for Garrick and an historic moment as very few amateur golfers get the chance to play in the Walker Cup Match. His form this season has been superb. He won the British Amateur at Royal Cinque Ports and the Scottish Strokeplay Championship at Southerness. He finished runner up in the Welsh Strokeplay at Royal Porthcawl and helped England to win both the European Nations Cup in Spain and the European Teams Championship in Denmark.
After the team was announced Garrick commented that 'the Walker Cup was my main goal for this season. It is a fantastic feeling to be part of a very strong GB&I team and I am relishing the challenge of playing against America in New York'.
Garrick is joined by six fellow Englishmen (Matt Fitzpatrick, Nathan Kimsey, Max Orrin, Neil Raymond, Callum Shinkwin and Jordan Smith) who have all had a stellar season. The final three players comprise one Welshman, Rhys Pugh and two Irishmen, Kevin Phelan and Gavin Moynihan.