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Nairn golfer Calum Scott named in Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad to take on USA at St Andrews

By Andrew Henderson

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Nairn's Calum Scott has been named in the British and Irish squad for the 2023 Walker Cup.

The 20-year-old had been included in the 19-man initial squad last December, but has now been confirmed as one of the 10 due to compete at St Andrews at the start of September.

Calum Scott will compete in the 2023 Walker Cup after his place in the Great Britain and Ireland squad was confirmed.
Calum Scott will compete in the 2023 Walker Cup after his place in the Great Britain and Ireland squad was confirmed.

He follows in the footsteps of older brother Sandy, who represented the British and Irish squad in 2019, and the likes of 2023 Scottish Open runner up Robert MacIntyre, who was included in 2017.

Scott will be heading to The Old Course, which is marking 100 years since the Walker Cup was first played at the home of golf, on September 2 and 3.

Great Britain and Ireland will be hoping to win the trophy for the first time since 2015, when they secured a 16½-9½ victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

The Walker Cup pits the best amateur players on either side of the pond against each other in foursomes and singles matches.

Stuart Wilson, Great Britain and Ireland captain, said, “We have selected 10 players who we believe will give us the best chance of regaining the Walker Cup against the United States of America.

“This is their opportunity to perform on the biggest stage in amateur golf and have their name written alongside some of the greatest names in the history of the sport by winning the Walker Cup.

"There is arguably no more iconic venue in the world to achieve that feat than on the Old Course in St Andrews.

“We look forward to the challenge of winning the match next week and I know these players will give it their all to win back the trophy in front of a home crowd.”

Full Great Britain and Ireland squad

James Ashfield, Wales, Delamere Forest, 22

Jack Bigham, England, Harpenden, 19

Barclay Brown, England, Hallamshire, 22

John Gough, England, The Berkshire, 24

Connor Graham, Scotland, Blairgowrie, 17

Alex Maguire, Ireland, Laytown & Bettystown, 22

Matthew McClean, Ireland, Malone, 30

Liam Nolan, Ireland, Galway, 23

Mark Power, Ireland, Kilkenny, 23

Calum Scott, Scotland, Nairn, 20


Tyler Weaver, England, Bury St Edmonds, 18

Caolan Rafferty, Ireland, Dundalk, 30

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