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Nairn golfer Scott set for second consecutive Walker Cup appearance in Great Britain and Ireland squad

By Andrew Henderson

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Nairn golfer Sandy Scott has been named in Great Britain and Ireland’s 10-man squad for the Walker Cup in May.

The biennial competition sees the joint British and Irish squad facing an American team across match play foursomes and singles matches for Atlantic bragging rights – although recent history has seen the USA team triumph more often than not.

They have won three of the last four editions of the cup, with the British and Irish’s only win in that time a seven-point triumph in 2015.

This year the Walker Cup will take place at Florida’s Seminole course.

Sandy Scott in action in the United States.
Sandy Scott in action in the United States.

Walker will be making his second successive appearance in the competition, having also been named in the 2019 squad.

He performed well as an individual as the USA kept their hands on the trophy, winning each of his singles matches against Andy Ogletree and Brandon Wu.

Paired with fellow Scot Euan Walker for the foursomes, they lost one match and halved the other.

Scott will have a new captain this time around though.

Stuart Wilson, himself a Walker Cup winner in 2003, has taken over from Craig Watson in leading the British and Irish squad, and he has high hopes for this year’s edition of the competition.

“The Walker Cup is the pinnacle of the amateur game for these players and we are delighted that they will have the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from the USA at Seminole,” he said.

“It gives them the opportunity to display their exceptional talent and will provide a lifetime of memories.

“After a difficult year with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all looking forward to the match this year and I know the team will be doing their very best to win back the Walker Cup.”

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