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2001 U.S. WALKER CUP MATCH TEAM SELECTIONS COMPLETED

Far Hills, N.J. - Three first-time team members have been named to

complete the United States squad for the Walker Cup Match set for August

11-12 at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga.

University of Georgia teammates Nick Cassini, 22, of Athens, Ga., and

Erik Compton, 21, Miami, Fla., are joined by Clemson University's Lucas

Glover, 21, of Greenville, S.C., as the three remaining picks to

complete the 2001 Walker Cup squad that will face a 10-member team

representing Great Britain and Ireland.

Cassini is coming off a senior season in which he earned first-team

All-America honors and was the Southeast Conference Golfer of the Year.

He won the 2001 Schenkel/EZ-Go Invitational and was runner-up at the

2001 Atlanta Intercollegiate and 2001 Dixie Amateur. He is a two-time

Palmer Cup team member, and went 3-0-1 in June to help the United States

roll to an 18-6 victory over the Great Britain and Ireland lineup.

Compton earned second-team All-America and first-team All-Southeast

Conference honors in 2001, capturing the Monroe Invitational title in

June. He also finished second at the Northeast Amateur. He represented

the United States in the Palmer Cup, earning a 3-1-0 match play record.

In March, Compton was awarded the Gene Autry Courage Award, to honor his

successes in golf after a heart transplant at age 12. He will be a

junior at Georgia in the fall.

Glover, a three-time South Carolina Amateur champion, won the Sunnehanna

Classic and the Puerto Rico Classic in 2001. He earned first-team

All-America honors in 2000 and 2001, and is a three-time All-Atlantic

Coast Conference first-team selection. A Palmer Cup representative in

2000 and 2001, Glover went 3-1-0 in the United States' victory in June.

Cassini, Compton and Glover will join James Driscoll, Brookline, Mass.;

David Eger, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Danny Green, Jackson, Tenn.; John

Harris of Minneapolis, Minn.; Bryce Molder, Conway, Ark.; Jeff Quinney

of Eugene, Ore.; and D.J. Trahan, Inman, S.C.

In addition, 2000 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Greg Puga of Los Angeles,

Calif., 1995 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Jerry Courville of Milford,

Conn., and 2001 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Chez Reavie, of Mesa,

Ariz., were named as first, second and third alternates to the United

States' Walker Cup squad.

The Walker Cup Match consists of 16 singles and eight foursomes

(alternate shot) matches. The Great Britain and Ireland amateur team

won the last match in 1999 by a score of 15-9. The U.S. leads the

series history, 31-5-1.

 

 

TEAM ROSTERS FOR THE 2001 WALKER CUP MATCH

 

THE UNITED STATES TEAM

Player Age Hometown

Nick Cassini 22 Atlanta, Ga.

Erik Compton 21 Miami, Fla.

James Driscoll 23 Brookline, Mass.

David Eger 49 Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Lucas Glover 21 Greenville, S.C.

Danny Green 44 Jackson, Tenn.

John Harris 49 Minneapolis, Minn.

Bryce Molder 22 Conway, Ark.

Jeff Quinney 22 Eugene, Ore.

D.J. Trahan 20 Inman, S.C.

 

Captain

Danny Yates 51 Atlanta, Ga.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITAIN/IRELAND TEAM

Player Age Hometown

Luke Donald 23 High Wycombe, England

Nick Dougherty 19 Chorley, England

Nigel Edwards 33 Caerphilly, Wales

Jamie Elson 20 Leamington Spa, England

Michael Hoey 22 Belfast, Ireland

Graeme McDowell 22 Portrush, Ireland

Richard McEvoy 22 Shoeburyness, England

Stephen O'Hara 21 Motherwell, Scotland

Marc Warren 20 East Kilbride, Scotland

Gary Wolstenholme 40 Market Harborough, England

 

Captain

Peter McEvoy 48 Copt Heath, England