Brewer to Captain US World Amateur Squad


O. Gordon Brewer, a two-time USGA Senior Amateur champion, has been named captain of the United States men's team for the 2002 World Amateur Team Championship.
The championship will be held at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 24-27. The championship will be contested over two courses, the Palm and the Bunga Raya.
Brewer, 62, has played in nearly 40 USGA championships, beginning with the 1968 U.S. Amateur. He won the 1992 and 1996 USGA Senior Amateur championships.
'It's a nice honor to serve as captain of the team,' Brewer said. 'I have the utmost respect for this team competition and what it means. Hopefully, we can bring the Eisenhower Trophy home.'
The biennial amateur championship for the Eisenhower Trophy was first held in 1958 at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. The U.S. won by a 16-stroke margin in 2000 over runner-up Great Britain and Ireland.
In each of the four rounds of the event, it is proposed that the two lowest scores of three players account for the team score.
Brewer was a member of the USGA Executive Committee from 1996-2000, and in November 2001 he began a two-year term as one of the 17 members of the PGA Board of Directors.
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