US Field Completed for 2001 Walker Cup


The United States completed its squad for next month's Walker Cup by naming University of Georgia teammates Nick Cassini and Erik Compton to the team along with Clemson University's Lucas Glover. They comprise part of the 10-member American team that will face a similar squad representing Great Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup set for August 11-12 at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia.
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.
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. 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

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 all-time series, 31-5-1.
Also on the US. team will be 49-year-old John Harris of Minneapolis. Harris holds a 6-0 singles record as a member of the 1993, 1995 and 1997 U.S. squads. Harris, who won the 1993 U.S. Amateur, owns a combined 10-1 mark in Walker Cup play, including the victory-clinching match in both 1993 and 1997. He is a 10-time Minnesota State Player of the Year.
Others on the team are James Driscoll, Danny Green, Bryce Molder, Jeff Quinney, D.J. Trahan and 49-year-old David Eger.

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