Walker Cup: Matt Fitzpatrick will be in the Great Britain and Ireland squad

Last Updated: 21/08/13 12:25pm

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Matthew Fitzpatrick talks to Sky Sports News

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Matt Fitzpatrick has been named in the Great Britain and Ireland squad for next month's Walker Cup match against the United States.

The news continues a dream season for the Sheffield-based 18-year-old, who was top amateur at The Open and, on Sunday, became the first Englishman to win the US Amateur Championship for over a century.

He has now been included in a 10-man squad who will square off against the States in the Ryder Cup-style matchplay event for amateur golfers.

Fitzpatrick has already said that he has no intention of turning professional just yet, with his father keen for him to go to college in America and complete his education first.

This year's Walker Cup will take place at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York on September 7 and 8.

Fitzpatrick wins US Amateur

And the 22-year-old Irish amateur Kevin Phelan, who made a name for himself at this year's US Open, is also in the squad.

Phelan's opening round on the incredibly testing Merion course of 71 left him just four shots off the lead and he went on to play all four rounds, although he dropped down the field into a tie for 61st.

He is joined in the squad by his fellow Irishman Gavin Moynihan while Pontypridd's Rhys Pugh is the only Welsh player to have been selected.

The six final places have gone to the English players Nathan Kimsey, Max Orrin, Garrick Porteous, Neil Raymond, Callum Shinkwin and Jordan Smith.

Two more Englishmen, Greg Eason and Ryan Evans, will act as the reserves, so there will be no Scottish representation in the team.

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