Lovemark Selected To U.S. Walker Cup Team
Aug. 6, 2007
USC sophomore-to-be Jamie Lovemark was among eight golfers chosen as part of the 10-man squad to represent the United States for the 2007 Walker Cup Match that will be played Sept. 8-9 at Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Ireland, the USGA announced on Monday (Aug. 6).
Lovemark is the 2007 NCAA Men's Golf NCAA Championships individual champion and also earned national player and freshman of the year honors.
Lovemark and the rest of the squad were chosen by the International Team Selection Committee of United States Golf Association. The squad will face an amateur team representing Great Britain and Ireland.
The Walker Cup Match consists of 16 singles and eight foursomes (alternate shot) matches. The USA reclaimed the Cup with a one-point victory at Chicago (Ill.) Golf Club in 2005. Great Britain and Ireland's team had won the three previous Matches, in 1999, 2001 and 2003, twice by scores of 15-9 and by 12½ -11½ in 2003. The USA leads the series overall, 32-7-1.
Lovemark joins five other Trojans who have played in the event. The others were Richard Davies (1963), Mark Pfeil (1973), Craig Stadler (1975), Ron Commans (1981) and Sam Randolph (1985). Lovemark is the youngest of the group to make the team.