Prugh Selected As Alternate For 2007 Walker Cup Team

Aug. 27, 2007

FAR HILLS, N.J. - Former Washington men's golfer Alex Prugh has been selected as an alternate for the U.S. team that will compete in the 2007 Walker Cup Match at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Sept. 8-9.

Prugh, a native of Spokane, Wash., and 2007 Washington graduate, is the third alternate for the 10-man squad. Two Washington natives made the team - Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor and Jonathan Moore of Vancouver.

The Walker Cup match consists of 16 singles and eight foursomes (alternate shot) matches. The U.S. will compete against amateur teams representing Great Britain and Ireland. The USA reclaimed the Cup with a one-point victory at Chicago Golf Club in 2005. Great Britain and Ireland's team had won the three previous Matches, in 1999, 2001 and 2003. The USA leads the series overall, 32-7-1.

Prugh competed in last week's U.S. Amateur, finishing in a tie for runner-up after two rounds of stroke play but then lost in the first round of match-play. Prugh finished third at the 2007 Pacific Coast Amateur and was the runner-up at the 2007 Western Amateur earlier this summer. Prugh also competed in the 2007 U.S. Open in June.

2007 U.S. Walker Cup Team
Billy Horschel, Grant, Fla.
Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif.
Dustin Johnson, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Chris Kirk, Woodstock, Ga.
Colt Knost, Dallas, Texas
Trip Kuehne, Irving, Texas
Jamie Lovemark, Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Jonathan Moore, Vancouver, Wash.
Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C.
Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Alternates:
Michael Thompson, Tucson, Ariz.
Drew Weaver, High Point, N.C.
Alex Prugh, Spokane, Wash.

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