Harman, Mitchell Play Walker Cup



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ATHENS, Ga. --- Former Georgia All-Americans Brian Harman and Adam Mitchell have been chosen for the United States Walker Cup Team, according to an announcement by the United States Golf Association.

The Walker Cup pits the top amateur golfers from the United States against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland. The 42nd edition of the Walker Cup will take place Sept. 12-13 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Harman, a native of Savannah, and Mitchell, from Chattanooga, Tenn., completed their collegiate eligibility in June after combining for six All-America and five All-SEC certificates.

This will be Harman's second appearance in the Walker Cup as he was a member of the victorious 2005 squad. He went 2-0-1 to help the USA beat Great Britain and Ireland at Chicago Golf Club. Harman also was a 2006 and 2007 member of the United States' Palmer Cup team and played for the Canon Cup in 2003 and 2004. Mitchell's international experience includes 2008 and 2009 appointments to the Palmer Cup.

Georgia has been represented in the Walker Cup by 13 golfers, including Vinny Giles (1969, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1993), Danny Yates (1989, 1993, 1999 and 2001) and Jimmy Gabrielsen (1971, 1981 and 1991). Harman and Allen Miller (1969 and 1971) are the only other Bulldogs to make two appearances.

Harman and Mitchell will be joined on the Walker Cup Team by Bud Cauley, Rickie Fowler, Brendan Gielow, Morgan Hoffmann, Nathan Smith and Drew Weaver. The final two players will be named following the U.S. Amateur Championship, which will be played Aug. 24-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The captain of the Team USA is George "Buddy" Marucci Jr., a playing member of the 1995 and 1997 USA teams as well as the captain of the victorious 2007 squad.

The USA leads the series overall, 33-7-1.

 

 

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