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Youngest player ever to be chosen for the Walker Cup

St Andrews, Scotland, 8th July - Justin Rose has been chosen to represent Great Britain & Ireland in this year's Walker Cup that takes place 9th - 10th August at Quaker Ridge Golf Club.

He will be 17 years and 10 days old when the event begins against the United States.

Rose is considered to be one of Great Britain's top amateurs, winning his first senior title with the St Andrews Links Trophy. As a junior he has won many events including the under-18 English Strokeplay when he was just 14 years old.

Justin Rose is joined in the team by Gary Wolstenholme who beat Tiger Woods 1-up in 1995 when the Walker Cup was played at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.

The Walker Cup teams comprise of 10 players plus a captain. The Great Britain & Ireland team is chosen by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the American by the USGA, basing their selection on the performance of the amateur over the past two years.