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USGA begins team selection for the Walker Cup

Three former USGA champions, plus Steve Scott, 19, who was runner-up in the 1996 US Amateur, have been selected to represent the United States in this year's Walker Cup that takes place on 9th - 10th August at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, N.Y.

The final team members as well as three alternates will be announced later based on their amateur record over the past two years.

Those named already are Duke Delcher, Brad Elder, Joel Kribel and Randy Leen, along with the 1995 US Mid-Amateur Champion, Jerry Courville, the 1993 US Amateur Champion, John Harris and the 1995 Amateur Public Links winner, Chris Wellman.

Steve Sctott was runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 1996 US Amateur when he lost on the 38 hole in the final.

Of those chosen, Courville and Harris, were members of the losing US team in 1995 when Great Britain & Ireland won by 14-10.

The Walker Cup is played every two years alternating with the US and Great Britain & Ireland. The match consists consists of eight foursomes and 16 singles played over two days.