Updated: Walker Cup watch list

Updated: Walker Cup watch list

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Updated: Walker Cup watch list

The majority of the U.S. Walker Cup team will be selected in a few weeks. Golfweek’s amateur experts have chimed in to let you know who they think would make the team if it were selected today.

Ron Balicki, Asher Wildman, Eric Soderstrom, Sean Martin and amateurgolf.com’s Pete Wlodkowski each ranked 15 players in order of their probability of being selected. We then tabulated the votes (15 points for first, 14 for second, etc.). Golfweek senior writer Alistair Tait will provide his picks for the Great Britain & Ireland team. Check back each week for updated lists.

U.S. TEAM (Staff votes)

1. RICKIE FOWLER (75)

2008: Won Sunnehanna Amateur, Big 12 Championship; T-4 at NCAA Championship; first-team All-American; first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award.

2009: Round of 16 at U.S. Amateur Public Links (T-2 in stroke play); Third at Sunnehanna Amateur; T-3 at NCAA Championship; first-team All-American; No. 2 in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Amateur Rankings.

2. BRIAN HARMAN (68)

2008: Round of 32 at U.S. Amateur, Named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team, named a Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American.

2009: Won Dogwood Invitational; Second at Sunnehanna Amateur; T-7 at Jones Cup; T-9 at NCAA Championship; second-team All-American; T-18 at Players Amateur.

3. DREW WEAVER (62)

2007: Won British Amateur Championship; Walker Cup alternate.

2009: T-4 at Dogwood Invitational; T-7 at Jones Cup; T-40 at the U.S. Open; third-team All-American; T-15 at Players Amateur.

4. BUD CAULEY (61)

2008: Won Terra Cotta Invitational; T-1 at Junior World Cup; T-2 at Greystone Invitational; 6th at Azalea Amateur.

2009: Won Players Amateur; T-3 at NCAA Northeast Regional; T-7 at Jones Cup; T-9 at Northeast Amateur; second-team All-American; T-18 at Southern Amateur.

5. MORGAN HOFFMANN (52)

2008: T-5 at Terra Cotta Invitational; Quarterfinals at North & South, Western and U.S. amateurs.

2009: Won Big 12 Championship; 2nd at Jones Cup; T-7 at the NCAA Championship; Big 12 Player of the Year; Phil Mickelson Award winner; first-team All-American; U.S. Palmer Cup team member; Won Arcola Cup Invitational.

6. CAMERON TRINGALE (44)

2008: T-4 at Sunnehanna Amateur; Round of 16 at North & South Amateur.

2009: First-team All-American; 3-1-0 at the Palmer Cup; T-3 at NCAA Central Regional; T-4 at Sunnehanna Amateur; T-18 at NCAA Championship.

7. ADAM MITCHELL (43)

2008: Won Porter Cup; Semifinalist at U.S. Amateur; second-team All-American.

2009: Third at Dogwood Invitational; fourth at Master of the Amateurs; 2-0-2 at Palmer Cup; honorable mention All-American; T-3 at Players Amateur.

8. DAN WOLTMAN (37)

2008: Second at Sunnehanna Amateur; T-3 at U.S. Amateur medal play.

2009: Won Northeast Amateur; T-5 at Sahalee Players; Sixth at NCAA Northeast Regional; 10th at Players Amateur.

9. MARK ANDERSON (36)

2008: Won Players Amateur; Won Oglethorpe Invitational; Eighth at Rice Planters; honorable mention All-American.

2009: Won Master of the Amateurs; T-9 at Dogwood Invitational; T-9 at Palmetto Amateur; T-12 at Sunnehanna Amateur; T-3 at Players Amateur.

10. NATHAN SMITH (36)

2008: Second at Northeast Amateur; third at Sunnehanna Amateur; second at Pennsylvania State Amateur.

2009: T-4 Sunnehanna Amateur; T-7 Northeast Amateur; T-7 at Southern Amateur; won Western Pennsylvania Amateur; won Pennsylvania Amateur Match Play; No. 23 in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Amateur Rankings.

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ON THE BUBBLE:

11. Zack Sucher 23

12. Wesley Bryan 15

13. Bronson Burgoon 14

14. Peter Uihlein 10

15. Mike McCoy 8

Also receiving votes: Drew Kittleson, 6; Russell Henley, 3; Mike Van Sickle, 3; Tyson Alexander, 2; Erik Flores, 2.

• • •

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

THE TEAM

1. Matt Haines

2. Dale Whitnell

3. Tommy Fleetwood

4. Gavin Dear

5. Sam Hutsby

6. Stiggy Hodgson

7. Luke Goddard

8. Nigel Edwards

9. Niall Kearney

10. Wallace Booth

• • •

ON THE BUBBLE

11. Matthew Nixon

12. Ben Westgate

13. Jack Senior

14. James Robinson

15. Farren Keenan

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