Fox, Thomas, Williams named to World Am team

Chris Williams lost to Steven Fox in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur.

The U.S. Golf Association has named Steven Fox, Justin Thomas and Chris Williams to the three-man team that will represent the United States at the World Amateur Team Championship, to be played Oct. 4-7 at Antalya Golf Club (PGA Sultan Course) and Cornelia Golf in Antalya, Turkey.

All three players made it to match play at last week’s U.S. Amateur, which Fox won. Thomas fell in the semifinals, and Williams went out in the quarterfinals (at the hands of Fox).

In addition to his U.S. Am victory, Fox, 21, of Hendersonville, Tenn., won the 2011 Tennessee Match Play Championship. A senior at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Fox is a two-time All-Southern Conference selection.

Williams, 21, of Moscow, Idaho, recently won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the No. 1 player in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking. He played on the 2011 U.S. Walker Cup team and won the 2012 Western Amateur.

Thomas, 19, of Goshen, Ky., was the consensus Player of the Year following his freshman season at Alabama. He won four collegiate tournaments, and also won the 2012 Jones Cup.

Jim Vernon of Pasadena, Calif., who was the USGA president in 2008-09 and served on the USGA Executive Committee for seven years, will captain the U.S. team. Patrick Rodgers, 20, a Stanford sophomore from Avon, Ind., is the first alternate. Bobby Wyatt, 20, an Alabama junior from Mobile, Ala., is the second.

–Information from the USGA used in this report.

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