USGA announces squad for World Amateur Team

Beau Hossler will represent the United States at the World Amateur Team Championships.
Beau Hossler will represent the United States at the World Amateur Team Championships. ( Alexander Fisher )

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

American amateur standouts Bryson DeChambeau, Beau Hossler and Denny McCarthy will represent the U.S. at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship, the USGA announced Wednesday.

The competition, set to be played Sept. 10-13 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan, pits teams from 125 countries in a four-day stroke play event. Each country can play two to three players, with the two lowest scores being counted each day.

Hossler, No. 12 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is a sophomore at Texas; DeChambeau, No. 28 in the WAGR, is a junior at SMU; and McCarthy, No. 14 in the WAGR, is a senior at Virginia.

Past USGA president Jim Hyler will serve as captain for the Americans at the event.

Brian Campbell, a senior at Illinois, and Scottie Scheffler, a freshman at Texas are the alternates for the team. Notably missing from the three-man squad are world Nos. 1 and 2 Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech and Robby Shelton of Alabama.

The U.S. team will be out to defend its 2012 title, with Justin Thomas, Chris Williams and Steven Fox representing the red, white and blue.