September 06, 2013

Phelan to Play in Walker Cup Matches

Phelan becomes the first UNF golfer to participate in the prestigious amateur event

Kevin Phelan, of the Republic of Ireland, was recently selected to represent team Great Britain & Ireland at the Walker Cup Matches. The event will be held at the National Golf Links of America, in South Hampton, NY, on September 7-8.

Phelan recently wrapped up his successful collegiate career at the University of North Florida, where he helped lead his team to a second straight ASun Championship and an 18th place finish at the NCAA Championships. Phelan's other amateur accomplishments include:

  • 2009 FSGA Junior Player-of-the-Year
  • Two time qualifier for the United States Open Championship
  • Finished tied for 62nd at the 2013 U.S. Open held at Merion Golf Club (One of three amateurs to make cut)
  • Represented Team Europe at the Palmer Cup
  • Past Florida Junior Champion

The Walker Cup Match is a biennial 10-man amateur team competition between the USA and a team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland. It is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches. The USA leads the overall series, 34-8-1, and has not lost on American soil since the 2001 Match at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga. The GB&I looks to defend the trophy it won in dramatic fashion at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland two years ago.

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