August 29, 2011

Blayne Barber Named to the Walker Cup

Former FSGA champion to represent the USA in Scotland

Blayne Barber, one of the most accomplished Florida amateur golfers in recent years, has been selected to represent the USA in the 2011 Walker Cup Matches.

Blayne Barber, from Lake City and currently a junior at Auburn, was on of the last selections to the Walker Cup team. Blayne joins nine other top amateurs to represent the US in the biennial match play competition against the top amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland.

The Walker Cup is conducted every two years, alternately in the USA and Great Britain and Ireland. This year, the Walker Cup is being played at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland on September 10-11.

As a junior, Blayne won seven Florida Junior Tour tournaments, including two Florida Boys Junior Championships. He was the 2007-2008 Florida Junior Tour Points Champion and was the 2006 Florida Junior Player-of-the-Year. He also won the Florida Amateur Championship held at TPC Sawgrass in 2009 by nine strokes. Click here to view Blayne's Florida Junior Tour profile.

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