- Bud Cauley
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Cauley won the 2009 Players Amateur this summer after completing a stellar freshman season at the University of Alabama. Cauley also shared medalist honors at the 2009 United States Collegiate Championship. A first-team All-American selection by Golfweek and PING second-team All-American selection in 2009, Cauley was a member of the 2009 U.S. Palmer Cup squad. He earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year and first-team All-SEC honors in 2009. In addition, he was a Hogan Award semifinalist and was an All-Nicklaus team selection.
- Rickie Fowler
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
Fowler has earned his second consecutive selection to the USA Walker Cup Team. He was 3-1 in his matches in 2007 and helped lead the USA to victory over Great Britain and Ireland.
Fowler, a two-time PING first-team All-American selection, finished third at both the 2009 NCAA Division I Championship and the 2009 Sunnehanna Amateur, a tournament he won in 2007 and 2008. He has played in the past two U.S. Opens, tying for 60th in 2008 and missing the cut in 2009. A rising junior at Oklahoma State University, he also advanced to the third round of match play at this year’s U.S. Amateur Public Links.
In 2008, he reached the third round of match play at both the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Amateur Public Links and was low individual scorer at the 2008 World Amateur Team Championship, in which the USA Team finished second.
He became the first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the top men’s collegiate player, and was also named the nation’s top freshman, receiving the Phil Mickelson Award in 2008.
- Brendan Gielow
Hometown: Muskegon, Mich.
Gielow won the 2009 Porter Cup and gathered top-10 finishes at the Northeast Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur and the Southern Amateur this year.
A senior-to-be at Wake Forest University, Gielow won the Northeast Amateur and the VCU Shootout in 2008. The three-time U.S. Amateur participant was runner-up at the 2008 NCAA Division I Central Regional and led Wake Forest to the team title, helping the Deacons to their fourth consecutive NCAA Division I Championship appearance.
Gielow was recently named to the Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team for the third straight season. A double-major in Mathematics and Religion, he earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in high school, graduating 12th out of a class of 325.
- Brian Harman
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
Harman will be playing on his second USA Walker Cup Team. He went 2-0-1 to help the USA beat Great Britain and Ireland in 2005 at Chicago Golf Club.
The 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, Harman was a 2009 PING second-team All-American selection. He recently won the Dogwood Invitational and was runner-up at the Sunnehanna Amateur.
A five-time U.S. Amateur participant, Harman tied for ninth individually at the 2009 NCAA Division I Championship and led the University of Georgia to the semifinals on the team side. He was named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team and was a Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American in 2008.
- Morgan Hoffmann
Hometown: Saddle Brook, N.J.
Hoffmann had a phenomenal freshman year at Oklahoma State University, winning the 2009 Big 12 Conference individual title and earning Big 12 Player of the Year honors.
Hoffmann, a quarterfinalist at the 2008 U.S. Amateur, won three collegiate events in 2008-09. He was named a PING first-team All-American selection and received the 2009 Phil Mickelson Award as the nation’s most outstanding freshman.
A 2009 U.S. Palmer Cup team member, Hoffmann tied Oklahoma State’s 18-hole scoring record with a 62 at the 2009 Southern Highland Collegiate.
- Adam Mitchell
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mitchell won the 2008 Porter Cup and was a semifinalist at the 2008 U.S. Amateur. A PING second-team All-American selection in 2008 and honorable mention All-America in 2009, Mitchell has played on the last two U.S. Palmer Cup teams.
In 2009, Mitchell gathered third-place finishes at the Dogwood Invitational and the Players Amateur. Mitchell, who recently concluded his collegiate career at the University of Georgia, was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2008 and second-team pick in 2009.
He shot a course-record and personal-best 60 and a tournament-record 197 at the 2004 Bubba Conlee National Tournament.
- Nathan Smith
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa
Smith, who played Division III collegiate golf at Allegheny (Pa.) College, won the 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur at age 25, becoming the youngest winner in the championship’s history.
Smith has had a stellar 2009 season, winning the Western Pennsylvania Amateur and the Pennsylvania Amateur Match Play. He has also recorded top-10 finishes at the Sunnehanna Amateur (T-4), the Northeast Amateur (T-7) and the Southern Amateur (T-7).
A two-time participant in the USGA Men’s State Team Championship and eight-time U.S. Amateur participant, he posted runner-up finishes at the Northeast Amateur and the Pennsylvania State Amateur in 2008.
- Cameron Tringale
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Tringale concluded an outstanding collegiate career at Georgia Tech by qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Open and representing the USA at the 2009 Palmer Cup.
Tringale, a 2009 first-team All-American selection by PING and Golfweek, recently tied for fourth at the Sunnehanna Amateur. He won the Brickyard Collegiate and the Southern Highlands Collegiate – his third and fourth collegiate wins – in his senior season at Georgia Tech, shared third place at the NCAA Division I Central Regional and garnered All-Nicklaus team honors.
A four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Tringale gathered top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship in 2006 and 2007 and was named the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year. A Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar in 2009, he graduated from Georgia Tech in May with a degree in management.
- Peter Uihlein
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Uihlein is one of three members of the USA Walker Cup Team from Oklahoma State University, following Rickie Fowler and Morgan Hoffmann. A sophomore-to-be, Uihlein had a solid freshman season, winning the Gaillardia Intercollegiate, finishing runner-up at the NCAA Division I South Central Regional and tying for 18th at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship.
Uihlein advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship. In 2008, he won the Florida Azalea Amateur.
In 2007, Uihlein won the Terra Cotta Invitational, was runner-up at the Sunnehanna Amateur and was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Junior Amateur. He was named the American Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 2005 and 2007.
- Drew Weaver
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Weaver qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open and tied for 40th. In 2007, he won the British Amateur, ending a 28-year drought of American winners, and was a USA Walker Cup Team alternate.
Weaver, a PING third-team All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, tied for fourth at the Dogwood Invitational and shared seventh place at the Jones Cup in 2009. A recent graduate of Virginia Tech, he has played in four U.S. Amateurs, reaching match play in 2006 and 2007.
Weaver, a three-time All-ACC Men’s Golf Academic Team selection, played in the 2007 British Open and the 2008 Masters. In May, he was named the 2009 Virginia Tech ACC Male Scholar-Athlete.
- George Marucci (Captain)
Hometown: Villanova, Pa.
Captain of the 2009 USA Walker Cup Team …. also captained the 2007 USA Team, which beat Great Britain and Ireland, 12˝-11˝ .… won the 2008 USGA Senior Amateur Championship, defeating George Zahringer in the finals, 2 up, but will be unable to defend his title at the 2009 USGA Senior Amateur due to overlapping schedules .… selected for Walker Cup Teams in 1995 and 1997, going 3-0 in foursomes (alternate shot), 1-1-1 in singles and leading the USA to victory in 1997 .… runner-up at the 1995 U.S. Amateur, where Tiger Woods prevailed, 2 up, in the final …. 1996 Masters participant … reached match play at the 2006 and 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur …. four-time Pennsylvania State Amateur champion (1982, 1983, 1987 and 1991) and two-time winner of the Philadelphia Amateur .… career-low 65 shot at the 1987 Pennsylvania State Amateur .… has seven career holes-in-one …. a 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland
Family: married to Sandra has one son, Trey
surname pronounced mah-RUE-chee
Home Club is Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
- Wallace Booth
Wallace Booth was a member of Scotland’s winning side at both this year’s European Amateur Team Championship and last year’s World Amateur Team Championship. He also won four points from a possible four for Great Britain and Ireland in the 2008 St Andrews Trophy against the Continent of Europe. A student at Augusta State University between 2003 and 2007, Booth finished second in this year’s Irish Open Amateur and third in the Scottish Champion of Champions.
- Gavin Dear
2009 Irish Open Amateur champion, Gavin Dear, was also a member of Scotland’s winning side at both this year’s European Amateur Championship and last year’s World Amateur Team Championship. Winner of this year’s Craigmiller Park Open, second at the Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship and a Spanish Amateur semi-finalist, Dear attended Lynn University in Florida between 2002 and 2006 and won the Dixie Amateur in 2008.
- Niall Kearney
Niall Kearney, winner of the 2009 Brabazon Trophy, was a member of Ireland’s winning team at the 2008 European Amateur Team Championships and Mens Home Internationals. Kearney reached the last 32 at this year’s Amateur Championship as well as making the last four in the West of Ireland Championship and finishing sixth at the South of England Open Amateur.
- Tommy Fleetwood
Lancashire’s Tommy Fleetwood won the Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship this year by eight shots with a tournament-record score of 16-under-par. He was runner-up in the 2008 Amateur Championship at Turnberry as a 17-year-old and reached the quarter-finals of the event at Formby this year. He has played for England at all levels of the amateur game and has represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Jacques Leglise Trophy.
- Luke Goddard
Goddard triumphed at the English Amateur Championship earlier this year at Rye Golf Club. And the long-time England international has enjoyed an extremely consistent season, finishing second in the Berkshire Trophy and fourth in the Portuguese Amateur, St Andrews Links Trophy and South of England Open Amateur.
- Matt Haines
Haines has enjoyed a successful season, winning both the Hampshire Salver and the Duncan Putter, and finishing runner-up at the St Andrews Links Trophy and Welsh Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. As a member of the England team, he maintained a 100% record at the European Amateur Team Championship and did so again in matches against Spain and Australia. In 2008, Haines formed part of the GB&I team that defeated the Continent of Europe in the St Andrews Trophy.
- Eamonn ‘Stiggy’ Hodgson
Always known by his nickname ‘Stiggy’, Hodgson has earned his place in the team thanks to a string of consistent performances. He reached the semi-finals at The Amateur Championship, the quarter-finals of the English Amateur, finished third in the Tillman Trophy, fourth in the Brabazon Trophy, sixth in the Hampshire Salver and seventh in the Lytham Trophy. Hodgson has previously competed for GB&I at the 2008 Jacques Leglise Trophy and is a past English Boys champion.
- Sam Hutsby
2009 European Nations Cup champion, Hutsby, is the highest-ranked player on the Great Britain & Ireland final squad. He was runner-up at both The Amateur Championship and the Spanish Amateur this year, while last year he was a member of the winning GB&I team at the St Andrews Trophy, taking three-and-a-half points from a possible four.
- Chris Paisley
A University of Tennessee student since 2005, Paisley won the Arizona Intercollegiate at the Arizona National earlier in the year before representing Europe against the USA at the Palmer Cup at Cherry Hills. In 2008 he competed for GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy as well as winning the Czech Open Amateur and finishing runner-up at the English Amateur.
- Dale Whitnell
Whitnell maintained a 100% record in games against Spain and Australia while representing England this year. He is the Portuguese Open Amateur champion and the Tillman Trophy winner. Backing up these victories were third places in the Lytham Trophy and Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play and fourths in the Brabazon, Irish Open Amateur and South of England Open Amateur. He also reached the semi-finals of the English Amateur. In 2008 Whitnell competed for GB&I at the St Andrews Trophy.
- Colin Dalgleish (Captain)
Captain of the 2009 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team .... one of Scotland’s leading amateur golfers during his competitive days .... his captaincy in international competition got off to a winning start in October 2006 when his GB&I Team defeated the Continent of Europe in the St. Andrews Trophy at Marianske Lazne in the Czech Republic .... in the last playing of the Walker Cup Match in 2007, his side lost narrowly on home soil at Royal County Down, 12˝-11˝ .... in 2008, GB&I retained the St. Andrews Trophy under his stewardship at Kingsbarns, Scotland .... a former Scottish Amateur champion and a skipper of the national team between 1993 and 1996, Helensburgh-based Dalgleish was part of the 1981 GB&I Walker Cup side that lost to the USA at Cypress Point .... “I really enjoyed playing in the Walker Cup a number of years ago and always regarded it as a great contest. I’ve been to almost every one of the Matches since then, as a spectator and as captain, and have always been impressed by the fantastic atmosphere. The result last time was certainly disappointing. I’m looking forward to our chance to redress the balance at Merion.” .... home club is Helensburgh Golf Club in Dunbartonshire, Scotland.