LLANWERN’S Jack Davidson has been named in the 10-man Great Britain and Ireland team for the 46th Walker Cup against the USA in Los Angeles next month, writes Carl Field.

It caps an already stunning year for Davidson which has seen him win the Welsh Amateur Championship, the Spanish International Amateur Championship and the European Nations Cup, also on Spanish soil.

The 20-year-old star also helped Wales bag the team title at that Nations Cup, while he was the standout player for his country at last week’s Men’s Home Internationals.

He won all three of his singles contests and, including the foursomes, tasted defeat just once in six matches in a Wales team that finished third overall.

He will be joined by former Welsh amateur champion and Stanford University graduate David Boote.

Boote, 23, played in last year’s winning GB&I St Andrews Trophy team and has achieved top-10 finishes at both the St Andrews Links Trophy and the Brabazon Trophy this year.

He also only missed out on qualifying for this year’s Open Championship after an agonising play-off defeat.

The pair will be in good company with the team also including reigning amateur champion Harry Ellis and Alfie Plant, the Silver Medal winner at the Open and current European amateur champion.

Last year’s amateur champion Scott Gregory is joined in the team by Robert MacIntyre, the man he defeated in the final at Royal Porthcawl.

The team, captained by Scotsman Craig Watson, himself a former amateur champion, features five Englishmen alongside two Scots, two Welshmen and one player from Ireland.

They will be hoping to help GB&I retain the Walker Cup trophy following their triumph at Royal Lytham & St Annes two years ago.

This year’s match will be played at Los Angeles Country Club over the weekend of September 9-10.

GB&I team: David Boote (Wales), Jack Davidson (Wales), Harry Ellis (England), Scott Gregory (England), Matthew Jordan (England), Paul McBride (Ireland), Robert MacIntyre (Scotland), Alfie Plant (England), Jack Singh Brar (England), Connor Syme (Scotland).

Reserves: Conor O’Rourke (Ireland), Craig Howie (Scotland).