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Walker Cup: Hoey sure of his place
By Bill Meredith 
Electronic Telegraph

WITH only 10 places available, the scramble for Walker Cup places will become razor-keen in the coming weeks.

Irishman Michael Hoey, the Amateur champion, Scot Steven O'Hara, winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy, and Englishmen Luke Donald and Gary Wolstenholme appear to be certainties to face the Americans at Ocean Forest in Georgia on Aug 11 and 12.

Hoey proved his battling qualities in the Amateur Championship at Prestwick when a 30-foot putt saved him from going three down with three to play in his semi-final against Scot Simon Mackenzie. He went on to win at the 25th hole.

The final chance for players to impress the Walker Cup selectors will come in the European Men's Team Championship in Sweden early next month, and the side will be chosen immediately after that event.


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