GB&I’s Walker Cup stars to turn pro

September 13, 2011 · uncategorized

Several members of winning side to test talents on tour
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 By Christopher Burns

A host of GB&I’s Walker Cup stars have declared their intentions to build on their tremendous success at Royal Aberdeen by graduating to the professional ranks.

Scotland’s James Byrne, who earned a vital two points from a possible three against the United States, has confirmed that he will make the step up to the paid game in the coming days. The 2010 Amateur Championship runner-up, who has just graduated from Arizona State University, will now focus his attention on earning invites to European Tour events before a tilt at Q-School in Portugal. .

Byrne’s fellow Scot and successor as runner-up in this year’s Amateur Championship, Michael Stewart, has decided to retain his amateur status until the end of November since as South African Amateur champion, Stewart is eligible to compete in European Tour event, the South African Open.

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