Steve Scott, runner-up in last year's U.S. Amateur, is among the eight golfers selected Friday for the U.S. 1997 Walker Cup team, the United States Golf Association announced.
The USGA said it will add two other members and three alternates in July.Players are chosen on the basis of their amateur record over the past two years, the association said.
The U.S. squad will face an amateur team from Great Britain and Ireland in the 36th Walker Cup match Aug. 9-10 at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.
Scott, 19, of Coral Springs, Fla., lost to Tiger Woods on the second extra hole of the 1996 U.S. Amateur. Now a senior at Florida, Scott was a member of the 1996 U.S. World Amateur Team.
Also selected were Jerry Courville Jr., 38, Milford, Conn., the 1995 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; John Harris, 45, Edina, Minn., 1993 U.S. Amateur champion; Chris Wollmann, 22, Parma, Ohio, 1995 U.S. Amateur Public Links winner; Duke Delcher, 41, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; Brad Elder, 22, Overland Park, Kan.; Joel Kribel, 20, Pleasanton, Calif.; and Randy Leen, 21, Dayton, Ohio.
The most recent Walker Cup match, in 1995, was won by the Great Britain-Ireland team, 14-10.
Courville and Harris were members of the 1995 Walker Cup team, and Harris was also on the 1993 team.
The United States leads the series, 30-4-1. Matches are held every two years.