- Ferguson and Forrest to sit out morning foursomes
- Both feature in singles though - Ferguson faces the world No.2
- McDonald to partner University of Stirling housemate Sharvin
Scottish pair Grant Forrest and Ewen Ferguson will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon’s singles to make their mark on the Walker Cup after being left out of the morning foursomes.
Ferguson, 19, told bunkered.co.uk earlier this week that Forrest would be his preferred foursomes partner after success together at the European Team Championship in July.
And the duo’s exclusion from the morning session seems fairly understandable, given Forrest’s inexperience around Royal Lytham & St Annes compared to his team-mates, while Ferguson was initially listed as first reserve, before coming in to replace Sam Horsfield.
They do both feature in the singles though, with Amateur Championship finalist Forrest taking on 2014 US Mid-Amateur champion Scott Harvey, while Ferguson faces the tough task of tackling world No.2 Maverick McNealy.
"They have given me a hard task in who to play and who not to play" - Nigel Edwards
Speaking before the draw was announced, GB&I captain Nigel Edwards said: “The boys are all playing nicely, so they have given me a hard task in who to play and who not to play, which is great, because quite often, you come to the Walker Cup and not everybody’s on their game.
“This is a totally different challenge for me and I’m looking forward to things getting underway tomorrow morning.”
Jack McDonald will be out tomorrow morning though, as he partners his University of Stirling housemate Cormac Sharvin in the third match, where they will face Open Championship Silver Medal winner Jordan Niebrugge and Robby Shelton.
The first day’s draw in full:
9am – Chesters/Mullen v McNealy/Stewart
9.10am – Dunne/Hurley v Hossler/McCarthy
9.20am – Sharvin/McDonald v Niebrugge/Shelton
9.30am – Hume/Moynihan v L. McCoy/M. McCoy
1.45pm – Chesters v DeChambeau
1.55pm – Dunne v Stewart
2.05pm – Forrest v Harvey
2.15pm – Mullen v McCarthy
2.25pm – Ferguson v McNealy
2.35pm – Hurley v Shelton
2.45pm – Hume v Hossler
2.55pm – Moynihan v Niebrugge
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