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Redman Starts Play in Walker Cup Saturday

Redman Starts Play in Walker Cup Saturday

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson All-American Doc Redman is one of 10 members of the United States team that will begin play in the 46th Walker Cup on Saturday. The biannual event will be played at the par 70 Los Angeles Country Club course September 9-10.

The schedule includes foursomes (alternate shot) matches on Saturday morning between 7:30 a.m. and noon, then eight singles matches in the afternoon. Sunday’s schedule includes foursome matches in the morning and 10 singles matches in the afternoon. The competition will be a match play format with each match scoring a point. If the match is tied after 18 holes, each team will receive one point.

Television coverage will begin on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and continue to noon on FSI. It continues in the afternoon from 2-5 p.m.. The Sunday coverage also will be from 9 a.m. to noon, then from 3 to 6 p.m.

It will be Redman’s second trip to California within the last couple of weeks. Last month he won the U.S. Amateur Championship at Riviera Country Club in thrilling fashion with a 37-hole victory over Walker Cup teammate Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Illinois and the University of Texas.

That victory earned Redman a spot on the Walker Cup team.   He is the first Clemson golfer to play in the Walker Cup since 2007 when current PGA player Kyle Stanley was a member of the victorious United States team. Redman is the ninth Clemson golfer to play in the Walker Cup, the seventh for the United States.  

Kevin Johnson (1989), Jonathan Byrd (2001), Lucas Glover (2001), D.J. Trahan (2001), Matt Hendrix (2003) and Stanley (2007) have all played for the US Squad, while Richard Coughlan (1997) and Michael Hoey (2001) played for the Great Britain and Ireland squad.

Redman was Clemson top player last year with a 70.77 stroke average, the second best in Clemson history. He won two tournaments in the fall, a first for a Clemson freshman, and had a team best eight top 10 finishes and 11 rounds in the 60s. In addition to winning the US Amateur in August he finished second at the Western Amateur outside Chicago earlier in the summer.

By virtue of his US Amateur victory, Redman will earn an invitation to the Masters, the US Open and the British Open this year as long as he retains his amateur status.

Other members of the United States team include Cameron Champ (Texas A&M), Doug Ghim (Texas), Stewart Hagestad (Southern California), Maverick McNealy (Stanford), Collin Morikawa (California), Scottie Scheffler (Texas), Braden Thornberry (Mississippi), Norman Xiong (Oregon) and Will Zalatoris (Wake Forest).