Alfie Plant included in GB and Ireland team for Walker Cup defence
Alfie Plant has been named in a 10-strong Great Britain and Ireland team that will attempt to retain the Walker Cup next month.
England's Plant was the leading amateur at the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale to win the Silver Medal
The 25-year-old from Bexleyheath, who is also the current European amateur champion, plans to turn professional after the 46th Walker Cup match against the United States at the Los Angeles Country Club from September 9-10.
Craig Watson will captain a side which also includes Amateur champion Harry Ellis, Lytham Trophy winner Jack Singh Brar and Matthew Jordan, who won the 2017 St Andrews Links Trophy.
"We have been very impressed with the performances of many of the GB and Ireland players so far this season and it has been a difficult decision to select only 10 players," Watson said.
"The Americans will be determined not to lose two matches in a row, but we have selected a strong team and I'm sure the players will give it their all to try to retain the trophy."
Great Britain and Ireland won the 2015 contest at Royal Lytham by 16.5 to 9.5 - their biggest winning margin since the match was first played in 1922.
Full team: David Boote (Walton Heath), Jack Davidson (Llanwern), Harry Ellis (Meon Valley), Scott Gregory (Corhampton), Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool), Paul McBride (The Island), Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten), Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park), Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak), Connor Syme (Drumoig). Reserves: Conor O'Rourke (Naas), Craig Howie (Peebles).