The Teams
Concession Cup 2018

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Players will compete over three days through the traditional team match-play formats of foursome, fourball and singles. Each team will be comprised of 14 players separated into three categories: six (6) Mid-Am members (age 25 to 54), six (6) Senior members (age 55 and older) and two (2) Super Senior members age 65 and older.

The selection process for the U.S. Team is led by the Amateur Golf Alliance (AGA), an organization established to conduct The Concession Cup matches as well as other events and initiatives in an effort to promote the amateur game at the highest level of competition. The U.S. Team includes a combination of spots earned through the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™), as well as AGA selections, based on a list of criteria that includes results from top amateur tournaments and career performance and accomplishments. The three highest ranked U.S. mid-amateurs and senior-amateurs within the WAGR™ earned automatic spots on the team. All automatic bids for the 2018 U.S. Concession Cup Team were determined from the final 2017 WAGR™ ranking.

The GB&I team was chosen in the customary way as adopted by Walker Cups and other amateur international matches. Teams are selected by a selection committee based on a list of criteria that includes performance in National and International events together with reference to the WAGR™.


US TEAM

Captain: Bob Lewis, 73, of Pepper Pike, OH
  • Walker Cup team captain 2003 and 2005
    • Led team to victory in 2005 at Chicago Golf Club
  • Walker Cup team member four times (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987)
    • Overall 5-2 record in singles and foursomes as a player
  • World Amateur Team Championship team member twice (1982, 1986)
    • Member of winning team in 1982
  • Low Amateur, 1987 Masters Tournament
  • Runner-up, 1980 US Amateur (semi-finalist in 1981 and 1986)
  • Runner-up, 1981 and 1984 US Mid-Amateur
  • Winner of 1968 Ohio Amateur, 1978 Ohio Open, and 1986 Northeast Amateur
  • Played on PGA Tour 1971-1974, regained amateur status in 1978
  • Set competitive course record of 64 at Pine Valley Golf Club in 1982; the record still stands and has only been tied once since.

Mid-Am Team Members

Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, CA
  • Walker Cup team member 2017
  • 2016 US Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Low Amateur, 2017 Masters Tournament
  • Qualified for 2017 US Open at Erin Hills
  • 25th ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • #1 ranked US mid-amateur
  • 2016 Metropolitan Golf Association Player of the Year
  • 2016 Metropolitan Amateur Champion and Medalist
  • Played collegiately at University of Southern California
Scott Harvey, Greensboro, NC
  • Concession Cup team member 2014 and 2016
  • Walker Cup team member 2015
  • 2014 US Mid-Amateur Champion
    • Holds record as four-time medalist in stroke play qualifying
    • Runner-up, 2016
  • Qualified for 2017 US Open at Erin Hills
  • 2017 Coleman Invitational Champion
  • Medalist, 2017 Crump Cup
  • 2016 and 2017 Thomas Invitational Champion
  • 2017 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 40th ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • #2 ranked US mid-amateur
  • Carolinas Player of the Year seven times consecutively (2011-2017)
Michael McDermott, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 2012 and 2017 Crump Cup Champion
    • Co-medalist in 2013
  • 2008, 2013, and 2016 Philadelphia Amateur Champion
    • semi-finals in 2017
  • quarter-finals in 2016 US Mid-Amateur
  • 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2013 Philadelphia Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2000 Pennsylvania Amateur Champion
  • 2003 and 2007 Silver Cross winner
  • 2007 Patterson Cup Champion
  • round of 16 in 2003 US Amateur
    • defeated top-seeded J.B. Holmes in round of 32
  • 5 time Philadelphia (GAP) Player of the Year
Matt Parziale, Brockton, MA
  • 2017 US Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2017 Massachusetts Amateur Champion; runner-up in 2008
  • 2017 Francis Ouimet Memorial Champion
  • Co-medalist, 2015 US Mid-Amateur
  • Four-time Massachusetts Player of the Year (2009, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • 202nd ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • 5th ranked US mid-amateur
  • Played as professional on mini-tours and regained amateur status in 2013
  • Firefighter in Brockton Fire Department
Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Concession Cup team member 2014 and 2016
  • Walker Cup team member 2009, 2011, and 2013
  • Four-time US Mid-Amateur Champion (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • 2015 US Four-Ball Champion (with Todd White)
  • 2009 USGA State Team Champions (member of winning Pennsylvania team)
  • 2011 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion
  • 2017 R. Jay Sigel Pennsylvania Match Play Champion
  • Five-time Pennsylvania Player of the Year (2003, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017)
  • Member, Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame
Todd White, Spartanburg, SC
  • Concession Cup team member 2014 and 2016
  • Walker Cup team member 2013
  • 2015 US Four-Ball Champion (with Nathan Smith)
  • Semi-finalist in 2012 US Mid-Amatur; quarter-finalist 2014 and 2015
  • Medalist, 2017 South Carolina Match Play
  • 155th ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • #3 ranked US mid-am
  • Has played in 25 USGA championships
  • Played in 1995 US Open at Shinnecock Hills
  • Five time South Carolina Player of the Year
  • High school history teacher

Senior team members:

Gene Elliott, West Des Moines, IA
  • Concession Cup team member 2014 as a mid-am
  • 308th ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • #1 ranked US senior
  • 2017 Canadian Senior Champion
  • 2017 Trans-Mississippi Senior Champion
  • 2017 Golfweek Senior Tournament of Champions Champion
  • 2017 Iowa Senior Match Play Champion
  • 2017 Iowa Senior Amateur Champion
  • 2017 Crane Cup Senior Champion
  • t-2nd in 2017 British Senior Amateur
  • 2nd in Thomas Invitational Senior
  • semi-finalist in 2017 Crump Cup Senior
Doug Hanzel, Savannah, GA
  • Concession Cup team member 2014 and 2016
  • 2013 US Senior Amateur Champion
  • 2017 Coleman Invitational Senior Champion
  • 2017 Golfweek Player of the Year Classic Champion
  • 2017 Florida Senior Azalea Champion
  • 2017 National Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Champion
  • 2017 Society of Seniors - Jack Hesler Champion
  • 2017 Dixie Senior Amateur Champion
  • t-2nd in 2017 British Senior Amateur
  • round of 16 in 2017 US Senior Amateur
  • 385th ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • #2 ranked US senior
Tim Jackson, Germantown, TN
  • Concession Cup team member 2014 and 2016
  • Walker Cup team member 1995 and 1999
  • 1994 and 2001 US Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Medalist, 2009 US Amateur
  • 2003 USGA State Team Champions (member of winning Tennessee team)
  • Low Amateur in three US Senior Opens
  • 2017 Tennessee Senior Match Play Champion
  • 2016 Coleman Invitational Senior Champion; 2nd in 2017
  • semi-finalist in 2016 US Senior Amateur
  • 420th ranked amateur in the world (WAGR™ as of 12/31/2017)
    • #3 ranked US senior
  • 11 time Tennessee Player of the Year, 3 time Senior Player of the Year
    • Won both awards in 2014 and 2015
Sean Knapp, Oakmont, PA
  • 2017 US Senior Amateur Champion
  • 2009 USGA State Team Champions (member of winning Pennsylvania team)
  • Semi-finals, 2008 and 2010 US Mid-Amateur
  • 2017 Sunnehanna Senior Invitational Champion
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Senior Player of the Year
  • Four-time Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Three-time Pennsylvania Public Links Champion
  • 1997 Pennsylvania Amateur Champion
John McClure, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017 Crump Cup Senior Champion and Medalist
  • 2012 USGA State Team member representing California
  • round of 16, 2017 US Senior Amateur
  • quarter-finals, 2016 US Senior Amateur
  • t-9th in 2017 British Senior Amateur
    • t-4th in 2015 and t-3rd in 2014
  • t-2nd in 2016 Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship
  • runner-up 2015 Travis Invitational Senior; runner-up as mid-am in 2006
Matt Sughrue, Arlington, VA
  • runner-up, 2016 US Senior Amateur
  • quarter-finals, 2017 US Senior Amateur; t-2nd in stroke play qualifying
  • second low amateur, 2017 US Senior Open
    • shot 69-73 to narrowly miss cut by one
  • t-5th in 2017 British Senior Amateur
  • 2nd in 2015 British Senior Amateur
  • t-4th in 2017 Coleman Invitational Senior; 6th in 2016
  • 2014 Maryland Senior Open Champion
  • #2 ranked US senior amateur when calculated with minimum divisor of 30

Super Senior team members:

Vinny Giles, Richmond, VA
  • Concession Cup team member and captain 2014 and 2016
  • Walker Cup team captain 1993
    • Led team to victory at Interlachen CC
  • Walker Cup team member four times (1969, 1971, 1973, 1975)
  • World Amateur Team Championship captain in 1992 and three-time team member (1968, 1970, 1972)
  • 1972 US Amateur Champion
  • 1975 British Amateur Champion
  • 2009 US Senior Amateur Champion
  • Only player to have won the US Amateur, British Amateur, and US Senior Amateur
  • Low Amateur, 1968 Masters Tournament; 9-time participant
  • Low Amateur, 1973 US Open; t-66 in 1970
  • Low Amateur in three US Senior Opens (1993, 1996, 1997)
  • Won seven Virginia State Amateurs and three Virginia State Opens
  • 1990 Crump Cup Champion; senior champion in 2007 and 2010
Buddy Marucci, Villanova, PA
  • Walker Cup team captain 2007 and 2009
    • Led team to victory at both Royal County Down and Merion Golf Club
  • Walker Cup team member 1995 and 1997
    • Overall 4-1-1 record in singles and foursomes as a player
  • 2008 US Senior Amateur Champion
  • 1995 US Amateur runner-up, losing to Tiger Woods on 36th hole of final match at Newport CC in Rhode Island
  • Has competed in over 60 USGA championships
    • Other notable results include twice reaching the quarter-finals of both the US Amateur and the US Mid-Amateur
  • Four-time Pennsylvania State Amateur Champion (1982, 1983, 1987, 1991)

GB&I TEAM

Captain: Peter McEvoy (Hometown)

McEvoy, 64, brings a wealth of competitive golf experience to the GB&I team. He is one of Great Britain's most decorated amateur golfers. His outstanding career includes winning back-to-back British Amateur Championships in 1977 and 1978. Additionally, McEvoy represented Great Britain and Ireland as a player on five Walker Cup teams between 1977 and 1989. Additionally, he was the winning GB&I Walker Cup captain in 1999 and 2001. He also enjoyed five appearances as a player on Eisenhower Trophy teams, including 1988 when he won the individual event to go with a team victory for Great Britain and Ireland. Ten years later, he represented GB&I as the winning captain for the 1998 Eisenhower trophy team. McEvoy has shined during his career on two of golf's biggest stages. He was the low amateur at The Open in 1978 and 1979 and in 1978 became the first British amateur golfer to make the cut at the Masters Tournament.

Mid-Amateur

  • Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint, Ireland)
  • Matt Clark  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • Jack Gaunt (Tamworth, England)
  • Bobby Leopold (Surrey, England)
  • Peter O'Keefe  (Douglas, Ireland)
  • Simon Richardson (Boston, England)

Senior

  • Graham Bell (Dundee, Scotland)
  • Ronnie Clark (Bishopton, Scotland)
  • Ian Crowther (Lancashire, England)
  • Stephen East (York, England)
  • Bryan Hughes (Southport, England)
  • Garth McGimpsey (Bangor, Ireland )

Seniors (65+)

  • Alan Mew (Southampton, England)
  • Adrian Morrow  (Dublin, Ireland)