Dyer steps up to become eighth Englishman in GB&I Walker Cup team

Jack Dyer has been called into the 2021 GB&I Walker Cup team – taking the number of Englishmen in the 10-man selection to eight.

The England ‘A’ squad member moves up from the position of first reserve to take the place of the injured Sandy Scott for the match against the USA on May 8-9 at Seminole Golf Club, Florida.

England men’s squad player Jake Bolton now becomes the first reserve for the team.

Florida-based Joe Pagdin – involved in England Golf’s overseas squad for 2021- has been drafted in as second reserve.

Dyer – who plays out of Boyce Hill Golf Club in Essex – has enjoyed an excellent run of form in the last year.

Last summer, Dyer posted course record scores at both the English Men’s Amateur Championship at Woodhall Spa and the Brabazon Trophy at Sherwood Forest.

Earlier this year, Dyer travelled to South Africa and continued his rich vein of form finishing tied 12th in the South African Stroke Play Championship and sixth in the African Amateur Championship.

The 22-year-old then claimed victory in the South African Amateur Championship Stroke Play event to progress to the match play stages where he lost in a 36-hole final.

Dyer joins fellow countrymen Barclay Brown, Alex Fitzpatrick, Angus Flanagan, Ben Jones, Matty Lamb, Joe Long and Ben Schmidt in captain Stuart Wilson’s GB&I team which also includes Irishmen John Murphy and Mark Power.

GB&I are bidding to win back the trophy claimed by the American team at Royal Liverpool in 2019.