University of Georgia golfer and Habersham Central High graduate Lee McCoy was named to the United States Walker Cup Team, the United States Golf Association announced Monday.
The Walker Cup is a tournament contested biennially between the leading amateur golfers of the United States against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland. The 45th match will be held Sept. 12-13 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England.
The U.S. currently leads the overall series 35-8-1.
“I don’t hesitate to consider this my greatest accomplishment in the game of golf,” McCoy said in a release from the University of Georgia. “I had the opportunity to play in some incredible events this summer, but this is the one I’ve had on my mind for a long time. This is the big one. I could not be more excited.”
McCoy is fresh off of a strong debut at the U.S. Open in June, where he played as an amateur.
The senior appeared at three professional events over the summer — the U.S. Open, the Travelers Championship and the John Deere Classic. He also did his part to help the U.S. win the Palmer Cup and finish second in the inaugural golf portion of the Pan Am Games.