Former Lynn golfer, alum named to Walker Cup Team

August 3, 2009

The 42nd Annual Walker Cup, pitting the finest amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland against those from the United States, was named with former LU men’s golfer Gavin Dear ’06 among the selections. Dear is one of 10 players chosen to form a final Great Britain and Ireland squad that will square off against the USA at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania, on September 12-13.

Dear joins a long list of golfing greats who have participated in the Walker Cup including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Justin Leonard, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, Scott Verplank, Brad Faxon and Cory Pavin.

A four-year letterwinner, Dear earned SSC Freshman of the Year accolades along with PING/GCAA All-Region honors. He also helped LU reach the NCAA National Tournament twice, the last in which the Fighting Knights finished fourth overall. Ranked No. 12 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, the Perth, Scotland native has earned three tournament victories within the last six months.