WILTSHIRE golfer Jake Bolton has been named as a travelling reserve for next month’s Walker Cup.

Bolton, who is a member at Ogbourne Downs GC, will take his place as a back-up alongside fellow Englishman, Jack Dyer as Great Britain and Ireland attempt to best their American rivals in Seminole, Florida between May 8-9.

English Amateur champion Joe Long leads the charge for GB&I, and he is joined in the side by compatriots Barclay Brown, Alex Fitzpatrick, Angus Flanagan, Ben Jones, Matty Lamb and Ben Schmidt.

Scotland’s Sandy Scott and the Irish pair of John Murphy and Mark Power make up the team which will attempt to win back the trophy after defeat at Hoylake in 2019.

The United States won by five points at Royal Liverpool two years ago, the first away victory in the biennial contest since their 2007 success at Royal County Down.

Scott and Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of European Tour player Matt, are the only survivors from the 2019 defeat.

GB&I captain Stuart Wilson said: “The Walker Cup is the pinnacle of the amateur game for these players and we are delighted that they will have the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from the USA at Seminole.

“It gives them the opportunity to display their exceptional talent and will provide a lifetime of memories. After a difficult year, we are all looking forward to the match this year and I know the team will be doing their very best to win back the Walker Cup.”