European Team Points List

The committee will select the European Team based on the following criteria:

  1. WAGR ranking
  2. Results from 10 Men’s/Mid-Am and 10 Senior tournaments named below will be used as guidance only for the committee. Field strength in the different tournaments will be considered. Playing well in one or more of these tournaments does not automatically guarantee a place in the team.
  3. Relevant 2022 Orders of Merit
  4. Past playing performance and performance in team competitions

Selection Committee Members:
Tore Sviland (European Team Captain), Nuno Alberto de Brito e Cunha, James Bunch, Javier Reviriego and Michael Thannhauser

List of tournaments to be used as guidance:

Mid-Am Tournaments

  • Irish Men’s Amateur Open, The Island, 12-15 May
  • English Men’s Open Amateur (Brabazon), Saunton, 19-22 May
  • Scottish Men’s Open Championship, Cruden Bay, 27-29 May
  • St. Andrews Links Trophy, 3-5 June
  • European MidAm, Golf de Medoc, 2-4 June
  • The Amateur, Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s Old Links, 13-18 June
  • European Men’s Amateur, El Saler, 22-25 June
  • Swedish International MidAm (25+), Arlandastad, 10-12 July
  • German International Amateur Championship, Muhlheim an der Ruhr, 21-24 July
  • Swiss Golf International, Schonenberg, 3-5 August

Senior Tournaments

  • Spanish International Senior, Infinitum, 25-27 February

  • Irish Senior Men’s Amateur Open, Douglas, 18-20 May

  • English Senior Men’s Open Amateur, Ashridge&Berkhamstad, 1-3 June

  • European Senior Men’s, Parnu Bay, 9-11 June

  • Scottish Men’s Senior Open, Arbroath Artisan, 15-17 June

  • British Senior Amateur, Royal Dornoch, 6-9 July

  • Swedish International Senior Men’s (50+), Orbyhus, 8-10 July

  • French International Men’s Senior, Golf de L’isle Adam, 14-16 July

  • Scandinavian Senior, PGA of Sweden National, 28-30 July

  • Belgian International Men’s Senior, Royal Waterloo, 5-7 August

Player Watch List

Laird Shepherd – 2021 Amateur Champion. Walker Cup
Peter O’Keeffe – Great 2021 season, high WAGR ranking
Jack Brooks – High WAGR ranking, steady performer
Caolan Rafferty – High WAGR ranking, former Walker Cup player
Daniel Schmiedling – High WARG ranking, experience from US Am and US Mid Am
Jonathan Bale – 2nd place in Gasparilla, 13th in Coleman
Edvin Stenberg – Leading Swedish OoM
Stephen Rojas – 2021 European Mid Am Champion
Christophe de Grancey – High WAGR ranking, steady performer in Europe
George Burns – High WAGR ranking, steady performer
Oscar Jubindo – High WAGR ranking
Morten Lykkegaard – High WAGR ranking
Matt Roberts – High WAGR ranking, steady performer

Trevor Foster – 2018 British Senior Champion, former Irish Senior Champion and one of the leading English players
Rupert Kellock – 2020 and 2021 English Senior Champion, former Welsh Senior Champion, finished 2nd in 2022 Spanish Senior (best over 55)
Karl Bornemann – Finished 2nd in 2021 European Senior and 2nd in Medal play in the 2021 European Senior Championship, another 2nd place finish in the 2022 Irish Senior
Jody Fanagan – Won 2022 Irish Senior, former Walker Cup player who beat Tiger Woods in 1995 Walker Cup
Stephen Graham – Former Spanish Senior Champion, good finishes in 2022 Spanish Senior and Irish Senior
Martin Birkholz – Two time European Senior Champion (last 2021), low medalist in the 2021 European Senior Team Championship
Mattias Pernheden – Former European Senior Champion, also 2nd place finish in European Senior
John Lindberg – Former pro, good finishes in British and Irish Senior
Francois Illouz – Former 2-time European MidAm Champion, won Belgian Senior in 2021
Gianluca Bolla – Strong WAGR ranking, former Italian and Swiss Senior Champion, steady performer
Stephen Jensen – English Closed Senior Champion in 2022, Scottish Senior Champion in 2021
Michael Flindt – Former Swedish, Scandinavian, Belgian Senior Champion, European MidAm Champion
Bart Nolte – Former French, Dutch, Italian Senior Champion, steady performer
Nick Robson – Good finishes in British Senior, steady performer
Derek Paton – 2021 Irish Senior Champion
Marc Boucher – High WAGR ranking, 4th in Irish Men’s 2022

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