Scott Langley watches his tee shot on the third tee during the second round of match play at the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. (Copyright USGA/John Mummert)
Aug. 30, 2010
University Place, Wash. - Illinois senior Scott Langley has been selected to the United States team that will be compete at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championships.
USA World Amateur team captain Fred Ridley named Langley along with recently crowned U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State and runner-up David Chung of Stanford to the squad, which will compete for the Dwight Eisenhower Trophy Oct. 28-31 in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The WATC is held every two years since its inception in 1958 and organized by the International Golf Federation. An estimated 70 countries will compete for the title this year. The United States finished second to Scotland at the 2008 event held in Adelaide, Australia. The U.S. has won the title a record 13 times, most recently in 2004.
Langley reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Championships last week at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., and is ranked 10th in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings. The native of Manchester, Mo., has emerged on the national and international scene in recent months, having won the NCAA individual title, helped the United States to the Palmer Cup championship and finished as the low amateur and a tie for 16th overall at U.S. Open in June.
Langley rejoins his Illinois teammates this weekend prior to the Illini opening the fall season Sept. 12 at the Wolf Run Invitational.