Paul McBride hits out of a bunker on the ninth hole during his singles match defeat at the Walker Cup  at Los Angeles Country Club. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP

As thumping as Britain and Ireland’s loss – by 19-7 – was to the United States in the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club (a future US Open site!)(...)

Paul McBride, a semi-finalist in the 2016 British Amateur, is in the initial Walker Cup squad. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Five Irish players – including Paul McBride, who is on scholarship to famed Wake Forest University – have been included in the initial 19-man Britain(...)