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Kearney in from the start
Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney will make his Walker Cup debut when he teams up with England's Eamonn "Stiggy" Hodgson in the anchor foursomes match at Merion on Saturday (1300 Irish time) against Cameron Tringale and Adam Mitchell.
GB&I skipper Colin Dalgleish has shown great faith in Kearney by also including him in his eight-strong singles line up on day one. The Dubliner will go out at No 7 in the order, taking on 19 year old Floridian Bud Cauley.