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Last Updated: Monday, 27 October, 2003, 12:52 GMT
Monty hands Lawrie wild card
Paul Lawrie is the line-up for Britain and Ireland
Lawrie is the line-up for Britain and Ireland
Colin Montgomerie has picked fellow Scot Paul Lawrie as his wild card for next week's Seve Trophy match.

The contest, which will be held at Spain's El Saler course next month, pits Britain and Ireland against Continental Europe.

"I'm delighted to have the option to pick a major winner and Ryder Cup player to strengthen an already strong-looking team," Montgomerie said.

The Scot chose Lawrie after Nick Faldo declared himself unavailable.

It remains unclear whether Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke will be competing in November's event.

The Ulsterman is waiting to see if he has qualified for the US Tour's Tour Championship.

If he takes part in the American event then Swindon's David Howell may take his place.

Meanwhile, Seve Ballesteros named Jose Maria Olazabal as his wild card pick for the Continental Europe side.

Ballesteros said: "I chose him because he is a champion and has experience of match play from all his past Ryder Cups and two Seve Trophy matches.

"There is a possibility I may play with him in one match," he added.

The contest takes place between 6-9 November.


Continental Europe: Seve Ballesteros (captain), Thomas Bjorn, Fredrik Jacobson, Sergio Garcia, Alex Cejka, Ignacio Garrido, Raphael Jacquelin, Niclas Fasth, Miguel Angel Jimenez. Wild card: Jose Maria Olazabal.

Britain and Ireland: Colin Montgomerie (captain), Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Phillip Price, Brian Davis. Wild card: Paul Lawrie.

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