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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 October, 2003, 10:19 GMT 11:19 UK
McGimpsey retains captaincy
Garth McGimpsey
McGimpsey led GB&I to Walker Cup success at Ganton
Victorious skipper Garth McGimpsey has been reappointed captain of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup team.

The 48-year-old Northern Irishman led GB&I to their third straight win over the United States in the bi-ennial trans-Atlantic match for amateurs at Ganton earlier this month.

McGimpsey's extended reign will include the St Andrews Trophy match against Europe at Nairn next August and the Walker Cup in Chicago in August 2005.

He took over the role of GB&I captain from Peter McEvoy in December 2001 and steered the side to victory in the 2002 St Andrews Trophy in Lausanne and at Ganton.

McGimpsey enjoyed an outstanding career in amateur golf which included winning the 1985 Amateur Championship at Royal Dornoch.

As a Walker Cup player, he helped GB&I to their first win on US soil in 1989 and also played in 1985 and 1991.

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