DeChambeau, Hossler make U.S. team

Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis and Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo were selected to play for the United States team in the World Amateur Team Championship on Sept. 10-13 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan, it was announced by the United States Golf Association.

DeChambeau (pictured), a junior at SMU, and Hossler, a sophomore at the University of Texas, will be joined on the three-man team by Denny McCarthy of Rockville, Md., who is a senior at Virginia.

“These three young men have earned their places on the USA Team with their golf and their off-course achievements,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the USGA’s International Team Selection Committee.

“The USGA is privileged to have them join the company of outstanding amateurs who have competed for our country in the past, such as William Campbell, Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler as USA World Amateur Team players.”

Jim Hyler, a former USGA president, will captain the Americans in the four-day stroke-play event that includes 125 countries.

DeChambeau, who captured the 2010 California State Junior Championship while at Clovis East High, won the American Athletic Conference Championship last spring and played for the U.S. in the Palmer Cup matches.

Hossler, a graduate of Rancho Santa Margarita High, won the Western Amateur and finished second in the California State Amateur this summer, in addition to winning the Southern California Golf Association Amateur the last two years.

McCarthy lost in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur on the final hole, finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and was sixth in the NCAA Championship.

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