The Walker Cup, a Ryder Cup-style amateur event between The United States and Great Britain and Ireland, is notoriously one of the most difficult tournaments to earn a spot in. Sam will be 16 during the event, and if he is able to play his way on to the United States’ 10-man roster, he would be the second youngest player in the history of the tournament behind Oliver Fisher, who in 2005 was several months younger than Sam would be in the fall of 2013. Sam will now compete for his high school team, but he has also set his sights on competing for next summer’s U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur titles.