Euan Walker, the Barassie golfer who played in last weekend’s Walker Cup for GB&I, has turned professional and will make his debut in the paid ranks at this week’s KLM Open on the European Tour.

The 24-year-old, who won the African Amateur title and was runner-up in both the Amateur Championship and the European Amateur Championship this season, has signed with Edinburgh-based Bounce Sports, the management group which also looks after Robert MacIntyre, Stephen Gallacher, Grant Forrest and Walker’s Barassie colleague, Jack McDonald.

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"I feel as though I achieved pretty much all the goals I had set out in amateur golf by winning an elite amateur event, playing in a Walker Cup and also getting into the top 10 in world rankings," said Walker. "I feel that now is the right time for me to try and play professional golf on the back of those accomplishments."