Cal's Desimone to coach U.S. at '14 Palmer Cup

Cal's Brandon Hagy chats with head coach Steve Desimone at No. 15 during the final round of stroke play of the 2013 NCAA Championship.

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California head coach Steve Desimone has been selected to coach the U.S. Team at the Palmer Cup this summer at Walton Heath Golf Club. The Ryder Cup-style competition between college players from the United States and Europe will take place on the golf club's Old Course on June 26-28.

Texas assistant coach Ryan Murphy, recipient of the 2013 Jan Strickland Award, will be the assistant coach.

Scotland’s Andrew Coltart and Stanford assistant Philip Rowe will again serve as Europe’s head and assistant coach, respectively.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Palmer Cup as a member of the GCAA and representing the USA,” said Desimone. “This news definitely has me smiling. I’ve worked with collegiate players for 35 years and I’m looking forward to this opportunity. I know this is going to be a lot of fun with plenty of great golf and serious competition. All in all, it should be a wonderful experience and Go USA.”

The United State won the 2013 event 20.5-9.5 at Wilmington Country Club. The U.S. leads the Palmer Cup series 9-7-1.

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