Palmer Cup teams announced for 2018

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Palmer Cup teams announced for 2018

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Palmer Cup teams announced for 2018

ORLANDO – The teams for this summer’s Arnold Palmer Cup are here.

The 48 players to compete in the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup were announced Wednesday evening at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The annual match-play competition is set for July 6-8 at Evian Resort Golf Club.

The 2018 event will offer a new format, with the U.S. now facing off against an International squad. Each team consists of 12 men’s golfers and 12 women’s golfers. The top six men and top six women on the U.S. as well as the International lists qualified automatically for the squads.

The remainder of the two 24-player teams were (or will be) filled out as follows: the U.S. had five committee selections, including a non-Division I golfer, and one coach’s pick each for the men and women. The International team included four committee selections and a coach’s pick each, plus the men’s and women’s winner of the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament.

Ryan Hybl, the head coach of Oklahoma’s men’s golf team, and Ohio State women’s head coach Therese Hession will serve as head coaches of the U.S. team.

The International team will be led by Kent State men’s head coach Herb Page and Anne Walker, Stanford’s women’s head coach.

Ryan Blagg (Baylor men’s assistant coach) and Susan Rosenstiel (Alabama women’s assistant coach) will serve as U.S. assistants. The International assistants will consist of Jan Dowling (Michigan women’s head coach) and Adrien Mork (TCU men’s assistant coach).

Here are some thoughts on the Palmer Cup, from the coaches.

  • “For me, personally, as a coach in America for 40 years, I’m a Canadian, I could never coach a Palmer Cup team. So now they’ve changed the format, it’s very emotional. I was blown away.” – Page
  • “I actually loved every single time I got to go play with the females (in competition). … They hit it so straight. I think the guys will really enjoy being in play all the time. ” – Hybl
  • “The bigger the stage, the better. These young women have great games, and they don’t get a chance to showcase it very often. … (It’s) one more opportunity to really show what women got.” – Walker

Here is a look at the U.S. and International squads, segmented into how the players earned picks.

U.S.

MEN

Automatic picks

  • Justin Suh, USC
  • Collin Morikawa, Cal
  • Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
  • Davis Riley, Alabama
  • Shintaro Ban, UNLV
  • Brad Dalke, Oklahoma

Committee selections

  • Zach Bauchou, Oklahoma State
  • S.M. Lee, Dalton State
  • Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
  • Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
  • Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss

Coach’s pick

  • To be announced on May 4

WOMEN

Automatic picks

  • Lilia Vu, UCLA
  • Lauren Stephenson, Alabama
  • Andrea Lee, Stanford
  • Sophia Schubert, Texas
  • Kristen Gillman, Alabama
  • Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest

Committee selections

  • Mariel Galdiano, UCLA
  • Dylan Kim, Arkansas
  • Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest
  • Jamie Freedman, Nova Southeastern
  • Alana Uriell, Arkansas

Coach’s pick

  • To be announced on May 4

International

MEN

Automatic picks

  • Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech – Sweden
  • Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State – Norway
  • Alvaro Ortiz, Arkansas – Mexico
  • Stefano Mazzoli, TCU – Italy
  • Jovan Rebula, Auburn – South Africa
  • Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee – Italy

Committee selections

  • Harry Hall, UNLV – England
  • K.K. Limbhasut, Cal – Thailand
  • Hurly Long, Texas Tech – Germany
  • Andy Zhang, Florida – China

Coach’s pick

  • To be announced on May 4

R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament Champion winner

  • Determined April 3

WOMEN

Automatic picks

  • Maria Fassi, Arkansas – Mexico
  • Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA – Thailand
  • Olivia Mehaffey, Arizona State – Northern Ireland
  • Dewi Weber, Miami – Netherlands
  • Ainhoa Olarra, South Carolina – Spain
  • Jaravee Boonchant, Duke – Thailand

Committee selections

  • Jiwon Jeon, Daytona State – South Korea
  • Pimnipa Panthong, Kent State – Thailand
  • Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M – Canada
  • Albane Valenzuela, Stanford – Switzerland

Coach’s pick

  • To be announced on May 4

R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament Champion winner

  • Determined April 3

– Brentley Romine contributed

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