Palmer Cup: Meet the European team
17 Apr 2014
see also: Arnold Palmer Cup Matches, Evian Resort

A look at the European team set to compete against the U.S. in the June 26-28 Palmer Cup:

John Rahm
Arizona State, Spain
Rahm was an obvious choice after winning the Thunderbird Invitational and finishing second in the Redhawk Invitational in back-to-back tournaments recently. He's 14th on the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Ricardo Gouveia
Central Florida, Portugal
Gouveia owns three college victories, most recently in the FAU Slomin Autism Invite. He led from start to finish and posted a career-best 6-under 65 in the second round. No. 26 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Erik Oja
Arizona, Sweden
Has been Arizona’s No. 1 player this season, with 19 rounds at or below par. No. 53 on the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Thomas Detry
Illinois, Belgium
Detry is the highest world-ranked player on the European team, at 12th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He placed fourth at the 3M Augusta Invitational, his fourth top-5 of the season. No. 36 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Pep Angles
Central Arkansas, Spain
Angles takes his place on the team after winning the Ole Miss Reunion Intercollegiate by three shots. It was his second victory of the season, following the Louisiana Tech Argent Financial Classic. No. 80 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

James Ross
Houston, Scotland
Ross finished second to Angles in the Reunion Intercollegiate to match his best finish with the Cougars. He also owns five more top-10 finishes this season. No. 83 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Paul Dunne
Alabama-Birmingham, Ireland
Dunne earns his place after four top-5 finishes this season, including three in his past four tournaments. He recently finished fifth in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. No. 75 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Grant Forrest
San Diego, Scotland
Recently won his third tournament of the season when he defeated Rahm by three shots in the Redhawk Invitational. It follows victories in the Farms Collegiate in February and the Saint Mary's Invitational in the fall. No. 32 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Louis Tomlinson
Myerscough College, England
Earns his place on the team courtesy of winning the R&A Scholars Foundation tournament at St. Andrews, defeating McDonald by a shot. He won the Formby Hare last year. No. 629 in World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Jack McDonald
University of Stirling, Scotland
McDonald is a former Scottish Boys Stroke Play champion (2009). In 2012 he reached the semifinals of the British Amateur Championship at Royal Troon. He studies applied mathematics. No. 101 in World Amateur Golf Ranking.

ABOUT THE Palmer Cup

The annual Ryder Cup-style competition features top collegiate players from the United States against their counterparts from Europe. Each team will now be comprised of 10 players. The event will continue to feature 24 matches with every player required to compete twice. Players must participate in either the four-ball or foursomes matches and in one of the two rounds of singles matches.

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