FORMBY, England (June 23, 2016) -- First round foursomes pairings for the 2016 Arnold Palmer Cup at Formby Golf Club were announced at today’s opening ceremony. The first match of the Ryder Cup-style competition between collegiate golfers will tee off at 7:30 am Friday.
The first match of the competition features David Boote and Sam Horfield against Team USA’s Alistair Docherty and Will Gordon. In match No. 2, Poland’s Adrian Meronk and Austria’s Matthias Schwab will face Doug Ghim and Will Zalatoris. The French team of Antoine Rozner and Robin Sciot-Siegrist square off versus Rico Hoey and Nahum Mendoza III.
In the fourth pairing, Stuart Grehan and Lars van Meijel compete against America’s Derek Bard and Michael Johnson. The final match will pitt Mathias Eggenberger and Robin Petersson against Charlie Danielson and Zach Wright of the United States.
Afternoon four-ball matches are scheduled begin at 1:30 pm with pairings to be determined.
The United States leads the all-time Arnold Palmer Cup series 10-8-1. Last year the United States won by an 18-12 tally at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois. The last European win was 18.5-11.5 in 2014 at Walton Heath Golf Club in England.
The last United States win on European soil came in 2010 when they emerged with a slim 13-11 victory at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern ireland.
First Round Foursomes Pairings
David Boote/Sam Horsfield, Europe vs. Alistair Docherty/Will Gordon, USAAdrian Meronk/Matthias Schwab, Europe vs. Doug Ghim/Will Zalatoris, USAAntoine Rozner/Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Europe vs. Rico Hoey/Nahum Mendoz III, USAStuart Grehan/Lars van Meijel, Europe vs. Derek Bard/Michael Johnson, USAMathias Eggenberger/Robin Petersson, Europe vs. Charlie Danielson/Zach Wright, USA