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First Round Arnold Palmer Cup Matches Set
(Arnold Palmer Cup Photo)
(Arnold Palmer Cup Photo)
JOHNS CREEK, GA (June 8, 2017) - First round foursomes pairings for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup at Atlanta Athletic 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 20th anniversary matches will kick off when Rory Franssen and Stuart Grehan face Team USA’s Sam Burns and Chandler Phillips. The second match will feature Norway’s Viktor Hovland and Kristoffer Ventura against John Coultas and Jimmy Stanger. England’s Harry Ellis and Harry Hall will face Nick Hardy and Norman Xiong in match No. 3. The fourth match will pitt Fredrik Nilehn and Hannes Ronneblad from Sweden against Sean Crocker and Doug Ghim. The morning’s final match will see Richard Mansell and David Wicks square off against America’s Maverick McNealy and Collin Morikawa.

Afternoon four-ball matches are scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm with pairings to be determined.

The United States leads the all-time Arnold Palmer Cup series 10-9-1.

Foursomes Matches Pairings

Match 1: 7:30 am

Rory Franssen/Stuart Grehan Europe vs. Sam Burns/Chandler Phillips USA

Match 2: 7:44 am

Viktor Hovland/Kristoffer Ventura, Europe vs. John Coultas/Jimmy Stanger, USA

Match 3: 7:58 am

Harry Ellis/Harry Hall, Europe vs. Nick Hardy/Norman Xiong, USA

Match 4: 8:12 am

Fredrik Nilehn/Hannes Ronneblad, Europe vs. Sean Crocker/Doug Ghim, USA

Match 5: 8:26 am

Richard Mansell/David Wicks, Europe vs. Maverick McNealy/Collin Morikawa USA
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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