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In France, U.S. Extends Lead at the Arnold Palmer Cup
Emilia Migliaccio and Dylan Kim celebrate their win (Arnold Palmer Cup photo)
Emilia Migliaccio and Dylan Kim celebrate their win (Arnold Palmer Cup photo)

ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (July 7, 2018) - The United States claimed eight of 12 four-ball matches to extend its lead to 20.5-15.5 at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club. Team USA needs 30 points to retain the cup while the Internationals require 30.5 to reclaim it.

The International side looked in control early in the round. The Italian pair of Stefano Mazzoli and Lorenzo Scalise tied the overall team score with a 4&3 victory. The U.S. would retake the lead following a 2&1 win by Jennifer Kupcho. The Internationals claimed their first lead of the matches with 5&4 and 5&3 triumphs from KK Limbhasut/Alvaro Ortiz and Wenyung Keh/Patty Tavatanakit, respectively.

The Americans would take the next two matches - victories by Sophia Schubert/Lauren Stephenson and Shintaro Ban/Collin Morikawa - to move ahead 15.5-14.5. Olivia Mehaffey and Maddie Szeryik earned the final International point of the day, winning 1-up. Team USA would win the last five matches of the day to move ahead 20.5-15.5.

Sunday’s final round singles matches tee off at 7:30 am on Nos. 1 and 10.



Third Round Four-Ball Results

Jennifer Kupcho/Lilia Vu, United States def. Jiwon Jeon/Chloe Ryan International, 2&1

Stefano Mazzoli/Lorenzo Scalise, International def. Braden Thornberry/Matthew Wolff, United States, 4&3

Olivia Mehaffey/Maddie Szeryk, International def. Mariel Galdiano/Andrea Lee, United States, 1-up

Shintaro Ban/Collin Morikawa, United States def. Luis Gagne/Andy Zhang, International, 2&1

Sophia Schubert/Lauren Stephenson, United States def. Albane Valenzuela/Dewi Weber, International, 3&2

Justin Suh/Sahith Theegala United States def. Hurly Long/Ronan Mullarney, International, 1-up

Wenyung Keh/Patty Tavatanakit, International def. Jamie Freedman/Alana Uriell, United States, 5&3

Zach Bauchou/Chandler Phillips, United States def. Hary Hall/Jovan Rebula, International, 3&2

Dylan Kim/Emilia Migliaccio, United States def. Jaravee Boonchant/Pimnipa Panthong, International, 1-up

KK Limbhasut/Alvaro Ortiz, International def. Stephen Franken/SM Lee, United States, 5&4

Kristen Gillman/Kaitlyn Papp, United States def. Maria Fassi/Ainhoa Olarra, International, 5&4

Brad Dalke/Davis Riley, United States def. Viktor Hovland/Fredrik Nilehn, International, 1-up

SATURDAY MORNING RECAP

The United States holds a 12.5-11.5 lead following the morning mixed foursomes matches at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club. The International side entered the round trailing by four points but claimed 7.5 of the morning’s 12 points.

South Africa’s Jovan Rebula and Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela claimed the day’s first point with a 4&2 victory. The two sides would halve the next two matches. Team USA would then claim three of the next four matches to push its lead to 12-7.

The Irish duo of Ronan Mullarney and Chloe Ryan would spearhead the International comeback with birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to win 1-up. England’s Harry Hall and Wenyung Keh of New Zealand posted a 3&1 result along with a pair of International 2-up wins to cut the lead to one point. The United States SM Lee and Kaitlyn Papp would rally back from 3-down thru 11 to halve their match against Jaravee Boonchant of Thailand and Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn to preserve the American’s lead.

Afternoon four-ball matches tee off at 1:30 pm on tees No. 1 and 10.



Saturday Morning Mixed Foursomes Results

Jovan Rebula/Albane Valenzuela, International def. Jennifer Kupcho/Matthew Wolff, United States, 4&2

Lauren Stephenson/Braden Thornberry, United States halved Jiwon Jeon/Lorenzo Scalise, International

Chandler Phillips/Lilia Vu, United States halved Hurly Long/Patty Tavatanakit, International

Stefano Mazzoli/Dewi Weber, International def. Andrea Lee/Collin Morikawa, United States, 1-up

Shintaro Ban/Mariel Galdiano, United States def. Viktor Hovland/Olivia Mehaffey, International, 1-up

Ronan Mullarney/Chloe Ryan, International def. Jamie Freedman/Sahith Theegala, United States, 1-up

Dylan Kim/Justin Suh, United States def. Maddie Szeryk/Andy Zhang, International, 5&3

KK Limbhasut/Pimnipa Panthong, International def. Brad Dalke/Alana Uriell, United States, 2-up

Luis Gagne/Ainhoa Olarra, International def. Kristen Gillman/Davis Riley, United States 2-up

Harry Hall/Wenyung Keh, International def. Zach Bauchou/Sophia Schubert, United States, 3&1

Stephen Franken/Emilia Migliaccio, United States def. Maria Fassi/Alvaro Ortiz, International, 5&4

Jaravee Boonchant/Fredrik Nilhen, International halved SM Lee/Kaitlyn Papp, United States

ABOUT THE Palmer Cup

The annual Ryder Cup-style competition features top men and women collegiate players from the United States against their counterparts from Europe.

Each team will now be comprised of 12 men's and 12 women's golfers. Day one will feature Mixed Four-Ball competition, day two will see Mixed Foursomes in the morning and Four-Ball in the afternoon, with 24 singles matches on the final day.

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