Palmer Cup: USA defeats Europe w/Strong Singles Play

MOSEL, Wis.— The United States dominated the final round singles matches of a competition that had been tied at the end of the previous three rounds to win the Palmer Cup presented by Monster at Whistling Straits The Irish. The Americans claimed the first six of the afternoon’s eight matches to defeat the Europeans 14-10. The victory was Team USA’s first since 2002 and moves the all-time series to 5-3-1.

The U.S. got off to a quick start when Matt Every birdied five of his first 10 holes and lead by as many as four holes before cruising to a 2 and 1 victory over Scott Jamieson. John Holmes claimed the second match for the Americans after winning the first hole and leading Alex Norén the entire match for a 3 and 2 win. Michael Putnam continued the winning streak by beating David Skinns, 3 and 1.

Team USA’s victory became official when Roberto Castro parred No. 15 to defeat Steve Tiley 4 and 3 with Jeff Overton dormie four over Pablo Martin to ensure the 12.5 points needed for victory. Overton would go one for a 4 and 3 win. Ryan Blaum won the United States’ final match, 3 and 2, against Rhys Davies.

Team Europe would claim the Palmer Cup’s final two matches with pair of 1-up victories. Kalle Edberg rallied from a two-hole deficit to defeat Matthew Rosenfeld while Alejandro Cañizares outlasted Spencer Levin in a match in which neither player led by more than one hole.

2005 Palmer Cup presented by Monster at Whistling Straits The Irish

Day Two Results

Whistling Straits The Irish

Mosel, Wis.

United States Claim Palmer Cup presented by Monster

United States 14

Europe 10

Foursomes Matches Results

Kalle Edberg/Alex Norén, Europe def. Matt Every/Matthew Rosenfeld, USA, 3 and 1

Scott Jamieson/David Skinns, Europe def. John Holmes/Michael Putnam, USA, 3 and 1

Ryan Blaum/Spencer Levin, USA def. Rhys Davies/Steve Tiley, Europe, 3 and 2

Roberto Castro/Jeff Overton, USA def. Alejandro Cañizares/Pablo Martin, Europe, 5 and 4

Day-Two Singles Matches Results

Matt Every, USA def. Scott Jamieson, Europe, 2 and 1

Michael Putnam, USA def. David Skinns, Europe, 3 and 1

John Holmes, USA def. Alex Norén, Europe, 3 and 2

Kalle Edberg, Europe def. Matthew Rosenfeld, USA, 1-up

Ryan Blaum, USA def. Rhys Davies, Europe, 3 and 2

Roberto Castro, USA def. Steve Tiley, Europe, 4 and 3

Jeff Overton, USA def. Pablo Martin, Europe, 4 and 3

Alejandro Cañizares, Europe def. Spencer Levin, USA, 1-up

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.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011