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U.S./Euro Teams Announced for Palmer Cup

NORMAN, Okla. (April 23, 2009) – The United States and European teams have been announced for the Palmer Cup presented by Fisher Capital Partners at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 3-5.

The American team will consist of Bud Cauley of Alabama, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann and Trent Leon, Jamie Lovemark of Southern California, Georgia’s Adam Mitchell, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech, Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle and Colorado native Steve Ziegler of Stanford. It will be the second Palmer Cup appearances for both Lovemark (2007) and Mitchell (2008).  
 
Representing the Euros will be Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Arizona State’s Stephan Gross, Leonardo Motta of IULM Milan, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander, Chris Paisley and Robin Wingardh of Tennessee, Texas A&M’s Andrea Pavan and Tim Sluiter of Southern California. Spain’s Campillo will be competing in his third Palmer Cup (2007, ‘08) will Sluiter of The Netherlands will appear in his second (2008). Gross is the first Palmer Cup participant from Germany. Motta and Pavan hail from Italy, Paisley from England and Norlander and Wingardh from Sweden.

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The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series 6-5-1.

Team USA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
Trent Leon, Oklahoma State
Jamie Lovemark, Southern California
Adam Mitchell, Georgia
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Mike Van Sickle, Marquette
Steve Ziegler, Stanford

Team Europe
Jorge Campillo, Indiana (Spain)
Stephan Gross, Arizona State (Germany)
Leonardo Motta, IULM Milan (Italy)
Henrik Norlander, Augusta State (Sweden)
Chris Paisley, Tennessee (England)
Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M (Italy)
Tim Sluiter, Southern California (The Netherlands)
Robin Wingardh, Tennessee (Sweden)

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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