Teams Announced for Palmer Cup

NORMAN, Okla. – The United States and European teams have been announced for the 2010 Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 24-26.

The European team will consist of James Byrne and Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State, East Tennessee State’s Rhys Enoch, David Lingmerth of Arkansas, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander, Andrea Pavan of Texas A&M, Stirling’s Patrick Spraggs and Pontus Widegren of UCLA. Italy’s Pavan and Norlander of Sweden will be competing in their second Palmer Cup after leading the Euros to victory last summer at Cherry Hills Country Club. Byrne hails from Scotland, Enoch and Spraggs from England and Kennegard, Lingmerth and Widegren from Sweden. Dean Robertson of Scotland and Sweden’s Walle Danewid will coach the European team for the second-straight year. Representing America will be Florida’s Tyson Alexander, John Chin of UCI, Stanford’s David Chung, Dustin Garza of Wichita State, Georgia’s Russell Henley, Daniel Miernicki of Oregon, Charlotte’s Corey Nagy and Jonathan Randolph of Mississippi. The U.S. squad will be lead by head coach Chris Zambri of Southern California and assistant coach Brian Sharp of Virginia Tech. Although the United States team does not have a returning player, Alexander’s father Buddy coached the U.S. squad to victory at Whistling Straits in 2005.

The all-time Palmer Cup series is tied 6-6-1.

Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club

Team Europe James Byrne, Arizona State (Scotland) Rhys Enoch, East Tennessee State (England) Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State (Sweden) David Lingmerth, Arkansas (Sweden) Henrik Norlander, Augusta State (Sweden) Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M (Italy) Patrick Spraggs, Stirling (England) Pontus Widegren, UCLA (Sweden) Head Coach: Dean Robertson, Scotland Assistant Coach: Walle Danewid, Sweden

Team USA Tyson Alexander, Florida John Chin, UCI David Chung, Stanford Dustin Garza, Wichita State Russell Henley, Georgia Daniel Miernicki, Oregon Corey Nagy, Charlotte Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi Head Coach: Chris Zambri, Southern California Assistant Coach, Brian Sharp, Virginia Tech

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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