Palmer Cup four-ball pairings released

GREENWICH, Conn. (June 8, 2011) -- First round four-ball pairings for the 2011 Palmer Cup at The Stanwich 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.

The opening match will feature Bank Vongvanij and Andrew Yun from the United States against Europe’s Sebastian Cappelen and Ignacio Elvira. Game two will pit America’s Patrick Cantlay and Alex Carpenter versus Nils Floren and Jeff Karlsson. Daniel Miernicki and Chris Williams will battle Robert Karlsson and Nick MacAndrew of Europe. The final match will be contested between Team USA’s Blayne Barber and Russell Henley and Europe’s Henrik Norlander and Pontus Widegren.

Afternoon foursomes matches will begin at 2:00 pm with pairings to be determined.

The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 7-6-1.

Four-Ball Matches Pairings:

Game 1: 7:30 am: Bank Vongvanij/Andrew Yun, USA vs. Sebastian Cappelen/Ignacio Elvira, Europe

Game 2: 7:44 am: Patrick Cantlay/Alex Carpenter, USA vs. Nils Floren/Jeff Karlsson, Europe

Game 3: 7:58 am: Daniel Miernicki/Chris Williams, USA vs. Robert Karlsson/Nick MacAndrew, Europe

Game 4: 8:12 am: Blayne Barber/Russell Henley, USA vs. Henrik Norlander/Pontus Widegren, Europe

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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