Penultimate Spring Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Released
NORMAN, OK (March 9, 2017) -- The third Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings have been released for the 2017 matches held June 9-11 at Atlanta Athletic Club. The 10-person teams for both Europe and the United States will be announced March 16 at 10 a.m. ET during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

The Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking automatically qualifies the top six players for both sides and uses Golfstat’s NCAA Player Ranking as a base. The ranking awards bonus points for wins and high finishes, penalty for poor finishes, and contains a strength of schedule component.

The remaining four players for the United States will be selected using three committee picks and one coaches pick. One of the U.S. committee picks must be a non-Division I golfer. The final four spots on Team Europe shall consist of the champion of The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, held April 3- 4, two committee picks and one coaches pick.


1 Sam Burns (SO, LSU) 0.9990
2 Norman Xiong (FR, Oregon) 0.9979
3 Maverick McNealy (SR, Stanford) 0.9969
4 Chandler Phillips (SO, Texas A&M) 0.9964
5 Jimmy Stanger (SR, Virginia) 0.9958
6 Collin Morikawa (SO, California) 0.9938
7 Sean Crocker (JR, Southern California) 0.9937
8 Dylan Meyer (JR, Illinois) 0.9929
9 Doug Ghim (JR, Texas) 0.9922
10 Will Zalatoris (JR, Wake Forest) 0.9906
11 Dylan Wu (JR, Northwestern) 0.9880
12 Sahith Theegala (SO, Pepperdine) 0.9870
13 Patrick Martin (SO, Vanderbilt) 0.9864
14 Braden Bailey (SO, Baylor) 0.9828
15 Spencer Ralston (FR, Georgia) 0.9817
16 Nick Hardy (JR, Illinois) 0.9802
17 Patrick Fishburn (JR, BYU) 0.9798
18 Scott Stevens (SO, South Carolina) 0.9792
19 Doc Redman (FR, Clemson) 0.9777
20 Ian Holt (JR, Kent State) 0.9776
21 Zach Bauchou (SO, Oklahoma State) 0.9760
22 Hayden Wood (SO, Oklahoma State) 0.9749
23 Sam Stevens (JR, Oklahoma State) 0.9744
24 Gavin Hall (SR, Texas) 0.9738
25 Danny Walker (JR, Virginia) 0.9718


1 Fredrik Nilehn-Sweden (JR, Texas Tech) 0.9760
2 Federico Zucchetti-Italy (SR, Texas Tech) 0.9703
3 David Wicks-England (SR, Jacksonville) 0.9688
4 Viktor Hovland-Norway (FR, Oklahoma State) 0.9681
5 Hannes Ronneblad-Sweden (SR, Texas Tech) 0.9666
6 Harry Hall-England (SO, UNLV) 0.9651
7 Kristoffer Ventura-Norway (JR, Oklahoma State) 0.9588
8 Rory Franssen-Scotland (FR, Missouri) 0.9588
9 Harry Ellis-England (JR, Florida State) 0.9545
10 Edoardo Lipparelli-Italy (SO, Illinois) 0.9383
11 Frederik Dreier-Denmark (SR, UTEP) 0.9375
12 Gils Sveinbergsson-Iceland (SO, Kent State) 0.9372
13 Pierre Mazier-France (FR, TCU) 0.9328
14 Ilari Saulo-Finland (FR, Middle Tennessee) 0.9291
15 Yannik Paul-Germany (JR, Colorado) 0.9259
16 Linus Lilliedahl-Sweden (SR, Missouri) 0.9258
17 Ryan Lumsden-England (SO, Northwestern) 0.9243
18 Paul McBride-Ireland (JR, Wake Forest) 0.9221
19 Sandy Scott-Scotland (FR, Texas Tech) 0.9216
20 Tim Widing-Sweden (FR, San Francisco) 0.9202
21 Stefano Mazzoli-Italy (SO, TCU) 0.9197
22 Alejandro Del Ray Gonzalez-Spain (FR, Arizona State) 0.9137
23 Mateusz Gradecki-Poland (SR, ETSU) 0.9132
24 Yannick Emmert-Germany (SO, Wichita State) 0.9047
25 Bark Petursson-Iceland (SO, Kent State) 0.9016

ABOUT THE Palmer Cup

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

Each team will 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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