Major shakeup in penultimate Arnold Palmer Cup ranking
28 Feb 2019
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Arnold Palmer Cup Matches, Lahinch Golf Club

(L-R) Peter Kuest, Mariel Galdiano, Chun An Yu, Frida Kinhult
(L-R) Peter Kuest, Mariel Galdiano, Chun An Yu, Frida Kinhult

NORMAN, Okla. (February 28, 2019) – The penultimate Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking for the 2019 matches was released today by the Golf Coaches Association of America, with a major shakeup among all four ranking categories.

The decision by several top players not to participate in this year's matches has reshuffled the deck and has landed a group of new faces atop the standings.

The last ranking saw familiar names top the standings, such as World #1 and U.S. Amateur champ Viktor Hovland, and his Oklahoma State teammate Matthew Wolff, winner of four straight events this season.

But with Oklahoma State deciding not to participate in this year's matches, Hovland and Wolff will not be in attendance at the Alotian Club when the matches commence on June 7.

Others have also withdrawn from the competition, including USC's Justin Suh and Cal's Collin Morikawa who held down the second and third spots in the last U.S. Men's ranking.

The new number ones include Peter Kuest (BYU), Chun An Yu (Arizona State), Mariel Galdiano (UCLA), and Frida Kinhult (Florida State).

The top six golfers from the final ranking from both the United States and International men and women - 12 total golfers - will be among the 24 individuals selected to compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup.

The remaining six men’s and women’s spots for the United States will consist of five committee selections, including at least one non-Division I golfer, and a coaches pick. The balance of the International team will include the men’s and women’s winners of The R&A Scholars Tournament, four committee selections, and a coaches pick.

Using Golfstat’s NCAA Player Ranking as a base, the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking awards bonus points for wins and high finishes and a penalty for poor finishes. The ranking also contains a strength of schedule component.

Arnold Palmer Cup teams will be unveiled live on Golf Channel’s Golf Central on Wednesday, March 6 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

United States Men

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Peter Kuest JR BYU 0.9973
2 Alex Smalley SR Duke 0.9963
3 Will Grimmer SR Ohio State 0.994
4 Will Gordon SR Vanderbilt 0.9931
5 Eric Bae JR Wake Forest 0.9917
6 Luke Schniederjans JR Georgia Tech 0.9899
7 Edwin Yi SR Oregon 0.9894
8 Riley Casey JR Oklahoma 0.9894
9 Chandler Eaton JR Duke 0.9885
10 Steven Fisk SR Georgia Southern 0.9872
11 Steven Chervony SR Texas 0.9871
12 McClure Meissner SO SMU 0.9867
13 Cole Hammer FR Texas 0.9866
14 Clay Feagler JR Pepperdine 0.9848
15 Patrick Martin SR Vanderbilt 0.9836
16 Blake Elliott SR McNeese State 0.9831
17 Brandon Wu SR Stanford 0.9829
18 Ethan Marcus SR Arizona 0.9801
19 Chandler Phillips SR Texas A&M 0.9788
20 Scott Stevens SR South Carolina 0.9779
21 Noah Norton SO Georgia Tech 0.9774
22 Benjamin Shipp JR NC State 0.977
23 Jon Augenstein JR Vanderbilt 0.9769
24 Quade Cummins JR Oklahoma 0.976
25 Sebastian Crampton SR California 0.9757

United States Women

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Mariel Galdiano JR UCLA 0.9966
2 Dylan Kim SR Arkansas 0.9932
3 Jennifer Chang SO Southern California 0.9869
4 Malia Nam FR Southern California 0.9864
5 Haylee Harford SR Furman 0.9853
6 Kaitlyn Papp SO Texas 0.9852
7 Hailee Cooper FR Texas 0.9847
8 Abby Carlson JR Vanderbilt 0.983
9 Aneka Seumanutafa FR Ohio State 0.983
10 Stephanie Lau SR Northwestern 0.9829
11 Auston Kim FR Vanderbilt 0.9802
12 Ellie Slama SO Oregon State 0.9739
13 Emilia Migliaccio SO Wake Forest 0.9711
14 Sierra Brooks JR Florida 0.966
15 Courtney Zeng SR Vanderbilt 0.9653
16 Ivy Shepherd FR Clemson 0.9653
17 Kaitlin Milligan SO Oklahoma 0.9643
18 Lauren Hartlage JR Louisville 0.9638
19 Gina Kim FR Duke 0.9637
20 Kaylee Benton FR Arkansas 0.963
21 Brooke Riley JR Northwestern 0.963
22 Natalie Srinivasan JR Furman 0.9625
23 Kenzie Wright JR Alabama 0.9607
24 Greta Bruner JR TCU 0.9603
25 Allyson Geer-Park JR Michigan State 0.9591

International Men

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Chun An Yu JR Arizona State (Taiwan) 0.9926
2 Matthias Schmid SO Louisville (Germany) 0.9895
3 Peng Pichaikool JR Mississippi State (Thailand) 0.9871
4 Sandy Scott JR Texas Tech (Scotland) 0.9843
5 Kaito Onishi SO Southern California (Japan) 0.9802
6 Kengo Aoshima SO Wake Forest (Japan) 0.9792
7 Ivan Ramirez SR Texas Tech (Colombia) 0.9742
8 Jovan Rebula JR Auburn (South Africa) 0.9733
9 Albin Bergstrom FR USF (Sweden) 0.9714
10 Stefano Mazzoli SR TCU (Italy) 0.9709
11 Alex Del Rey JR Arizona State (Spain) 0.9668
12 Luis Gagne SR LSU (Costa Rica) 0.9668
13 Harry Hall SR UNLV (England) 0.9644
14 Joel Wendin SR Arkansas State (Sweden) 0.9627
15 Oliver Farrell SR Marquette (England) 0.9581
16 Ervin Chang JR Liberty (Malaysia) 0.9557
17 John Axelsen SO Florida (Denmark) 0.9538
18 Adrien Pendaries SO Duke (France) 0.9529
19 Max Sear SR West Virginia (Canada) 0.9521
20 Marco Steyn SO Wake Forest (South Africa) 0.9506
21 Guillaume Fanonnel JR ULM (France) 0.9488
22 Harry Hillier SO Kansas (New Zealand) 0.947
23 Daniel O'Loughlin JR Colorado (England) 0.9463
24 Tim Widing JR San Francisco (Sweden) 0.9461
25 Ben Wong FR SMU (Hong Kong) 0.946

International Women

Rank Player Year School (Country) Percentile
1 Frida Kinhult FR Florida State (Sweden) 0.996
2 Patty Tavatanakit SO UCLA (Thailand) 0.996
3 Hira Naveed SR Pepperdine (Australia) 0.9949
4 Julie McCarthy SO Auburn (Ireland) 0.9921
5 Albane Valenzuela JR Stanford (Switzerland) 0.9915
6 Jiwon Jeon JR Alabama (Republic of Korea) 0.9909
7 Leonie Harm SR Houston (Germany) 0.9904
8 Emily Price FR South Carolina (England) 0.9898
9 Lois Kaye Go JR South Carolina (Philippines) 0.9892
10 Amelia Garvey SO Southern California (New Zealand) 0.9846
11 Ana Belac JR Duke (Slovenia) 0.9841
12 Agathe Laisne SO Texas (France) 0.9824
13 Anna Backman FR Miami (Finland) 0.9813
14 Gabriela Ruffels SO Southern California (Australia) 0.979
15 Sofia Garcia SO Texas Tech (Paraguay) 0.9763
16 Yu-Sang Hou SO Arizona (Taiwan) 0.9762
17 Karoline Stormo SR Kent State (Norway) 0.9717
18 Abegail Arevalo SR San Jose State (Philippines) 0.9712
19 Clare Legaspi JR UCLA (Philippines) 0.9704
20 Aline Krauter FR Stanford (Germany) 0.9703
21 Marta Perez JR Florida (Spain) 0.9699
22 Harmie Constantino FR Georgia (Philippines) 0.9682
23 Kaleigh Telfer SO Auburn (South Africa) 0.9659
24 Sára Kousková FR Texas (Czech Republic) 0.9619
25 Bianca Pagdanganan SR Arizona (Philippines) 0.9596

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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