First 12 players selected to play the Arnold Palmer Cup Matches
04 Mar 2020
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Arnold Palmer Cup Matches, Lahinch Golf Club

The committee selections for the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup were announced on Golf Channel’s Golf Central today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Three men and three women per side were named. Longtime Arnold Palmer partner Rolex is continuing its 50-year relationship through its support of the matches which will be hosted by Lahinch Golf Club on July 3-5, 2020.

The United States team is led by a pair of returners in Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest) and Kaitlyn Papp (Texas), who will become the second and third Americans to play in three Arnold Palmer Cups, as the duo has combined to contribute 11.5 of a possible 16 points the past two events. Joining Migliaccio and Papp on the American side will be Ricky Castillo (Florida), Kaitlin Milligan (Oklahoma), John Pak (Florida State), and Davis Thompson (Georgia).

On the International side, Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey (Arizona State) and Matthias Schmid of Germany (Louisville) both make their second appearance in the Arnold Palmer Cup. Four newcomers join Mehaffey and Schmid in Ingrid Lindblad (LSU/Sweden), Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (South Carolina/France), Caolan Rafferty (Maynooth/Ireland), and Ludvig Aberg (Texas Tech/Sweden).

For both the men and women, the six Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking selections will be announced on Golf Channel on March 25th along with two additional committee picks for the United States (one of which will be a non-Division I golfer) and one additional committee pick for the International side.

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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