International team claims Arnold Palmer Cup matches
The International Team celebrates victory in Florida
The International Team celebrates victory in Florida

The International team claimed 14 of the 24 points up for grabs during the Wednesday singles matches, earning their second consecutive Arnold Palmer Cup win. The United States leads the all-time series 12-11-1.

Despite trailing by a wide margin, the United States team came out firing on Wednesday with their best performance of the week. The Americans got off to a hot start, earning points in four of the first five matches. Rachel Kuehn tied the opening match of the morning, while Quade Cummins, Megan Schofill, and Cooper Dossey all earned match victories.

After dropping a few matches early on, the Internationals picked up right where they left off after day two. Needing just 3.5 points at the start of the day to retain the cup, the Internationals earned points in five straight matches to seal the victory.

Holding a record of 3-0 heading into the singles matches, Ludvig Aberg clinched the title for Team International, earning a 5&4 victory of Zach Zediker, moving him to 4-0 on the week.

John Pak of Scotch Plains, N.J. and Puwit Anupansuebsai of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award, which is presented to the Arnold Palmer Cup participant that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game.

Matthias Schmid of Maxhuette, Germany, was selected by both teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption to the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.


After a dominate performance in the first session of the day the International Team built upon their commanding lead once again, earning a 7-5 victory in the evening mixed foursome matches. Team International now leads 26.5-9.5 heading into the Wednesday singles matches.

The Internationals won four of the opening six matches of the day, with victories from Mark Power/Kaleigh Telfer, Alex Fitzpatrick/Gabriela Ruffels, Matthias Schmid/Emma Spitz, Alyaa Abdulghany/Angus Flanagan.

The Swedish duo of Maja Stark and Ludvig Aberg continued their strong play with a 2&1 victory over Garett Reband and Julia Johnson. Stark and Aberg now move to 3-0 thus far on the week.

Despite trailing most of the day, the Americans continued to fight back, earning points in two of the final matches, with victories coming from Allisen Corpuz/Davis Thompson, and Kaitlyn Papp/Pierceson Coody.

The Internationals will look to continue their Tuesday success tomorrow, in search of their second consecutive Arnold Palmer Cup trophy.

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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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