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First Spring Arnold Palmer Cup Standings Announced
Alabama's Davis Riley is the leading American Men's point getter so far <br>(Alabama Athletics Photo)
Alabama's Davis Riley is the leading American Men's point getter so far
(Alabama Athletics Photo)

NORMAN, OK (February 8, 2018) - The first spring Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking for the 2018 event at Evian Resort Golf Club was released today. The top six golfers from the final ranking in the Spring from both the United States and International men and women - 12 total golfers - shall be among the 24 individuals selected to compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup July 6-8. The 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup will be the first using the expanded format of United States men’s and women’s collegiate golfers versus their counterparts from around the world.

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.

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.

Subsequent rankings will be released on February 22 and March 8 with teams being announced March 15 during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.


United States - Men

1 Davis Riley (Alabama) 0.9995
2 Justin Suh (USC) 0.9991
3 Steven Fisk (Georgia Southern) 0.9986
4 Braden Bailey (Baylor) 0.9967
5 Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State) 0.9967
6 Zach Bauchou (Oklahoma State) 0.9957
7 Collin Morikawa (California) 0.9933
8 Brad Dalke (Oklahoma) 0.9928
9 Will Gordon (Vanderbilt) 0.9923
10 Shintaro Ban (UNLV) 0.9919
11 Brandon Wu (Stanford) 0.9914
12 Hayden Buckley (Missouri) 0.9905
13 Bryson Nimmer (Clemson) 0.9900
14 Garrett May (Baylor) 0.9880
15 Chandler Phillips (Texas A&M) 0.9876
16 Mason Overstreet (Arkansas) 0.9876
17 Norman Xiong (Oregon) 0.9843
18 Philip Knowles (North Florida) 0.9842
19 Patrick Fishburn (BYU) 0.9810
20 Stephen Franaken (NC State) 0.9809
21 Braden Thornberry (Ole Miss) 0.9805
22 Patrick Flavin (Miami (OH)) 0.9796
23 Patrick Martin (Vanderbilt) 0.9794
24 Sahith Theegala (Pepperdine) 0.9790
25 Cameron Young (Wake Forest) 0.9785

United States - Women

1 Lauren Stephenson (Alabama) 1.0000
2 Andrea Lee (Stanford) 0.9988
3 Lilia Vu (UCLA) 0.9988
4 Sophia Shubert (Texas) 0.9971
5 Kristen Gillmam (Alabama) 0.9947
6 Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest) 0.9942
7 Jennifer Kupcho (Wake Forest) 0.9941
8 Alana Uriell (Arkansas) 0.9935
9 Natalie Srinivasan (Furman) 0.9930
10 Dylan Kim (Arkansas) 0.9918
11 Bethany Wu (UCLA) 0.9894
12 Mariel Galdiano (UCLA) 0.9853
13 Mika Liu (Stanford) 0.9835
14 Hannah Kim (Northwestern) 0.9800
15 Kenzie Neisen (Oklahoma State) 0.9783
16 Beth Lillie (Virginia) 0.9783
17 Anna Redding (Virginia) 0.9776
18 Emilee Hoffman (Texas) 0.9765v
19 Amanda Doherty (Florida State) 0.9717
20 Kaitlyn Papp (Texas) 0.9700
21 Elsa Moberly (Eastern Kentucky) 0.9695
22 Brigitte Dunne (SMU) 0.9689
23 Haylee Harford (Furman) 0.9630
24 Hannah Wood (Oklahoma) 0.9600
25 Emmy Martin (TCU) 0.9582

International - Men

1 Fredrik Nilehn (Sweden-Texas Tech) 0.9885
2 Harry Ellis (England-Florida State) 0.9866
3 Viktor Hovland (Norway-Oklahoma State) 0.9837
4 Stefano Mazzoli (Italy-TCU) 0.9799
5 Peng Pichaikool (Thailand-Mississippi State) 0.9794
6 Jovan Rebula (South Africa-Auburn) 0.9736
7 Kristoffer Ventura (Norway-Oklahoma State) 0.9731
8 Lorenzo Scalise (Italy-Tennessee) 0.9722
9 Alex Del Rey (Spain-Arizona State) 0.9714
10 Matthias Schmid (Germany-Louisville) 0.9694
11 Carl Yuan (China-Washington) 0.9670
12 Lukas Euler (Germany-Kentucky) 0.9665
13 Simon Zach (Czech Republic-Louisville) 0.9647
14 KK Limbhasut (Thailand-California) 0.9624
15 Alvaro Ortiz (Mexico-Arkansas) 0.9617
16 Hurly Long (Germany-Texas Tech) 0.9593
17 Kaito Onishi (Japan-USC) 0.9512
18 Paul McBride (Ireland-Wake Forest) 0.9496
19 Harry Hall (England-UNLV) 0.9478
20 Grant Booth (Australia-Nevada) 0.9440
21 Ivan Ramirez (Colombia-Texas Tech) 0.9415
22 Hidetoshi Yoshihara (Japan-UCLA) 0.9387
23 Jesper Svensson (Sweden-Campbell) 0.9383
24 Jamie Li (England-Florida State) 0.9380
25 Jamie Stewart (Scotland-Missouri) 0.9343

International - Women

1 Maria Fassi (Mexico-Arkansas) 0.9971
2 Patty Tavatanakit (Thailand-UCLA) 0.9924
3 Dewi Weber (Netherlands-Miami) 0.9889
4 Leonie Harm (Germany-Houston) 0.9883
5 Jaravee Boonchant (Thailand-Duke) 0.9883
6 Maddie Szeryk (Canada-Texas A&M) 0.9865
7 Ainhoa Olarra (Spain-South Carolina) 0.9865
8 Paz Marfa Sans (Spain-Michigan State 0.9836
9 Robyn Choi (Australia-Colorado) 0.9807
10 Olivia Mehaffey (Northern Ireland-Arizona State) 0.9806
11 Alice Hewson (England-Clemson) 0.9777
12 Ana Belac (Slovenia-Duke) 0.9771
13 Julienne Soo (Australia-Oklahoma) 0.9765
14 Kirsty Hodgkins (Australia-Colorado) 0.9748
15 Albane Valenzuela (Switzerland-Stanford) 0.9723
16 Siyun Liu (China-Wake Forest) 0.9729
17 Wenyung Keh (New Zealand-Washington) 0.9723
18 Hee Ying Loy (Malaysia-East Tennessee State) 0.9695
19 Morgane Metraux (Switzerland-Florida State) 0.9670
20 Pimnipa Panthong (Thailand-Kent State) 0.9688
21 Elizabeth Prior (England-UNLV) 0.9624
22 Michaela Finn (Sweden-Kent State) 0.9617
23 Louis Kaye Go (Philippines-South Carolina) 0.9599
24 Sophia Zeeb (Germany-Arizona State) 0.9575
25 Lauren Whyte (Scotland-Denver) 0.9564


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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