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Team USA retains the Palmer Cup
The US squad won 18 of the 24 available points on Sunday <br>(Arnold Palmer Cup Photo)
The US squad won 18 of the 24 available points on Sunday
(Arnold Palmer Cup Photo)

ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (July 8, 2018) - The United States claimed 18 of 24 points in the final round singles matches to pull away for a 38.5-21.5 victory at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club. This year’s edition of Team USA is the first side to win as the visiting team since the 2010 Americans. Neither side had retained the cup since the US in 2011. The United States now leads the all-time series 12-9-1.

Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey won the day’s first point, but the Americans responded by winning the next three. Chandler Phillips and Italy’s Lorenzo Scalise halved the following match before Team USA ran off three more victories. The sides would record another halved match before the Internationals clamed victories by Andy Zhang and Luis Gagne.

Team USA’s Emilia Migliaccio, who was the only player in this year’s matches to tally a 4-0 record, led another American that included five-straight wins. Alana Uriell put the exclamation point on the run with a 2&1 victory that clinched the cup for the United States.

Olivia Mehaffey of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Collin Morikawa of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., 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.

Justin Suh of San Jose, Calif., was selected by both teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard while Dylan Kim of Plano, Texas, was presented a wild card to The Evian Championship this September. Players selected the individual from both teams that they think best represents the “Arnold Palmer Legacy,” that is, the values that Arnold Palmer exhibited through his life in golf.

Final Round Singles Results

Match 37:

Sophia Schubert, United States def. Maria Fassi, International, 2&1

Match 38:

Brad Dalke, United States def. Viktor Hovland, International, 2-up

Match 39:

Chandler Phillips, United States halved with Lorenzo Scalise, International

Match 40:

Olivia Mehaffey, International def. Jamie Freedman, United States, 5&4

Match 41:

Kaitlyn Papp, United States halved with Patty Tavatanakit, International

Match 42:

Andy Zhang, International def. Sahith Theegala, United States, 3&1

Match 43:

Collin Morikawa, United States def. Stefano Mazzoli, International, 6&5

Match 44:

Andrea Lee, United States def. Jiwon Jeon, International, 7&5

Match 45:

Lilia Vu, United States def. Maddie Szeryk, International, 3&1

Match 46:

Luis Gagne, International def. Stephen Franken, United States, 4&2

Match 47:

Justin Suh, United States def. K.K. Limbhasut, International, 4&3

Match 48:

Jennifer Kupcho, United States def. Dewi Weber, International, Forfeit due to Illness

Match 49:

Alana Uriell, United States def. Pimnipa Panthong, International, 2&1

Match 50:

Zach Bauchou, United States def. Alvaro Ortiz, International, 1-up

Match 51:

Braden Thornberry, United States def. Fredrik Nilehn, International, 3&2

Match 52:

Emilia Migliaccio, United States def. Chloe Ryan, International, 2&1

Match 53:

Kristen Gillman, United States def. Wenyung Keh, International, 4&3

Match 54:

SM Lee, United States def. Harry Hall, International, 2&1

Match 55:

Shintaro Ban, United States def. Ronan Mullarney, International, 2&1

Match 56:

Albane Valenzuela, International def. Lauren Stephenson, United States, 1-up

Match 57:

Mariel Galdiano, United States def. Jaravee Boonchant, International, 1-up

Match 58:

Jovan Rebula, International def. Davis Riley, United States, 3&2

Match 59:

Matthew Wolff, United States def. Hurly Long, International, 3&2

Match 60:

Dylan Kim, United States def. Ainhoa Olarra, International, 1-up

ABOUT THE Palmer Cup

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

Each team will now 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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