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Familiar names top the first Arnold Palmer Cup spring ranking
14 Feb 2019
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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The Alotian Club, host of the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup Matches
The Alotian Club, host of the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup Matches

NORMAN, Okla. – The first spring Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking for the 2019 matches were 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. Longtime Arnold Palmer partner Rolex is continuing its 50 year relationship through its support of the matches which will be hosted by The Alotian Club June 7-9.

Matthew Wolff, college golf's hottest player with four straight wins for Oklahoma State University, tops the U.S. Men's Ranking, while Andrea Lee of Stanford leads the U.S. Women.

Viktor Hovland, the #1 ranked amateur in the world who also represents Oklahoma State, is atop the International Men's Ranking, while another world #1, Patty Tavatanakit of UCLA, leads the women.

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.

The next Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking will be announced February 28.

United States Men

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Matthew Wolff SO Oklahoma State 1
2 Collin Morikawa SR California 0.9991
3 Justin Suh SR Southern California 0.9972
4 Alex Smalley SR Duke 0.9967
5 Trent Phillips FR Georgia 0.9967
6 Chandler Eaton JR Duke 0.9952
7 Will Grimmer SR Ohio State 0.9943
8 Beau Briggs SR Ole Miss 0.9938
9 Eric Bae JR Wake Forest 0.9929
10 Steven Fisk SR Georgia Southern 0.9924
11 Luke Schniederjans JR Georgia Tech 0.991
12 Will Gordon SR Vanderbilt 0.9895
13 Peter Kuest JR BYU 0.9887
14 Stephen Franken SR NC State 0.9872
15 Edwin Yi SR Oregon 0.9862
16 Riley Casey JR Oklahoma 0.9862
17 Steven Chervony SR Texas 0.9857
18 Cole Hammer FR Texas 0.9857
19 McClure Meissner SO SMU 0.9843
20 Zach Bauchou SR Oklahoma State 0.9843
21 Scott Stevens SR South Carolina 0.9833
22 Bryson Nimmer SR Clemson 0.9825
23 Phillip Knowles SR North Florida 0.9819
24 Clay Feagler JR Pepperdine 0.9815
25 John Augenstein JR Vanderbilt 0.9809

United States Women

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Andrea Lee JR Stanford 0.9994
2 Mariel Galdiano JR UCLA 0.996
3 Jennifer Chang SO Southern California 0.9925
4 Dylan Kim SR Arkansas 0.9902
5 Malia Nam FR Southern California 0.9896
6 Haylee Harford SR Furman 0.9851
7 Stephanie Lau SR Northwestern 0.985
8 Ellie Slama SO Oregon State 0.9839
9 Kaitlyn Papp SO Texas 0.9827
10 Abby Carlson JR Vanderbilt 0.9799
11 Hailee Cooper FR Texas 0.9787
12 Auston Kim FR Vanderbilt 0.9729
13 Courtney Zeng SR Vanderbilt 0.9729
14 Jess Yuen JR Missouri 0.9706
15 Anna Redding SR Virginia 0.97
16 Jennifer Kupcho SR Wake Forest 0.9687
17 Ivy Shepherd FR Clemson 0.9676
18 Emilia Migliaccio SO Wake Forest 0.9667
19 Kaitlin Milligan SO Oklahoma 0.9654
20 Sierra Brooks JR Florida 0.9632
21 Brooke Riley JR Northwestern 0.9589
22 Natalie Srinivasan JR Furman 0.9584
23 Kenzie Wright JR Alabama 0.9583
24 Kaylee Benton SR Arkansas 0.9578
25 Kelly Whaley SR North Carolina 0.9567

International Men

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Viktor Hovland JR Oklahoma State (Norway) 0.9971
2 Chun An Yu JR Arizona State (Taiwan) 0.9929
3 Peng Pichaikool JR Mississippi State (Thailand) 0.9919
4 Kengo Aoshima SO Wake Forest (Japan) 0.99
5 Matthias Schmid SO Louisville (Germany) 0.9891
6 Sandy Scott JR Texas Tech (Scotland) 0.9814
7 Kaito Onishi SO Southern California (Japan) 0.98
8 Adrien Pendaries SO Duke (France) 0.979
9 Ivan Ramirez SR Texas Tech (Colombia) 0.9747
10 Zan Luka Stirn JR Arkansas State (Slovenia) 0.9743
11 Jovan Rebula JR Auburn (South Africa) 0.9723
12 Stefano Mazzoli SR TCU (Italy) 0.968
13 Max Sear SR West Virginia (Canada) 0.9662
14 Hary Hall SR UNLV (England) 0.9644
15 Tim Widing JR San Francisco (Sweden) 0.9609
16 Eduardo Carrete JR Jacksonville (Mexico) 0.9591
17 Ryoto Furuya JR USF (Japan) 0.9547
18 Albin Bergstrom FR USF (Sweden) 0.9547
19 Marco Steyn SO Wake Forest (South Africa) 0.9518
20 Wiliam Buhl JR Arkansas (Norway) 0.9514
21 Oliver Farrell SR Marquette (England) 0.95
22 KK Limbhasut SR California (Thailand) 0.949
23 Thomas Rosenmueller JR North Texas (Germany) 0.9481
24 Alex Del Rey JR Arizona State (Spain) 0.9475
25 David Nyfjall FR Northwestern (Sweden) 0.9472

International Women

Rank Player Year School Percentile
1 Patty Tavatanakit SO UCLA (Thailand) 1
2 Hira Naveed SR Pepperdine (Australia) 0.9977
3 Anna Backman FR Miami (Finland) 0.9977
4 Albane Valenzuela JR Stanford (Switzerland) 0.996
5 Frida Kinhult FR Florida State (Sweden) 0.9925
6 Leonie Bettel SR Kentucky (Austria) 0.9914
7 Jiwon Jeon JR Alabama (Republic of Korea) 0.9908
8 Gabriela Ruffels SO Southern California (Australia) 0.9908
9 Kaleigh Telfer SO Auburn (South Africa) 0.9891
10 Jaravee Boonchant SO Duke (Thailand) 0.9884
11 Virginia Elena Carta SR Duke (Italy) 0.9839
12 Amelia Garvey SO Southern California (New Zealand) 0.9832
13 Yu-Sang Hou SO Arizona (Taiwan) 0.9804
14 Olivia Mehaffey JR Arizona State (Northern Ireland) 0.9792
15 Sofia Garcia SO Texas Tech (Paraguay) 0.9787
16 Maria Fassi SR Arkansas (Mexico) 0.9781
17 Julie McCarthy SO Auburn (Ireland) 0.9775
18 Karoline Stormo JR Kent State (Norway) 0.973
19 Abegail Arevalo SR San Jose State (Philipinnes) 0.9672
20 Wenyung Keh SR Washington (New Zealand) 0.9723
21 Lois Kaye Go JR South Carolina (Philippines) 0.9717
22 Clare Legaspi JR UCLA (Philippines) 0.9711
23 Aline Krauter FR Stanford (Germany) 0.971
24 Tze-Han Lin FR Oregon (Taiwan) 0.9705
25 Agathe Laisne SO Texas (Germany) 0.97


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