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Internationals take five-point lead into Palmer Cup singles
Chun An Yu and Agathe Laisne (Arnold Palmer Cup/Twitter photo)
Chun An Yu and Agathe Laisne (Arnold Palmer Cup/Twitter photo)

After a dominating performance in the first session of the day, the International team cruised to a 9.5-3.5 victory in the evening foursome matches at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark., to extend their lead 20.5-15.5 heading into the Sunday singles matches.

The Internationals won five of the opening seven matches of the day, with close wins from Aled Greville/Kengo Aoshima, Jiwon Jeon/Karoline Stormo, Matthias Schmid/Peng Pichaikool, Leonie Harm/Gabriela Ruffels, and Alex del Rey/Ivan Ramirez.

Brandon Wu of the United States earned another victory in the afternoon foursomes, winning 4 and 2, his third win of the tournament.

After struggling to close out matches on the opening day of the tournament, the Internationals turned things around in a big way on Saturday, and according to Kengo Aoshima, team camaraderie had a big part in that.

“I think we play better in this format because our team chemistry is,” said Aoshima. “When I got here on Monday, I barely knew anyone, and by Wednesday we were a family. When a group comes together and fights, it is strong, and we did that today.”

The Internationals will look to continue their Saturday success tomorrow, in search of their first Arnold Palmer Cup trophy since 2016.

Afternoon Foursome Results

Carlson/Migliaccio, United States def. Kinhult/Laisne, International, 3 and 1
Greville/Aoshima, International def. Augenstein/Kuest, United States, 1 up
Jeon/Stormo, International def. Papp/Parmerter, United States, 2 up
Schmid/Pichaikool, International def. Phillips/Smalley, United States, 1 up
Harm/Ruffels, International def. Chang/Galdiano, United States, 2 and 1
Wu/Gordon, United States def. Nyfjall/Scott, International, 4 and 2
del Rey/Ramirez, International def. Cummins/Eckroat, United States, 3 and 2
Harford/Lau, United States def. Go/McClymont, International, 2 and 1
Nakajima/Kanaya, International def. Grimmer/Scott, United States, 5 and 3
Kim/Benton, United States tied McCarthy/Belac, International
Yu/Gagne, International def. Hammer/Martin, United States, 4 and 3
Garcia/Naveed, International tied Cooper/Nam, United States

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 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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