Internationals extend lead after dominant morning round on day two of Arnold Palmer Cup


ORLANDO, Florida - After taking an early 9-3 lead in the opening round of matches on Monday, the International Team continued its success, winning 10 of the 12 matches in the morning foursomes to take a commanding lead in the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup.

In the opening match of the day the Swedish duo of Linn Grant and Maja Stark led things off for the Internationals and rolled to a 4&3 victory to earn the team’s first point of the day. Stark now moves to 2-0 on the week after winning her Mixed Fourball match yesterday morning.

The Americans earned their lone match victory early in the morning after a dominant showing from John Augenstein and Davis Thompson. The duo cruised to a 6&5 victory over Alex Fitzpatrick and Mark Power.

Late victories from Gabriela Ruffels/Angelina Ye and Ludvig Aberg/Vincent Norrman clinched the session victory and extended the outright lead for the Internationals.

Mixed Foursomes tee off at 12:30 from Bay Hill, with the Internationals leading the tournament, 19 ½ to 4 ½.  Live scoring can be found on


Third Round Mixed Foursomes Pairings

Match 25: 12:30 pm (#1)

Adrien Pendaries/Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, International vs. John Augenstein/Allyson Geer, United States

Match 26: 12:35 pm (#10)

Mark Power/Kaleigh Telfer, International vs. Addie Baggarly/Ricky Castillo, United States

Match 27: 12:40 pm (#1)

Alex Fitzpatrick/Gabriela Ruffels, International vs. Quade Cummins/Megan Schofill, United States

Match 28: 12:45 pm (#10)

Olivia Mehaffey/Caolan Rafferty, International vs. Evan Katz/Gina Kim, United States

Match 29: 12:50 pm (#1)

Matthias Schmid/Emma Spitz, International vs. Jonathan Brightwell/Kenzie Wright, United States

Match 30: 12:55 pm (#10)

Alyaa Abdulghany/Angus Flanagan, International vs. Cooper Dossey/Emilia Migliaccio, United States

Match 31: 1:00 pm (#1)

Linn Grant/Vincent Norrman, International vs. Rachel Kuehn/John Pak, United States

Match 32: 1:05 pm (#10)

Sam Choi/Sofia García, International vs. Allisen Corpuz/Davis Thompson, United States

Match 33: 1:10 pm (#1)

Yuxin Lin/Angelina Ye, International vs. Jaime Jacob/Zach Zediker, United States

Match 34: 1:15 pm (#10)

Ludvig Åberg/Maja Stark, International vs. Julia Johnson/Garett Reband, United States

Match 35: 1:20 pm (#1)

Ingrid Lindblad/David Puig International vs. Pierceson Coody/Kaitlyn Papp, United States

Match 36: 1:25 pm (#10)


About Arnold Palmer Cup

The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in 1997. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players. The Arnold Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses including The Old Course, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. The 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club became the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.

Since its inception, over 100 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on either the PGA Tour, European Tour or LPGA, 29 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, and more than 60 have claimed over 250 victories on the PGA or European Tours, including three major championships in 2020. The United States leads the series 12-10-1.

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