Évian-les-Bains, France – The United States lead after 8-4 after opening round mixed four-ball matches at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club. The United States claimed the day’s first five matches.
Play was interrupted for two hours with seven of the 12 matches on the course. When play resumed, Chandler Phillips and Lilia Vu started the Team USA charge with a 6&4 victory. The Internationals would move the score to 5-2 with a 3&2 Jiwon Jeon and Lorenzo Scalise victory and a 4&3 triumph by Thailand’s KK Limbhasut and Pimnipa Panthong. The two sides would split the next four matches before the USA’s Braden Thornberry clinched the final match with birdie on No. 18 and move the American lead to 8-4.
Two rounds of competition will be held tomorrow with mixed foursomes teeing off at 7:30 am and four-ball at 1:30 pm. Both rounds will commence off tees No. 1 and 10.
Mixed Four-Ball Results
Jennifer Kupcho/Matthew Wolff, United States def. Viktor Hovland/Olivia Mehaffey, International, 4&2
Chandler Phillips/Lilia Vu, United States def. Jovan Rebula/Albane Valenzuela, International, 6&4
Andrea Lee/Collin Morikawa, United States def. Hurly Long/Patty Tavatanakit, International, 2&1
Kristen Gillman/Davis Riley, United States def. Harry Hall/Wenyung Keh, International, 2-up
Stephen Franken/Emilia Migliaccio, United States def. Stefano Mazzoli/Dewi Weber, International, 3&1
Jiwon Jeon/Lorenzo Scalise, International def. Sahith Theegala/Alana Uriell, United States, 3&2
Brad Dalke/Jamie Freedman, United States def. Jaravee Boonchant/Fredrik Nilehn, International, 3&1
KK Limbhasut/Pimnipa Panthong, International def. Zach Bauchou/Dylan Kim, United States, 4&3
SM Lee/Kaitlyn Papp, United States def. Ronan Mullarney/Chloe Ryan, International, 2-up
Luis Gagne/Ainhoa Olarra, International def. Shintaro Ban/Mariel Galdiano, United States, 1-up
Lauren Stephenson/Braden Thornberry, United States def. Maddie Szeryk/Andy Zhang, International, 1-up
Maria Fassi/Alvaro Ortiz, International def. Sophia Schubert/Justin Suh, United States, 2&1