2019 Arnold Palmer Cup Teams Announced


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Arnold Palmer Cup teams for both the International and United States were announced today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. 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.

The United States is led by returners from last year’s victorious team Mariel Galdiano (UCLA), Dylan Kim (Arkansas), Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest), Kaitlyn Papp (Texas), and Chandler Phillips (Texas A&M). Phillips will become the first American to play in three Arnold Palmer Cups. Will Gordon also brings past Arnold Palmer Cup experience as he competed in the 2016 matches at Formby. Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings selections for the men include Peter Kuest (BYU), Alex Smalley (Duke), Gordon, Will Grimmer (Ohio State), Cole Hammer (Texas), and Brandon Wu (Stanford) while Galdiano, Kim, Jennifer Chang (Southern California), Malia Nam (Southern California), Haylee Harford (Furman), and Papp made the women’s rankings.

John Augenstein (Vanderbilt), Abbey Carlson (Vanderbilt), Hailee Cooper (Texas), Quade Cummins (Oklahoma), Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State), Stephanie Lau (Northwestern), Migliaccio, Ann Parmerter (Dallas Baptist), Phillips, and Alex Scott (Grand Valley State) were Team USA committee selections.

Harford, Parmerter, and Scott are the first representative from their universities.

The International team is represented by 17 countries across six continents. Five players return from last summer’s matches, including Luis Gagne (LSU/Costa Rica), Jiwon Jeon (Alabama/Repulic of Korea), Jovan Reula (Auburn/South Africa), Patty Tavatanakit (UCLA/Thailand), and Albane Valenzuela (Stanford/Switzerland). International men’s ranking selections were Chun An Yu (Arizona State/Taiwan), Matthias Schmid (Louisville/Germany), Peng Pichaikool (Mississippi State/Thailand), Sandy Scott (Texas Tech/Scotland), Ivan Ramirez (Texas Tech/Colombia), and Kengo Aoshima (Wake Forest/Japan) and women’s ranking selections included Frida Kinhult (Florida State/Sweden), Tavatanakit, Hira Naveed (Pepperdine/Australia), Julie McCarthy (Auburn/Ireland), Valenzuela, and Jeon.

International committee selections were Ana Belac (Duke/Slovenia), Alex Del Rey (Arizona State/Spain), Gagne, Lois Kaye Go (South Carolina/Philippines), Leonie Harm (Houston/Germany), Takumi Kanaya (Tohoku Fukushi/Japan), Agathe Laisne (Texas/France), and Rebula.

Aoshima and Kanaya are the first players from Japan, Belac the first from Slovenia, Go from the Philippines, Naveed from Australia, and Ramirez from Colombia and South America. Additionally, Kanaya and Pichaikool are the first players from their universities.

A spot on the International side will be reserved for both a men’s and women’s golfer for The R&A Scholar Tournament champion, which will be held at St. Andrews April 1-2. The four coach’s picks will be announced May 3 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive.

For more information visit arnoldpalmercup.com.

2019 Arnold Palmer Cup
June 7-9
The Alotian Club

United States

Men’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Peter Kuest, BYU
Alex Smalley, Duke
Will Gordon, Vanderbilt
Will Grimmer, Ohio State
Cole Hammer, Texas
Brandon Wu, Stanford

Women’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Mariel Galdiano, UCLA
Dylan Kim, Arkansas
Jennifer Chang, Southern California
Malia Nam, Southern California
Haylee Harford, Furman
Kaitlyn Papp, Texas

Committee Selections
John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
Abbey Carlson, Vanderbilt
Hailee Cooper, Texas
Quade Cummins, Oklahoma
Austin Eckroat, Oklahoma State
Stephanie Lau, Northwestern
Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest
Ann Parmerter, Dallas Baptist
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Alex Scott, Grand Valley State

Coach’s Picks
Announced May 3 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive

Head Coach - Scott Limbaugh, Vanderbilt
Head Coach - Mic Potter, Alabama
Assistant Coach - Lauren Dobashi, Stanford
Assistant Coach - Corey Maggard, Auburn


Men’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Chun An Yu, Arizona State (Taiwan)
Matthias Schmid, Louisville (Germany)
Peng Pichaikool, Mississippi State (Thailand)
Sandy Scott, Texas Tech (Scotland)
Ivan Ramirez, Texas Tech (Colombia)
Kengo Aoshima, Wake Forest (Japan)

Women’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Frida Kinhult, Florida State (Sweden)
Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA (Thailand)
Hira Naveed, Pepperdine (Australia)
Julie McCarthy, Auburn (Ireland)
Albane Valenzuela, Stanford (Switzerland)
Jiwon Jeon, Alabama (Republic of Korea)

Committee Selections
Ana Belac, Duke (Slovenia)
Alex Del Rey, Arizona State (Spain)
Luis Gagne, LSU (Costa Rica)
Lois Kaye Go, South Carolina (Philippines)
Leonie Harm, Houston (Germany)
Takumi Kanaya, Tohoku Fukushi (Japan)
Agathe Laisne, Texas (France)
Jovan Rebula, Auburn (South Africa)

The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament Champions
Contested April 1-2

Coach’s Picks
Announced May 3 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive

Head Coach - Jan Dowling, Michigan - Canada
Head Coach - Mark Immelman, Columbus State - South Africa
Assistant Coach - Robert Duck, Florida State - England
Assistant Coach - Ria Quiazon Scott, Virginia - Philippines

About Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation
It all began in the 1960’s when Arnold Palmer’s go-for-broke style of golf bolstered a legion of fans, coined by the press as Arnie’s Army. Palmer’s charisma and unfailing sense of kindness and thoughtfulness endeared him to millions around the world. Over the past four decades, the Palmer family has contributed time and resources to support their passion for helping others and in so doing have made a profound impact on many lives. Founded in 2015, Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation has been entrusted to continue Arnold Palmer’s legacy of philanthropy by ensuring a brighter future for our youth through children’s health, character development and nature-focused wellness. For more information, or to join Arnie’s Army, please visit ArniesArmy.org or contact Chris Kolodinsky at 407-876-3944 or ckolodinsky@arniesarmy.org.

Rolex and the Arnold Palmer Cup
Through an unwavering commitment to the game of golf for more than 50 years, Rolex has developed one of the broadest and longest-standing relationships between brand and sport. These strong ties date back to 1967 when Rolex partnered with legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. The charismatic American holds a special place in golf history thanks as much to his natural talent and successful playing career as to his pioneering role in the sport. Since that pivotal bond, Rolex has gone on to establish partnerships at every level of the sport, including the governing bodies responsible for advancing the sport and the finest players, from The Big Three to the New Guard who are leading the rankings at the moment. The decision to partner the Arnold Palmer Cup was thus a natural progression for the Swiss watchmaker, and a tribute to the Arnold Palmer’s inspiring legacy.

About Rolex
An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise

Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. From the beginning, in 1905, founder Hans Wilsdorf instilled a spirit of continuous improvement. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 500 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Furthermore, Rolex is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as the preservation of the planet.

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The exclusive footwear, apparel, headwear, and glove supplier of the Arnold Palmer Cup, Our mission is what drives us to do everything possible to expand human potential. We do that by creating groundbreaking sport innovations, by making our products more sustainably, by building a creative and diverse global team and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.