Team International with Slight Lead After Opening Round of 2022 Palmer Cup


Vandœuvres, Switzerland - Team International leads Team USA 6.5 to 5.5 after the first 12 matches of the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup at Golf Club de Genéve. 

The day began with the United States winning the first two matches, but three demanding victories helped Team International settle in. One of those wins came from Julia Lopez Ramirez/Mateo Fernández de Oliveira when they halved the 18th hole to secure a 1-up victory they grabbed on 17.

“We tied a lot of holes with birdies, but we stayed patient and believed in each other,” Lopez Ramirez said. “We only wanted one thing, and that’s to bring the points home. Luckily we did that here on 18,” said Fernández de Oliveira, the first Argentinian to participate in the Palmer Cup.

Match 10 gave another jolt of momentum for Team International. Archie Davies/Amelia Williamson halved the first two holes with Americans Nick Gabrelcik/Rachel Heck then birdied 10 of the final 14 holes to secure the 4&2 victory. 

The highly-anticipated Match 12 between USA’s Michael Thorbjornsen/Rose Zhang and Christo Lamprecht/Heather Lin of Team International went down to the wire. After the first three holes were halved, the United States and Stanford duo maintained a lead until Lin birdied the 15th hole. Lamprecht then birdied 16 to give Team International the 1-up lead. Both teams parred the last two holes to close out the afternoon. 

Pairings for tomorrow’s two rounds are listed below. Round 2 will begin at 7:30 am CEST and will be followed by 1:30 pm beginning tee times for Round 3.

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Round 2 ~ Foursome Pairings

7:30 am

Benedetta Moresco and Chiara Tamburlini (International)

Rachel Heck and Erica Shepherd (USA)

7:30 am

Archie Davies and Christo Lamprecht (International)

Nick Gabrelcik and Dylan Menante (USA)

7:40 am

Fred Biondi and Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen (International)

Gordon Sargent and Cole Sherwood (USA)

7:40 am

Heather Lin and Hsin-Yu Lu (International)

Gurleen Kaur and Antonia Malate (USA)

7:50 am

Carolina Chacarra and Julia Lopez Ramirez (International)

Olivia Mitchell and Calynne Rosholt (USA)

7:50 am

David Kitt and James Leow (International)

Michael Brennan and Palmer Jackson (USA)

8:00 am

Josele Ballester and Mateo Fernández de Oliveira (International)

Jake Doggett and Travis Vick (USA)

8:00 am

Lorna McClymont and Amelia Williamson (International)

Anna Morgan and Latanna Stone (USA)

8:10 am

Alexandra Forsterling and Aline Krauter (International)

Brooke Seay and Rose Zhang (USA)

8:10 am

Adrien Dumont de Chassart and Frederik Kjettrup (International)

Sam Bennett and Walker Lee (USA)

8:20 am

Ludvig Åberg and Albin Bergstrom (International)

Johnny Keefer and Michael Thorbjornsen (USA)

8:20 am

Kajsa Arwefjäll and Ashley Lau (International)

Amari Avery and Rachel Kuehn (USA)

Round 3 ~ Mixed Foursome Pairings

1:30 pm

Josele Ballester and Carolina Chacarra (International)

Nick Gabrelcik and Rachel Heck (USA)

1:30 pm

Archie Davies and Amelia Williamson (International)

Antonia Malate and Dylan Menante (USA)

1:40 pm

Mateo Fernández de Oliveira and Julia Lopez Chacarra (International)

Calynne Rosholt and Cole Sherwood (USA)

1:40 pm

Christo Lamprecht and Heather Lin (International)

Jake Doggett and Olivia Mitchell (USA)

1:50 pm

Fred Biondi and Benedetta Moresco (International)

Latanna Stone and Travis Vick (USA)

1:50 pm

David Kitt and Lorna McClymont (International)

Sam Bennett and Erica Shepherd (USA)

2:00 pm

Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen and Chiara Tamburlini (International)

Gurleen Kaur and Walker Lee (USA)

2:00 pm

James Leow and Hsin-Yu Lu (International)

Johnny Keefer and Anna Morgan (USA)

2:10 pm

Ludvig Åberg and Alexandra Forsterling (International)

Palmer Jackson and Brooke Seay (USA)

2:10 pm

Adrien Dumont de Chassart and Ashley Lau (International)

Michael Thorbjornsen and Rose Zhang (USA)

2:20 pm

Frederik Kjettrup and Aline Krauter (International)

Michael Brennan and Rachel Kuehn (USA)

2:20 pm

Kajsa Arwefjäll and Albin Bergstrom (International)

Amari Avery and Gordon Sargent (USA)

About the 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 Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses, including The Old Course at St. Andrews, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. Beginning with the 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club, the Arnold Palmer Cup is the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.

Since its inception, over 125 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, European, or LPGA Tours; 32 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, or Solheim Cup and more than 65 have claimed over 285 victories on the PGA, European, or LPGA Tours, including three major champions in both 2020 and 2021. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 13-11-1.

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