Vandœuvres, Switzerland - After 24 matches at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup hosted by Golf Club de Genéve, Team International leads Team USA 13 to 11.
Olivia Mitchell/Calynne Rosholt of the United States got out early and often on Carolina Chacarra/Julia Lopez Ramirez, carding five birdies en route to their 6&5 victory in 13 holes.
“We had such a good flow going,” Rosholt said. “We’ve known each other since our junior golf days, so for us to come together at one of the biggest golf tournaments for college golfers and experience this together is unreal,” said Mitchell.
Rosholt and Mitchell, both Texas natives, felt the comfort of the golf course throughout the round, finishing with a birdie on 13 to secure the win.
“It felt like we were in really good control and it worked out that, on the holes we played, the course matched our golf games,” Rosholt said.
Nick Gabrelcik/Dylan Menante only led once on the back nine but birdied three of their last four holes to defeat Team International’s Archie Davies/Christo Lamprecht 1-up and give the United States another morning point.
“Nick’s irons were unbelievable today,” Menante said. “He kept giving me eight feet, so it was really nice that I had a lot of short putts.”
Team International gained separation with wins in Matches 15, 20, 21, 22, and 23 to maintain the lead heading into Round 3. Match 23 between Ludvig Åberg/Albin Bergstrom and Americans Johnny Keefer/Michael Thorbjornsen saw an Åberg eagle on 15 to win the match for Team International.
Match 20 included five birdies by Amelia Williamson/Lorna McClymont for the 5&4 victory over Anna Morgan/Latanna Stone of Team USA.
“We were both really consistent and played well,” Williamson said. “Neither of us made big mistakes, which is always a crucial part of playing foursomes.”
Even though her first putt wasn’t until their 10th hole, McClymont thought that the greens helped boost their play.
“The greens were nice and quick, so we were able to put a nice roll on the ball rather than having to force it,” she said.
Heading into Mixed Foursomes this afternoon, Williamson said that it’s “nice to mix things up and have each person’s momentum going into a new group.”
Round 3 pairings are below and will begin play at 1:30 pm CEST. For more information about the Palmer Cup, visit arnoldpalmercup.com.
Round 3 ~ Mixed Foursome Pairings
Josele Ballester/Carolina Chacarra (International)
Nick Gabrelcik/Rachel Heck (USA)
Archie Davies/Amelia Williamson (International)
Antonia Malate/Dylan Menante (USA)
Mateo Fernández de Oliveira/Julia Lopez Chacarra (International)
Calynne Rosholt/Cole Sherwood (USA)
Heather Lin/Hsin-Yu Lu (International)
Gurleen Kaur/Antonia Malate (USA)
Fred Biondi/Benedetta Moresco (International)
Latanna Stone/Travis Vick (USA)
David Kitt/Lorna McClymont (International)
Sam Bennett/Erica Shepherd (USA)
Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen/Chiara Tamburlini (International)
Gurleen Kaur/Walker Lee (USA)
James Leow/Hsin-Yu Lu (International)
Johnny Keefer/Anna Morgan (USA)
Ludvig Åberg/Alexandra Forsterling (International)
Palmer Jackson/Brooke Seay (USA)
Adrien Dumont de Chassart/Ashley Lau (International)
Michael Thorbjornsen/Rose Zhang (USA)
Frederik Kjettrup/Aline Krauter (International)
Michael Brennan/Rachel Kuehn (USA)
Kajsa Arwefjäll/Albin Bergstrom (International)
Amari Avery/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.
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation supports the Palmer Cup, which provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth character development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit arnoldpalmercup.com.
About the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation champions its namesakes' legacy through grantmaking and initiatives that support children’s health, youth character development, and nature-focused wellness. Learn more at palmerfoundation.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, making him the first official Rolex Golf Testimonee. 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 began, Rolex has gone on to establish partnerships at every level of the sport, including with the governing bodies responsible for advancing the sport and with the finest players, from The Big Three to the New Guard who lead today’s rankings. The decision to partner with the Arnold Palmer Cup was thus a natural progression for the Swiss watchmaker and a tribute to Arnold Palmer’s inspiring legacy.
An unrivaled reputation for quality and expertise
Rolex is an integrated and independent Swiss watch manufacturer. Headquartered in Geneva, the brand is recognized around the world for its expertise and the quality of its products – symbols of excellence, elegance, and prestige. The movements of its Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches are certified by COSC, then tested in-house for their precision, performance and reliability. The Superlative Chronometer certification, symbolized by the green seal, confirms that each watch has successfully undergone tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. These are periodically validated by an independent external organization.
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