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Palmer Cup Presented By CSFBdirect Begins Fifth Annual Matches

Palmer Cup Presented By CSFBdirect Begins Fifth Annual Matches

June 26, 2001

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect, named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, began today at Baltusrol Golf Club with an opening ceremony followed by a Collegiate-Am tournament on the historic Lower Course.

Eight players representing the United States will compete against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) in the Ryder Cup-style event June 27-28.

Festivities officially began this morning as tournament director Tim Brown declared the games open at the opening ceremony. The ceremony included the raising of the flags of the participating countries, national anthems and speeches from coaches and players.

Competition will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. as players team-up in fourball matches. Tomorrow afternoon’s matches are scheduled to begin at approximately 1:30 p.m., and will follow a foursomes format.

Thursday morning and afternoon will be singles matches beginning at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Live scoring of the event can be found online at www.bluegolf.com and collegiategolf.com.

A tape delayed two-hour highlight show will air on The Golf Channel on September 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will re-air at 11 p.m. on September 6 and again at 9 a.m. on September 15.

Great Britain and Ireland Team

Name                          School                                    Prev . Palmer CupJamie Elson             Augusta State University                             2000David Inglis            University of TulsaJustin Kehoe            University College DublinGraeme McDowell         University of Alabama-Birmingham                     2000Philip Rowe             Stanford University                               1999, 2000Kyron Sullivan          University of Wales Cardiff, Institute            1998, 1999, 2000Stuart Wilson           University of AbertayOliver Wilson           Augusta State

Head Coach: Keith Williams Team Manager: Clive Brown

United States Team Name Yr. School Hometown Prev. Palmer Cup Nick Cassini Sr. University of Georgia Atlanta, GA 2000 Erik Compton So. University of Georgia Miami, FL John Engler Sr. Clemson University Augusta, GA 1999, 2000 Lucas Glover Sr. Clemson University Greenville, SC 2000 Scott Lander Sr. UNLV Kingman, AZ Bryce Molder Sr. Georgia Tech Conway, AR 1998, 1999 Jeff Quinney Sr. Arizona State University Eugene, OR Chris Wisler Sr. East Tennessee State Dover, DE 2000

Head Coach: Bob Ellis, Texas A&M University Team Manager: Mark Simpson, University of Colorado

The GCAA is proud to have the following companies as official sponsors of the Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect: Ashworth, Inc., Bass Travel, bigTime Sports Apparel, BlueGolf, Club Car, Inc., Club Glove, IMG, Jostens/Midwest Trophy, National Radio Rentals and Sales, Oakley, Softspikes, Sun Mountain Sports, TaylorMade – adidas Golf Company, Team Effort, Titleist & Foot-Joy Worldwide and Zero Restriction.

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