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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