June 27, 2001
Jeff Quinney of Eugene, Ore. is the reigning U.S. Amateur Champion. Quinney won the 2000 Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club, site of the 2001 Palmer Cup. Quinney defeated James Driscoll in a match that went 39 holes and lasted more than 24 hours. Lightning and darkness forced play to be extended to Monday, August 28.
Quinney defeated his Palmer Cup teammate, Lucas Glover of Greenville, S.C. in the second round of the 2000 U.S. Amateur at Baltusrol GC.
Nine of the 16 players in the 2001 Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect have competed in the Palmer Cup at least once. Palmer Cup veterans are Nick Cassini, USA (2000), Jamie Elson, GB&I (2000), John Engler, USA (1999, 2000), Lucas Glover, USA (2000), Graeme McDowell, GB&I (2000), Bryce Molder, USA (1998, 1999), Philip Rowe, GB&I (1999, 2000), Kyron Sullivan, GB&I (1998, 1999, 2000) and Chris Wisler, USA (2000).
Sullivan has competed in the Palmer Cup more than any other in its five-year history. He has represented Great Britain and Ireland in the event four times.
Rowe sank a 20-foot putt for birdie to halve the final match of the 2000 Palmer Cup. The putt secured GB&I’s first victory in the competition’s history.
The United States leads the series with two wins, one loss and one tie.
The pin placements for the four rounds of the 2001 Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect will be in the same as the 1993 U.S. Open.
Erik Compton of Miami, Fla. finished second at the 2001 Northeast Amateur in Rhode Island. Compton was defeated by Luke Donald in a six-hole playoff. After the playoff, Compton and six other Palmer Cup golfers drove more than four hours to arrive at the host hotel in Summit, N.J. at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
USA Coach Bob Ellis recently completed his final season as a college golf coach. Ellis was at the helm of the Texas A&M program for 27 seasons.
The Golf Channel is taping the Palmer Cup for tape-delayed television coverage. The two-hour highlight show will premier September 6.
The Golf Channel is placing microphones on the players throughout the competition to include in the broadcast.
Molder and Quinney were two of three amateurs that competed in the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla. Quinney posted rounds of 82 and 73, and failed to make the cut. Molder was the high amateur, finishing tied for 30th with a score of 288 (+8).
The 2001 Palmer Cup is presented by CSFBdirect, the online brokerage of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Twelve of the 2001 Palmer Cup golfers earned PING All-America honors for their play in the 2000-2001 college season. GB&I PING All-Americans include Jamie Elson, David Inglis, Graeme McDowell and Oliver Wilson. Every player on the USA team earned PING All-America honors.
Three universities have two players in the Palmer Cup.Jamie Elson and Oliver Wilson of Augusta State, Lucas Glover of Clemson and Nick Cassini and Erik Compton of Georgia.
Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
Game Score Team Players
Game 1 4 and 3 USA Lucas Glover
GB&I def. Philip Rowe and Kyron Sullivan
Game 2 4 and 3 USA Scott Lander and Nick Cassini
GB&I def. Graeme McDowell and Justin Kehoe
Game 3 all square GB&I Oliver Wilson and Jamie Elson
USA Jeff Quinney and Chris Wisler
Game 4 1 up USA Bryce Molder and Erik Compton
GB&I def. Stuart Wilson and David Inglis
Team USA 3˝
Team GB&I ˝
Wednesday (P.M.), June 27, 2001
Game 5 5 and 3 USA Nick Cassini and Lucas Glover
GB&I Graeme McDowell and Jamie Elson
Game 6 5 and 3 USA Jeff Quinney and Scott Lander
Game 7 2 and 1 USA John Engler and Chris Wisler
GB&I Oliver Wilson and Justin Kehoe
Game 8 4 and 3 GB&I Stuart Wilson and David Inglis
USA def. Bryce Molder and Erik Compton
Team USA 6˝
Team GB&I 1˝
Thursday, June 28, 2001
AM Singles Matches
(one point per match)
United States leads Great Britain and Ireland 6˝ – 1˝
Game 9 7 a.m. GB&I Graeme McDowell
USA Bryce Molder
Game 10 7:08 a.m. GB&I Jamie Elson
USA Lucas Glover
Game 11 7:16 a.m. GB&I David Inglis
USA Nick Cassini
Game 12 7:24 a.m. GB&I Stuart Wilson
USA John Engler
Game 13 7:32 a.m. GB&I Oliver Wilson
USA Chris Wisler
Game 14 7:40 a.m. GB&I Justin Kehoe
USA Erik Compton
Game 15 7:48 p.m. GB&I Kyron Sullivan
USA Scott Lander
Game 16 7:56 p.m. GB&I Philip Rowe
USA Jeff Quinney
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