2018 Arnold Palmer Cup Teams Announced


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Arnold Palmer Cup teams for both the International and United States were announced today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played July 6-8 at Evian Resort Golf Club. The 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup will be the first using the expanded format of United States men’s and women’s collegiate golfers versus their counterparts from around the world.

Fredrik Nilehn of Texas Tech and Sweden and Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi from Mexico, who finished atop the Arnold Palmer Cup rankings, highlight the International team. Nilehn is one of three golfers returning from last year’s Europe squad, joined by Harry Hall (UNLV, England) and Viktor Hovland (Oklahoma State, Norway). Ainhoa Olarra (Spain) and Dewi Weber (Netherlands) are the first players from South Carolina and Miami, respectively. Countries represented for the first time include Canada (Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M), China (Andy Zhang, Florida), Republic of Korea (Jiwon Jang, Daytona State), Mexico (Fassi; Alvaro Ortiz, Arkansas) South Africa (Jovan Rebula, Auburn), and Thailand (Jaravee Boonchant, Duke; KK Limbhasut, California; Pimnipi Panthong, Kent State; Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA). Multiple players represent Italy (Stefano Mazzoli, TCU; Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee), Mexico and Thailand.

California’s Collin Morikawa and Chandler Phillips of Texas A&M return from last year’s victorious American team. They are joined by top players from the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking - Justin Suh from Southern California and UCLA’s Lilia Vu. Team USA will also feature college teammates Kristen Gillman and Lauren Stephenson of Alabama, Arkansas’ Dylan Kim and Alana Uriell, Zach Bauchou and Matthew Wolff of Oklahoma State, UCLA’s Mariel Galdiano and Lilia Vu, Jennifer Kupcho and Emilia Migliaccio of Wake Forest.

Jeon Jiwon (Daytona State, Republic of Korea) is the first NJCAA golfer named to the Arnold Palmer Cup while SM Lee (Dalton State, USA) is the first from the NAIA.

A spot on the International side will be reserved for both a men’s and women’s golfer for The R&A Scholar Tournament champion, which will be held at St. Andrews April 2-3. The four coach’s picks will be announced May 4 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive.

2018 Arnold Palmer Cup
July 6-8
Evian Resort Golf Club


Men’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech - Sweden
Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State - Norway
Alvaro Ortiz, Arkanasas - Mexico
Stefano Mazzoli, TCU - Italy
Jovan Rebula, Auburn - South Africa
Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee - Italy

Women’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Maria Fassi, Arkansas - Mexico
Patty Tavatanakit, UCLA - Thailand
Olivia Mehaffey, Arizona State - Northern Ireland
Dewi Weber, Miami - Netherlands
Ainhoa Olarra, South Carolina - Spain
Jaravee Boonchant, Duke - Thailand

Commitee Selections
Harry Hall, UNLV - England
Jiwon Jeon, Daytona State - Republic of Korea
KK Limbhasut, California - Thailand
Hurly Long, Texas Tech - Germany
Pimnipa Panthong, Kent State - Thailand
Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M - Canada
Albane Valenzuela, Stanford - Switzerland
Andy Zhang, Florida - China

The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament Champion
Contested April 2-3

Coach’s Picks
Announced May 4 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive

Head Coach - Herb Page, Kent State - Canada
Head Coach - Anne Walker, Stanford - Scotland
Assistant Coach - Jan Dowling, Michigan - Canada
Assistant Coach - Adrien Mork, TCU - France

United States

Men’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Justin Suh, Southern California
Collin Morikawa, California
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
Davis Riley, Alabama
Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Brad Dalke, Oklahoma

Women’s Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Lilia Vu, UCLA
Lauren Stephenson, Alabama
Andrea Lee, Stanford
Sophia Schubert, Texas
Kristen Gillman, Alabama
Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest

Commitee Selections
Zach Bauchou, Oklahoma State
Jamie Freedman, Nova Southeastern
Mariel Galdiano, UCLA
Dylan Kim, Arkansas
Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest
SM Lee, Dalton State
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss
Alana Uriell, Arkansas

Coach’s Picks
Announced May 4 on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive

Head Coach - Therese Hession, Ohio State
Head Coach - Ryan Hybl, Oklahoma
Assistant Coach - Ryan Blagg, Baylor
Assistant Coach - Susan Rosenstiel, Alabama