NORMAN, Okla. – Lauren Dobashi of Stanford and Auburn’s Corey Maggard will serve as United States
assistant coaches while the International assistants will be Robert Duck of Florida State and England and
Ria Quiazon Scott of Virginia and the Philippines at the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup. Longtime Arnold Palmer partner
Rolex is continuing its 50 year relationship through its support of the matches which will be hosted by The
Alotian Club June 7-9.
This season marks the sixth at Stanford for Dobashi, who was promoted to associate head coach in
2018. She was named the 2017-18 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year. During
Dobashi’s tenure, the Cardinal women's golf team has tallied five consecutive NCAA Championships
appearances, won three straight NCAA Regional titles, produced 16 full-field victories and 14 All-
Americans. Stanford has also advanced to the match play portion of the NCAA Championships each year
since the format's inception in 2015. During the 2017-18 season, Dobashi led the team during head coach
Anne Walker's prolonged absence. The Cardinal finished third or better in each of its events throughout
season, including a first-place finish at the NCAA San Francisco Regional, and went on to reach the
semifinals at the NCAA Championships.
Maggard is in his fifth season at Auburn and his third as associate head coach. He was the recipient of
the 2018 Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award presented by TaylorMade. Last season the
Tigers earned their best finish in program history when they tied for third at the NCAA Championships
and claimed the Southeastern Conference title, its first since 2002. Maggard helped lead Auburn to as
high as No. 2 nationally in 2016-17 and the Tigers have claimed 15 tournament victories. The team has
been recognized as an 18Birdies All-Academic Team in all five of Maggard’s seasons at Auburn. Prior to
coming to Auburn in 2014-15, Maggard won four-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Championships in his four years as head men's golf coach at Division III Guilford College.
Duck is in his eighth season as an assistant coach with both the men’s and women’s programs at Florida
State. Under Ducks’ tutelage, both Seminole teams have become perennial leaders in the national
rankings and the production of All-Americans and All-ACC performers. He has worked with eight of the
top 10 scoring men and eight of the top 10 scoring women in school history. The Seminole men have
produced nine All-Americans, 16 All-ACC selections, two ACC Golfers of the Year and three ACC
Freshman of the Year, while the women have produced six All-Americans and 13 All-ACC performers.
During each of his seven seasons, the Seminole men and the Seminole women have appeared in the
NCAA Tournament. An Arnold Palmer Cup veteran, Duck helped lead GB&I to a 12-12 tie with the United
States in the 1998 match at St. Andrews.
Scott was named Virginia’s head coach in July of 2018 and led the Cavaliers to a first-place finish in her
first tournament as head coach. Prior to her arrival at Virginia, Scott was head coach at Oregon where
she guided the Ducks to NCAA postseason play in all nine of her seasons in Eugene. Prior to her arrival,
Oregon hadn’t advanced to the NCAA Finals in 10 straight years. Her teams produced seven of the top
eight season scoring averages in school history, and each player in Oregon’s top-10 season scoring
average category was coached by her. During the 2016-17 season, Scott led the Ducks to the program's
first back-to-back NCAA Championships appearances since 1997-98. That performance came a year
after the Ducks advanced to the match play portion of the 2016 NCAA Championships and tied for fifth,
their best finish in program history. Scott joined Oregon in 2009 after a two-year stint as the head coach
at San Francisco where she was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year. She was on the
Board of Directors for the Women's Golf Coaches Association from 2012-2016 and most recently was the
Associate Vice President from 2014-2016.
About 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 Arnold Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s
greatest courses including The Old Course, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The
Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. The 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club became the only major
tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.
Since its inception, over 100 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on either the
PGA Tour, European Tour or LPGA, 28 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup or
Presidents Cup, and more than 50 have claimed over 200 victories on the PGA or European Tours. The
United States leads the series 12-9-1.
The Arnold Palmer Cup is supported by Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. The Arnold Palmer Cup
provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth development and the growth of
amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit ArnoldPalmerCup.com.
About Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation
It all began in the 1960’s when Arnold Palmer’s go-for-broke style of golf bolstered a legion of fans,
coined by the press as Arnie’s Army. Palmer's charisma and unfailing sense of kindness and
thoughtfulness endeared him to millions around the world. Over the past four decades, the Palmer family
has contributed time and resources to support their passion for helping others and in so doing have made
a profound impact on many lives. Founded in 2015, Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation has been
entrusted to continue Arnold Palmer’s legacy of philanthropy by ensuring a brighter future for our youth
through children’s health, character development and nature-focused wellness. For more information, or
to join Arnie's Army, please visit ArniesArmy.org or contact Chris Kolodinsky at 407-876-3944 or
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. 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, Rolex has gone on to establish partnerships at every
level of the sport, including the governing bodies responsible for advancing the sport and the finest
players, from The Big Three to the New Guard who are leading the rankings at the moment. The decision
to partner the Arnold Palmer Cup was thus a natural progression for the Swiss watchmaker, and a tribute
to the Arnold Palmer’s inspiring legacy.
An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its
expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative
Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and
prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and
is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof
wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex
has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent
manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of
its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the
movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of
sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and
encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.
The exclusive footwear, apparel, headwear, and glove supplier of the Arnold Palmer Cup, Our mission is
what drives us to do everything possible to expand human potential. We do that by creating
groundbreaking sport innovations, by making our products more sustainably, by building a creative and
diverse global team and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.