Évian-les-Bains, France – First round mixed four-ball pairings for the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club were announced at today’s opening ceremony. Longtime Arnold Palmer partner Rolex is continuing its 50 year relationship through its support of the matches, the first played under the expanded format. Tomorrow’s matches tee off at 8:30 am.
The first match of the competition features Norway’s Viktor Hovland and Northern Ireland’s Oliva Mehaffey against Team USA’s Jennifer Kupcho and Matthew Wolff. Matches including new countries to the competition include Jovan Rebula of South Africa and Switzerland’s Albane Venzuela versus Chandler Phillips and Lilia Vu; Germany’s Hurly Long and Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit against Andrea Lee and Collin Morikawa; England’s Harry Hall and New Zealand’s Wenyung Keh against the University of Alabama duo of Kristen Gillman and Davis Riley; Repblic of Korea’s Jiwon Jeon and Italy’s Lorenzo Scalise against Sahith Theegala and Alana Uriell; Thailand’s Jaravee Boonchant and Sweden’s Fredrik Nilehn versus Brad Dalke and Jamie Freedman; the Thailand pair of KK Limbhasut and Pimnipa Panthong against Zach Bauchou and Dylan Kim; Luis Gagne of Costa Rica and Spain’s Ainhoa Olarra against Shintaro Ban and Mariel Galdiano; Canada’s Maddie Szeryk and Andy Zhang of China versus Lauren Stephenson and Braden Thornberry; and Mexico’s Maria Fassi and Alvaro Ortiz against Sophia Schubert and Justin Suh. The remaining matches include Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli and Netherlands Dewi Weber versus Stephen Franken and Emilia Migliaccio; and Ireland’s Ronan Mullarney and Chloe Ryan against SM Lee and Kaitlyn Papp.
The United States leads the all-time Arnold Palmer Cup series 11-9-1.