Michael Carter's spirit will forever live in this competition.
On February 13, 2002, former Penn State University golfer and GCAA Arnold Palmer Cup intern Michael Carter died in an automobile accident at the young age of 19. While Carter tragically left this world too soon, his infectiously fun-loving spirit will forever live in this competition. The Michael Carter “Junior” Memorial Award is presented to the Arnold Palmer Cup participant from each team who best represents the qualities and ideals that made this young man unique. John Pak of Scotch Plains, N.J., and Puwit Anupansuebsai of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand were honored in 2020.