Team USA Strengthens 2023 Palmer Cup Lead in Round 3


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LIGONIER, Penn. – Team USA added 10.5 points to their total and leads Team International 23.5-12.5 after 36 matches of the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club.

The afternoon began with Nick Gabrelcik and Jennie Park carding four birdies en route to a 4&3 Team USA victory over Team International’s Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Christiaan Maas.

“I putted it really well and he hit the ball really well,” said Park.  “Having a partner there to have your back always helps. It’s our soil and we want to win.”  

Tyran Snyders and Chiara Tamburlini won Team International’s lone match of the round, 3&2 over Ashley Menne and Preston Summerhays.

“We played really steady and kept giving ourselves chances,” Tamburlini said. “Both groups played pretty well, and Tyran and I didn’t make many mistakes.”

Olivia Mitchell and Alex Price avenged an opening-round defeat by recording three birdies and collecting a 2&1 victory over Team International’s Christo Lamprecht and Caley McGinty. 

“Being able to play together in four-ball yesterday, we really got to learn each other’s games,” said Mitchell. “We were really talking to and encouraging each other on the greens and off the tee. We were in sync today.”

Also avenging an opening-round loss was duo David Ford and Amanda Sambach, who birdied four of their first five holes en route to the 3&1 win over Team International’s Max Kennedy and Lauren Walsh.

“We played really well and got some momentum in the beginning,” Sambach said. Ford added that, “other than the one bogey that was only because of me, we played pretty clean. I missed more shots than she did, but we picked each other up, and it worked out well.”

Other highlights of the round included Illinois Fighting Illini Tommy Kuhl and Crystal Wang carding three birdies and beating Team International’s Herman Sekne and Lottie Woad 3&2. The pair also won their Fourball match yesterday.

“Crystal and I had a good vibe out there,” Kuhl said. “We played well yesterday in our Fourball and carried the momentum into this afternoon. We made no bogeys, and in this format, that works pretty well. These greens are tough to read, and if you can make some putts, that’s an advantage in match play.”

Gordon Sargent and Amari Avery recorded five birdies in their 2&1 win over Team International’s Ryan Griffin and Lorna McClymont. With the victory, Sargent and Avery moved to 4-0 when paired together in the Palmer Cup, including 2-0 in 2022.

Final round pairings, beginning at 7:30 am EST, are listed below. 

Final Round ~ Singles Pairings

7:30 am (#1)

Emilia Migliaccio (United States) vs. Lauren Walsh (International)

7:30 am (#10)

Cole Anderson (United States) vs. Herman Sekne (International)

7:40 am (#1)

Tommy Kuhl (United States) vs. Christo Lamprecht (International)

7:40 am (#10)

Amanda Sambach (United States) vs. Charlotte Heath (International)

7:50 am (#1)

Antonia Malate (United States) vs. Lottie Woad (International)

7:50 am (#10)

Caleb Surratt (United States) vs. Christiaan Maas (International)

8:00 am (#1)

Maxwell Moldovan (United States) vs. Tyran Snyders (International)

8:00 am (#10)

Megan Schofill (United States) vs. Julia Lopez Ramirez (International)

8:10 am (#1)

Rachel Kuehn (United States) vs. Chiara Tamburlini (International)

8:10 am (#10)

Derek Hitchner (United States) vs. Mats Ege (International)

8:20 am (#1)

Gordon Sargent (United States) vs. Mateo Fernández de Oliveira (International)

8:20 am (#10)

Olivia Mitchell (United States) vs. Caitlyn Macnab (International)

8:30 am (#1)

Ashleigh Park (United States) vs. Caley McGinty (International)

8:30 am (#10)

Alex Price (United States) vs. Max Kennedy (International)

8:40 am (#1)

Nick Gabrelcik (United States) vs. Sampson Zheng (International)

8:40 am (#10)

Jennie Park (United States) vs. Carla Bernat (International)

8:50 am (#1)

Amari Avery (United States) vs. Mirabel Ting (International)

8:50 am (#10)

David Ford (United States) vs. Santiago de la Fuente (International)

9:00 am (#1)

Ben James (United States) vs. Frederik Kjettrup (International)

9:00 am (#10)

Crystal Wang (United States) vs. Karisa Chul-Ak-Sorn (International)

9:10 am (#1)

Zoe Campos (United States) vs. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard (International)

9:10 am (#10)

Preston Summerhays (United States) vs. Ryan Griffin (International)

9:20 am (#1)

Austin Greaser (United States) vs. Josele Ballester (International)

9:20 am (#10)

Ashley Menne (United States) vs. Lorna McClymont (International)

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