Opening Round Pairings Announced for 2024 Palmer Cup


LAHINCH, Ireland - Opening round mixed four-ball pairings were announced during the opening ceremony of the 2024 Arnold Palmer Cup. Team USA looks to begin their quest of repeating when the matches tee off at 8:30 am IST (Irish Standard Time) on Friday. 

Returners to the International team include Ballester (2022-23), Bernat (2023), de la Fuente (2023), Griffin (2023), Kennedy (2023), Lopez Ramirez (2022-23), Macnab (2023), and Ting (2023). Jakubcik becomes the first Czech Republic golfer to participate in the Palmer Cup and universities with their first-ever selection include Bernat (Kansas State), who was also the first golfer from Tulane to be selected in 2023, Bunch (New Mexico State), Mulcahy (Findlay), and Klutznick (Emory). 

Campos, David Ford, James, Kuehn (2020-23), Sambach, Sargent (2022-23), and Summerhays return from the winning 2023 United States team. Kuehn joins former Wake Forest teammate Emilia Migliaccio as the only player to participate in five Palmer Cups. Morgan (2022) and Stone (2020-22) make their second and fourth appearances, respectively. 

Round 1 ~ Mixed Four-Ball Pairings

8:30 am

Jack Lundin/Latanna Stone (USA) vs. Hannah Darling/Ben van Wyk (International)

8:45 am

Maisie Filler/Ian Gilligan (USA) vs. Caitlyn Macnab/Jacob Skov Olesen (International)

9:00 am

Ben James/Amanda Sambach (USA) vs. Wenyi Ding/Louise Rydqvist (International)

9:15 am

Jackson Koivun/Kiara Romero (USA) vs. Bastien Amat/Adela Cernousek (International)

9:30 am

Anna Davis/Brendan Valdes (USA) vs. Maria José Marin/Omar Morales (International)

9:45 am

Anna Morgan/Gordon Sargent (USA) vs. Emma Bunch/Filip Jakubcik (International)

10:00 am

Jackson Klutznick/Farah O’Keefe (USA) vs. Sara Byrne/Max Kennedy (International)

10:15 am

Catherine Park/Preston Summerhays (USA) vs. Paula Martín Sampedro/Calum Scott (International)

10:30 am

Mary Kelly Mulcahy/Jackson Van Paris (USA) vs. Josele Ballester/Carla Bernat (International)

10:45 am

Maxwell Ford/Rachel Kuehn (USA) vs. Santiago de la Fuente/Julia Lopez Ramirez (International)

11:00 am

Melanie Green/Michael La Sasso (USA) vs. Phichaksn Maichon/Mirabel Ting (International)

11:15 am

Zoe Campos/David Ford (USA) vs. Ryan Griffin/Kate Lanigan (International)

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About the 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 Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses, including The Old Course at St. Andrews, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. Beginning with the 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club, the Palmer Cup is the only major tournament that features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.

Since its inception, over 245 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, DP World, or LPGA Tours; 44 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, or Solheim Cup and more than 90 have claimed over 425 victories on the PGA, DP World, or LPGA Tours, including 2023 major champions Jon Rahm (Masters Tournament), Lilia Vu (The Chevron Championship & AIG Women’s Open), Wyndham Clark (U.S. Open), Allisen Corpuz (U.S. Women’s Open), and Brian Harman (The Open), as well as 2023 FedEx Cup champion Viktor Hovland. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 14-12-1.

The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation supports the Palmer Cup, which provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth character development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit

About the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation

The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation continues the Palmer family’s mission to champion youth health and development. By continuing their efforts to ensure every child gets the opportunity to live a life well played — through support for nature-focused well-being and character development through golf — the foundation is committed to keeping the Palmer legacy at the forefront of the global conversation of golf and society at large. Learn more at

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, making him the first official Rolex Golf Testimonee. 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 began, Rolex has gone on to establish partnerships at every level of the sport, including with the governing bodies responsible for advancing the sport and with the finest players, from The Big Three to the New Guard who lead today’s rankings. The decision to partner with the Arnold Palmer Cup was thus a natural progression for the Swiss watchmaker and a tribute to Arnold Palmer’s inspiring legacy.

About Rolex

Rolex is an integrated and independent Swiss watch manufacturer. Headquartered in Geneva, the brand is recognized around the world for its expertise and the quality of its products – symbols of excellence, elegance, and prestige. The movements of its Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches are certified by COSC, then tested in-house for their precision, performance, and reliability. The Superlative Chronometer certification, symbolized by the green seal, confirms that each watch has successfully undergone tests conducted by Rolex in its laboratories according to its own criteria. These are periodically validated by an independent external organization.

The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster watch. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, instilled a notion of perpetual excellence that would drive the company forward. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and 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. In the course of its history. Rolex has registered over 500 patents. At its four sites in Switzerland, the brand designs, develops, and produces the majority of its watch components, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly, and finishing of the movement, case, dial, and bracelet. Furthermore, the brand is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport, and exploration, as well as those who are devising solutions to preserve the planet.

About Nike

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 the communities where we live and work.