European collegians stun USA in singles to capture Palmer Cup

NEWCASTLE, County Down – Europe claimed seven of eight matches and halved the other to stage a dramatic comeback and claim the 2012 Palmer Cup at The Royal County Down Golf Club. Team Europe overcame a four-point deficit to win 13.5-10.5. The all-time Palmer Cup results now stands 8-7-1 in favor of the United States.

“After the first day we were very disappointed, of course, and we had a long meeting,” said Europe Coach Rickard Lindberg. “I told them that we could still win this because there were a lot of points out there. I just wanted them to all believe that they could do it and they would have to go deep down within themselves to find something”

The Palmer Cup is an annual eight-man team competition between American and European college players. Named after Arnold Palmer, the teams are selected on the basis of nationality, not according to the location of the players’ universities.

Palmer Cup

The Royal County Down Golf Club

Round Four Singles Matches Results

Sebastian Cappelen, Europe def. Chris Williams, USA, 3 and 2

Daan Huizing, Europe def. Justin Thomas, USA, 4 and 3

Robert Karlsson, Europe def. Patrick Rodgers, USA, 2 and 1

Thomas Pieters, Europe halved Corbin Mills, USA

David Booth, Europe def. James White, USA, 2-up

Graeme Robertson, Europe def. Derek Ernst, USA, 2 and 1

Julien Brun, Europe def. Blayne Barber, USA, 6 and 5

Pontus Widegren, Europe def. Andrew Yun, USA, 3 and 1

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