Palmer Cup Postponed, Moved to Bay Hill

The 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup, which was scheduled to be played in July at Lahinch Golf Club in Munster, County Clare, Ireland, has been moved to December at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., because of the Coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced.

The annual matches, which pit top male and female college golfers from the United States against their International counterparts, was originally scheduled for July 3-5 at Lahinch, but now is scheduled for Dec. 21-23 at the late Palmer’s longtime winter home.

“Mindful of the difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic, it is hoped that rescheduling to December will allow the matches to be played in 2020,” Arnold Palmer Cup officials said in a release. “The guidance of leading public health authorities will dictate any further changes to the schedule, with this competition only taking place if it is safe and responsible to do so.”

Bay Hill, which has hosted the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour each year since 1999, was the site if the first Arnold Palmer Cup in 1997.

Lahinch, founded in 1892, was designed by Old Tom Morris and reworked by Alister MacKenzie in 1926, will now host the 2024 Arnold Palmer Cup.

“The postponement of this year’s Arnold Palmer Cup is perfectly understandable amidst this current pandemic,” said Padraig McInerney, Tournament Director at Lahinch. “While it is a great disappointment for Lahinch Golf Club, its members and the entire local community we remain fully committed to the event and the wonderful concept of honoring young, talented golfers and, in doing so, providing them with the opportunity to experience international competition over some of the world’s great courses.

“We offer our congratulations to those honored with selection in 2020 and look forward to continuing our relationship with the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, college golf and to hosting the 2024 Arnold Palmer Cup.”

Men on the U.S. team include William Mouw of Pepperdine, John Augenstein of Vanderbilt, Quade Cummins of Oklahoma, Cooper Dossey of Baylor, Evan Katz of Duke, Ricky Castillo of Florida, John Pak of Florida State, Pierceson Coody of Texas, Andy Ogletree of Georgia Tech, Garett Reband of Oklahoma, Zach Zediker of Delta State and Davis Thompson of Georgia.

Women on the U.S. team include Jaime Jacob of Cal State San Marcos, Emilia Migliaccio of Wake Forest, Kaitlyn Papp of Texas, Rachel Kuehn of Wake Forest, Kenzie Wright of Alabama, Julia Johnson of Mississippi, Addie Baggarly of Florida, Latanna Stone of LSU, Kaitlin Milligan of Oklahoma, Gina Kim of Duke, Megan Schofill of Auburn and Allyson Geer of Michigan State.

Men on the International team include Yuxin Lin of USC and China, Puwit Anupansuebsai of San Diego State and Thailand, Adrien Pendaries of Duke and France, Mark Power of Wake Forest and Ireland, Sam Choi of New Mexico and South Korea, Angus Flanagan of Minnesota and England, Matthias Schmid of Louisville and Germany, Ludvig Aberg of Texas Tech and Sweden, Caolan Rafferty of Maynooth and Ireland, Alex Fitzpatrick of Wake Forest and England, Vincent Norrman of Georgia Southwestern and Sweden, and David Puig of Arizona State and Spain.

Women on the International team include Angelina Ye of Stanford and China, Emma Spitz of UCLA and Austria, Aline Krauter of Stanford and Germany, Vivian Hou of Arizona and Taiwan, Linn Grant of Arizona State and Sweden, Kaleigh Telfer of Auburn and South Africa, Sofia Garcia of Texas Tech and Paraguay, Ingrid Lindblad of LSU and Sweden, Olivia Mehaffey of Arizona State and Ireland, Hazel MacGarvie of Stirling and Scotland, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard of South Carolina and France, and Sophie Guo of Texas and China.

The Internationals won, 33½–26½, last year at The Alotian Golf Club in Roland, Ark., but the U.S. leads the series, 12-10-1.

The 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.


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