U.S. regains Palmer Cup, 18-12

Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo posted a 3-1 record to help the United States regain the Palmer Cup with an 18-12 victory over Europe at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Hossler, who will be a junior at the University of Texas in the fall, and Maverick McNealy, a junior at Stanford from Portola Valley, were beaten in their opening foursomes match by Pep Angles of Spain and Adrian Meronk of Poland, 3 and 2.

Then Hossler and McNealy beat Angles and Jon Rahm of Spain, 2 and 1, in foursomes, and Hossler scored singles victories over Matthias Schwab of Austria, 1 up, with birdies on the last two holes, and Angles, 2 and 1.

Hossler and Ollie Schniederjans.of Georgia Tech won at almost the same time in Sunday singles to clinch the victory for the U.S., with Schneiderjans beating Max Rottluff of Germany, 5 and 3.

“We’ve got a lot of guys who really cared about what we’re doing here,” said Hossler, who won the Western Amateur last year at Rich Harvest Farms. “This course requires some local knowledge, and I’ve figured it out the last few days.

“I’m looking forward to defending my title (in August).”

McNealy split his singles matches, beating Angles, 2 and 1, before losing to Meronk, 3 and 2.

Hunter Stewart of Vanderbilt and Robby Shelton of Alabama became the 15th and 16th Americans to finish the Palmer Cup with 4-0 records.

The U.S. leads the series, 10-8-1, with the Euros winning last year at Walton Heath Golf Club in England, 18 1/2-11 1/2.


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