United States Reclaims Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – The United States defeated Europe, 18-12, to reclaim the Palmer Cup a Rich Harvest Farms. The Americans now lead the all-time series 10-8-1
Team USA need only two points to win the Palmer Cup and Hunter Stewart’s 4 and 3 victory against Thomas Detry put the Americans one match away from reclaiming the cup. Stewart won the first hole with birdie but Detry claimed the next hole and took the lead thru No. 4. Stewart squared the match with birdie at the sixth and took the lead for good birdie at No. 8.
Clement Sordet kept Europe’s hopes alive briefly after downing Anders Albertson, 2 and 1. Sordet won the first hole and led throughout.
The United States clinched the Palmer Cup with near simultaneous victories by Beau Hossler and Ollie Schniederjans.Hossler defeated Pep Angles, 2 and 1, while Schneiderjans beat Max Rottluff, 5 and 3. Neither player gained more than a 1-up advantage in the Hossler-Angles match until Hossler won three straight holes beginning at No. 14. Schniederjans won his the first hole and never trailed.
Stewart and Robby Shelton of Team USA became the 15th and 16th players to post a 4-0 record at a Palmer Cup and the first since Andrew Yun of the United States in 2012. It was the first time that multiple players went undefeated and untied since Europe accomplished the same feat in 2006.
Matthias Schwab of Rohrmoos, Austria, and Hunter Stewart of Lexington, Ky., were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award which is presented to the Palmer Cup participant that best represents the qualities and ideals sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game.
Rich Harvest Farms
United States 18, Europe 12
Final Round Singles Results
Clement Sordet, Europe def. Anders Albertson, United States, 2 and 1
Hunter Stewart, United States def. Thomas Detry, Europe, 4 and 3
Beau Hossler, United States def. Pep Angles, Europe, 2 and 1
Adrian Meronk, Europe def. Maverick McNealy, United States, 3 and 2
Ollie Schniederjans, United States def. Max Rottluff, Europe, 5 and 3
Mathias Schwab, Europe def. Carr Vernon, United States, 1-up
Gary Hurley, Europe def. Jack Maguire, United States, 1-up
Rowin Caron, Europe def. Kyle Jones, United States, 2 and 1
Robby Shelton, United States def. Mathias Eggenberger, Europe, 4 and 3
Lee McCoy, United States halved Jon Rahm, Europe