NORMAN, Okla. -- The Palmer Cup teams for both the United States and Europe were announced Thursday on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. Among those selected to compete for Europe was Arizona State’s Jon Rahm.
The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.
Rahm is in the midst of placing his name alongside past Sun Devil greats. The 2012-13 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year has returned to familiar form in 2013-14, headlined by his school-record 21-under par 192 at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. By being selected to compete for Team Europe, Rahm joins to likes of five former Sun Devil standouts.
PAST ASU PALMER CUP MEMBERS
Jeff Quinney / 2001 / USA
Alejandro Canizares / 2003-06 / Europe
Stephan Gross / 2009 / Europe
Jesper Kennegard / 2010/ Europe
James Byrne / 2010 / Europe
In all, seven countries will be represented by Team Europe. Joining Rahm will be UCF’s Ricardo Gouveia (Portugal), Erik Oja of Arizona (Sweden), Illinois’ Thomas Detry (Belgium), Pep Angles of Central Arkansas (Spain), and Houston’s James Ross (Scotland). UAB’s Paul Dunne (Ireland) and Grant Forrest of San Diego (Scotland) were committee selections. Louis Tomlinson of UCLAN Myerscough (England) qualified for Team Europe by winning The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. Jack McDonald of Stirling University in Scotland was coach Andrew Coltart’s coach’s pick.
Cameron Wilson of Stanford led the six U.S. players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. He was joined by Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans, Robby Shelton of Alabama, Oklahoma State’s Wyndham Clark, Brandon Hagy of California and Southern California’s Rico Hoey from the ranking. Committee selections were Bryson Dechambeau of SMU, Oglethorpe’s Anthony Maccaglia and Alabama’s Trey Mullinax. Stewart Jolly of LSU was coach Steve Desimone’s coach’s pick.