June 26, 2001
Springfield, N.J. -
The Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect, named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, began today at Baltusrol Golf Club with an opening ceremony followed by a Collegiate-Am tournament on the historic Lower Course.
Eight players representing the United States will compete against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) in the Ryder Cup-style event June 27-28.
Festivities officially began this morning as tournament director Tim Brown declared the games open at the opening ceremony. The ceremony included the raising of the flags of the participating countries, national anthems and speeches from coaches and players.
Competition will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. as players team-up in fourball matches. Tomorrow afternoon's matches are scheduled to begin at approximately 1:30 p.m., and will follow a foursomes format.
Thursday morning and afternoon will be singles matches beginning at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Live scoring of the event can be found online at www.bluegolf.com and collegiategolf.com.
A tape delayed two-hour highlight show will air on The Golf Channel on September 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will re-air at 11 p.m. on September 6 and again at 9 a.m. on September 15.
Great Britain and Ireland Team
Jamie Elson Augusta State University
David Inglis University of Tulsa
Justin Kehoe University College Dublin
Graeme McDowell University of Alabama-Birmingham
Philip Rowe Stanford University
Kyron Sullivan University of Wales Cardiff, Institute
Stuart Wilson University of Abertay
Oliver Wilson Augusta State
Head Coach: Keith Williams
Team Manager: Clive Brown
United States Team
Nick Cassini University of Georgia
Erik Compton University of Georgia
John Engler Clemson University
Lucas Glover Clemson University
Scott Lander UNLV
Bryce Molder Georgia Tech
Jeff Quinney Arizona State University
Chris Wisler East Tennessee State
Head Coach: Bob Ellis, Texas A&M University
Team Manager: Mark Simpson, University of Colorado
The GCAA is proud to have the following companies as official sponsors of the Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect: Ashworth, Inc., Bass Travel, bigTime Sports Apparel, BlueGolf, Club Car, Inc., Club Glove, IMG, Jostens/Midwest Trophy, National Radio Rentals and Sales, Oakley, Softspikes, Sun Mountain Sports, TaylorMade - adidas Golf Company, Team Effort, Titleist & Foot-Joy Worldwide and Zero Restriction.