USA take Arnold Palmer Trophy in fine style

Bernie McGuire
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The USA reclaimed the Arnold Palmer Trophy with an imperious performance over the weekend at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Running out 19.5 to 10.5 winners overall it wasn’t exactly a close match on the final day but that was all down to the almost whitewash the Americans gave the Europeans in the Saturday singles where they won 9.5 of the 10 available points.  The match had been drawn on day one but Saturday realistically ended any European hopes and they were left with a mountain to climb just to put some respectability on the scoreline on Sunday

Sundays singles were drawn 5-5 which left the USA with a nine point clear victory.

Outside the main business of the event, David Wicks (England) and Maverick McNealy (USA) were named as recipients of the Michael Carter Award which is given to the the player that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game. Collin Molikawa received the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational, whihc is awarded to players both teams represent the Arnold Palmer Legacy, the values that Arnold Palmer exhibited through his career and life in golf.

Match 21 – 9:00 am:
Norman Xiong, USA def. Harry Hall, Europe, 8 and 7
Match 22 – 9:10 am:
Doug Ghim, USA def. Stuart Grehan, Europe, 2 and 1
Match 23 – 9:20 am:
Viktor Hovland, Europe def. Jimmy Stanger, USA, 3 and 2
Match 24 – 9:30 am:
Nick Hardy, USA def. Harry Ellis, Europe, 3 and 2
Match 25 – 9:40 am:
Kristoffer Ventura, Europe def. Sam Burns, USA, 2 and 1
Match 26 – 9:50 am:
Fredrik Nilehn, Europe def. Collin Morikawa, USA, 2 and 1
Match 27 – 10:00 am:
Maverick McNealy, USA def. Rory Franssen, Europe, 8 and 7
Match 28 – 10:10 am:
Richard Mansell, Europe def. John Coultas, USA, 2-up
Match 29 – 10:20 am:
Sean Crocker, USA def. David Wicks, Europe, 3 and 2
Match 30 – 10:30 am:
Hannes Ronneblad, Europe def. Chandler Phillips USA, 2 and 1

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