The United States defeated the International team by 38.5 to 21.5 at the Evian Resort Golf Club after a landslide in the singles where they claimed 18 of the 24 points on offer and now lead the overall series 12 – 9.
Team USA became the first U.S. side to win as the visiting team since the 2010 Americans and neither side had retained the cup since the U.S. in 2011.
Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey did herself proud and won the day’s first point for her side, but the Americans responded by winning the next three. However Mehaffey was given a huge honour at the event as she, alongside Collin Morikawa, were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award, which is presented to the Arnold Palmer Cup participant that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game. High praise indeed.
Unfortunately Ireland’s Chloe Ryan came up against USA’s Emilia Migliaccio in the singles. Migliaccio took the victory and was also the only player in this year’s matches to tally a 4-0 record.
Ronan Mullarney, Ireland’s sole male representative also lost on the final day 2&1 to Shintaro Ban.
Justin Suh of San Jose, Calif., was selected by both teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard while Dylan Kim of Plano, Texas, was presented a wild card to The Evian Championship this September. Players selected the individual from both teams that they think best represents the “Arnold Palmer Legacy,” that is, the values that Arnold Palmer exhibited through his life in golf.
Final Round Singles Results
Sophia Schubert, United States def. Maria Fassi, International, 2&1
Brad Dalke, United States def. Viktor Hovland, International, 2-up
Chandler Phillips, United States halved with Lorenzo Scalise, International
Olivia Mehaffey, International def. Jamie Freedman, United States, 5&4
Kaitlyn Papp, United States halved with Patty Tavatanakit, International
Andy Zhang, International def. Sahith Theegala, United States, 3&1
Collin Morikawa, United States def. Stefano Mazzoli, International, 6&5
Andrea Lee, United States def. Jiwon Jeon, International, 7&5
Lilia Vu, United States def. Maddie Szeryk, International, 3&1
Luis Gagne, International def. Stephen Franken, United States, 4&2
Justin Suh, United States def. K.K. Limbhasut, International, 4&3
Jennifer Kupcho, United States def. Dewi Weber, International, Forfeit due to Illness
Alana Uriell, United States def. Pimnipa Panthong, International, 2&1
Zach Bauchou, United States def. Alvaro Ortiz, International, 1-up
Braden Thornberry, United States def. Fredrik Nilehn, International, 3&2
Emilia Migliaccio, United States def. Chloe Ryan, International, 2&1
Kristen Gillman, United States def. Wenyung Keh, International, 4&3
SM Lee, United States def. Harry Hall, International, 2&1
Shintaro Ban, United States def. Ronan Mullarney, International, 2&1
Albane Valenzuela, International def. Lauren Stephenson, United States, 1-up
Mariel Galdiano, United States def. Jaravee Boonchant, International, 1-up
Jovan Rebula, International def. Davis Riley, United States, 3&2
Matthew Wolff, United States def. Hurly Long, International, 3&2
Dylan Kim, United States def. Ainhoa Olarra, International, 1-up