Monday, April 27, 2015

Stirling student Eggenberger only link to Scotland 

in Europe team for Palmer Cup international match 

Stirling University student Mathias Eggenberger, a Swiss international is in the European team for the Palmer Cup students' international match against their United States counterparts at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club, Sugar Grove, Illinois from June 12 to 14.
Eggenberger's victory in the R and A's Bursars Tournament at St Andrews guaranteed him a Palmer Cup place. Eggenberget is pictured on right.

But, for once, no Scottish-born players have been selected.
Jon Rahm of Arizona State (Spain) led the six players from Europe selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. He was joined by his Arizona State teammate Max Rottluff (Germany), Rowin Caron of Florida State (Netherlands), East Tennessee State's Adrian Meronk (Poland), Clement Sordet from Texas Tech (France) and Thomas Detry from Illinois (Belgium) from the rankings. 
Committee selections were Gary Hurley of Maynooth (Ireland) and Vanderbilt’s Matthias Schwab (Austria). 
 Pep Angles of Central Arkansas (Spain) was Jean Van de Velde’s coach’s pick.
Rahm, Detry and Angles were members of last year’s victorious European squad while Hurley was a member of the 2013 team at Wilmington Country Club. Meronk is the first Palmer Cup player from Poland while Schwab is the first from Austria. Counting its coaching staff, Europe is represented by a Palmer Cup record 10 countries.
Lee McCoy of Georgia, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy, Vanderbilt’s Hunter Stewart, Alabama’s Robby Shelton, Florida State’s Jack Maguire and Beau Hossler of Texas were the six United States players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. 
Baylor’s Kyle Jones, Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans and Carr Vernon of CSU Monterey Bay were committee selections. Vernon was the designated non-Division I player. Anders Albertson of Georgia Tech was coach Bruce Heppler’s coach’s pick. Maguire and Schniederjans were members of 2014 American team that fell to Europe at Walton Heath.

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Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Jon Rahm (Arizona State) - Spain
Max Rottluff (Arizona State) - Germany
Rowin Caron (Florida State) - Netherlands
Adrian Meronk (East Tennessee State) - Poland
Clement Sordet (Texas Tech) - France
Thomas Detry (Illinois_ - Belgium

Commitee Selections
Gary Hurley (Maynooth) - Ireland
Matthias Schwab (Vanderbilt) - Austria

The R and A Foundation Scholars Tournament
Mathias Eggenberger (Stirling)  - Switzerland

Coach’s Pick
Pep Angles (Central Arkansas)  - Spain

Head Coach - Jean Van de Velde - France
Assistant Coach - Janice Moodie - Scotland

Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Lee McCoy (Georgia)
Maverick McNealy (Stanford)
Hunter Stewart (Vanderbilt)
Robby Shelton  (Alabama
Jack Maguire Florida State
Beau Hossler (Texas)

Commitee Selections
Kyle Jones (Baylor)
Ollie Schniederjans (Georgia Tech)
Carr Vernon (CSU Monterey Bay)

Coach’s Pick
Anders Albertson (Georgia Tech)

Head Coach - Bruce Heppler, Georgia Tech
Assistant Coach - Chris Hill, Pacific



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