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2003 Palmer Cup presented by Monster
Michael Carter Memorial Award

On February 13, 2002, former Penn State University golfer and GCAA Palmer Cup intern Michael Carter died in an automobile accident at the young age of 19.

While Carter tragically left this world too soon, his infectiously fun-loving spirit will forever live in this competition. The Michael Carter "Junior" Memorial Award is presented to the Palmer Cup participant from each team who best represents the qualities and ideals that made this young man unique. Bill Haas, a Wake Forest sophomore from Greer, South Carolina, and Justin Walters, an NC State sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, were the first recipients of the Carter Award in 2002.  Haas received the award again in 2003 for the United States while David Price, a native of Bargoed, South Wales, was honored from Team Europe.