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2016 Arnold Palmer Cup Teams Announced





NORMAN, Okla. – The Arnold Palmer Cup teams for both Europe and the United States were announced today on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 24-26 at Formby Golf Club in Formby, England.  

For Team Europe, Sam Horsfield of Florida (England), Vanderbilt’s Matthias Schwab (Austria), Adrian Meronk from East Tennessee State (Poland), Lars van Meijel of Memphis (Netherlands), Augusta’s Robin Petersson (Sweden) and David Boote of Stanford (Wales) were determined through the ranking. Committee selections were Maynooth’s Stuart Grehan and Antoine Rozner of UMKC. Mathias Eggenberger of Stirling (Switzerland) qualified for Team Europe by winning The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. Robin Sciot-Siegrist of Louisville was Janice Moodie’s coach’s pick. 

Eggenberger, Schwab and Meronk return from last year’s squad that fell to the United States, 18-12. Memphis’ van Meijel and UMKC’s Rozner are the first Arnold Palmer Cup participants from their universities. Including its coaching staff, Europe is represented by 10 countries - matching the event record set in 2015.

Maverick McNealy of Stanford, Charlie Danielson of Illinois, LSU’s Zach Wright, Rico Hoey of Southern California, Auburn’s Michael Johnson and Nahum Mendoza III of San Diego State were the six United States players selected by the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking. Derek Bard of Virginia, Chico State’s Alistair Docherty and Will Zalatoris of Wake Forest were committee selections. Docherty was the designated non-Division I player. Will Gordon of Vanderbilt was Mike Cook’s coach’s pick. 

McNealy represented the United States in 2015 and was also selected to represent the Arnold Palmer Cup in the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hoey particpated at Walton Heath in 2014 where he was chosen by Europe as America’s recipient of the Michael Carter Award. Bard is the first Virginia golfer selected for the Arnold Palmer Cup.

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Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections    

Sam Horsfield, Florida - England

Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt - Austria

Adrian Meronk, East Tennessee State - Poland

Lars van Meijel, Memphis - Netherlands

Robin Petersson, Augusta - Sweden

David Boote, Stanford - Wales

Commitee Selections

Stuart Grehan, Maynooth - Ireland

Antoine Rozner, UMKC - France

The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament       

Mathias Eggenberger, Stirling - Switzerland

Coach’s Pick 

Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville - France


Head Coach - Janice Moodie - Scotland

Assistant Coach - Dean Robertson, Stirling - Scotland

United States

Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking Selections    

Maverick McNealy, Stanford

Charlie Danielson, Illinois

Zach Wright, LSU

Rico Hoey, Southern California

Michael Johnson, Auburn

Nahum Mendoza III, San Diego State

Commitee Selections

Derek Bard, Virginia

Alistair Docherty, Chico State

Will Zalatoris, Wake Forest

Coach’s Pick 

Will Gordon, Vanderbilt


Head Coach - Mike Cook, Coastal Georgia

Assistant Coach - John Handrigan, Florida