Team USA golf repeats as Arnold Palmer Cup champions

Team USA and the Arnold Palmer Cup trophy. The Americans beat the International team, 38.5 to 21.5. Photo courtesy of Arnold Palmer Charitable Foundation.

Stanford golfers Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela each won their individual matches on the final day of the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evain-les-Bains, France on Sunday as the U.S. dominated play, winning 18 of 24 singles matches on the day.

The Americans won the overall competition, beating the international group, 38.5 to 21.5, and becoming the first team to repeat as Cup champions since the U.S. won in 2010-11.

Albane Valenzuela /Stanford Athletics
The U.S. also became the first visiting team to win the Cup since 2010, when Team USA topped Team Europe in Northern Ireland.

Lee, playing for the United States, beat Alabama signee Jiwon Jeon, out of South Korea via Daytona State, 7&5, and Valenzuela, playing for the International side, topped Alabama senior Lauren Stephenson, 1-up.

The U.S. is 12-9-1 in the Palmer Cup, which is a Ryder Cup-style tournament co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America in 1997. This was the first year the competition was expanded beyond Europe.

American Emilia Migliaccio, who plays at Wake Forest, was the lone golfer to finish with a 4-0 mark.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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