USA leads Europe, 6-4, at Palmer Cup
Jacket seniors Albertson, Schniederjans each split Friday matches
Sugar Grove, Ill. - Georgia Tech seniors Ollie Schniederjans and Anders Albertson each split their Friday matches as the United States took a 6-4 lead after the first two rounds of the 2015 Palmer Cup matches at Rich Harvest Farms.
Team USA won the first three matches of the day and four of the five morning foursomes matches. Schniederjans and Lee McCoy got the Americans off to a quick start with a 4 and 3 victory over Thomas Detry and Jon Rahm. Europe won the first hole and were two up thru No. 3 but the Americans responded by claiming the next two holes. The Americans took the lead with birdie on No. 9 and carded three more birdies on Nos. 10, 11 and 14.
Anders Albertson and Jack Maguire held on for a 1-up win against Mathias Eggenberger and Gary Hurley to give Team USA the final point of the foursomes session. The Americans led almost the entire match and extended their lead to 4-up through 12. Europe won No. 13 with birdie and tallied three more birdies on Nos. 15-17 to square the match. The United States claimed the final hole with par to close the match.
Europe came back to win three of five alternate-shot matches in the afternoon round. Schniederjans and McCoy teamed up again in the leadoff match but this time never held a lead and lost 4 and 3 to Detry and Adrian Meronk. The same was true for Albertson and Maguire, who dropped a 2 and 1 decision to Max Ruttluff and Matthias Schwab.
The teams will face off in 10 singles matches for Saturday's third round.
2015 PALMER CUP
Rich Harvest Farms / Sugar Grove, Ill.
Foursomes Matches Results
Match 1: Lee McCoy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA def. Thomas Detry/Jon Rahm, Europe, 4 and 3
Match 2: Kyle Jones/Carr Vernon, USA def. Max Rottluff/Matthias Schwab, Europe, 3 and 2
Match 3: Robby Shelton/Hunter Stewart USA def. Rowin Caron/Clement Sordet, Europe, 3 and 2
Match 4: Anders Albertson/Jack Maguire USA def. Mathias Eggenberger/Gary Hurley, Europe, 1-up
Match 5: Pep Angles/Adrian Meronk, Europe def. Beau Hossler/Maverick McNealy, USA, 3 and 2
Second Round Four-Ball Results
Match 6: Thomas Detry/Adrian Meronk, Europe def. Lee McCoy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA, 4 and 3
Match 7: Mathias Eggenberger/Gary Hurley, Europe def. Kyle Jones/Carr Vernon, USA, 3 and 2
Match 8: Robby Shelton/Hunter Stewart, USA def. Rowin Caron/Clement Sordet, Europe, 2-up
Match 9: Max Rottluff/Matthias Schwab, Europe def. Anders Albertson/Jack Maguire USA, 2 and 1
Match 10: Beau Hossler/Maverick McNealy, USA def. Pep Angles/Jon Rahm, Europe, 2 and 1
Saturday, June 13
Third Round Singles Pairings
Match 11: Lee McCoy, United States vs. Thomas Detry, Europe
Match 12: Ollie Schniederjans, United States vs. Jon Rahm, Europe
Match 13: Carr Vernon, United States vs. Max Rottluff, Europe
Match 14: Kyle Jones, United States vs. Adrian Meronk, Europe
Match 15: Robby Shelton, United States vs. Rowin Caron, Europe
Match 16: Hunter Stewart, United States vs. Mathias Eggenberger, Europe
Match 17: Anders Albertson, United States vs. Clement Sordet, Europe
Match 18: Jack Maguire, United States vs. Gary Hurley, Europe
Match 19: Beau Hossler, United States vs. Matthias Schwab, Europe
Match 20: Maverick McNealy, United States vs. Pep Angles, Europe
Sunday, June 14
Singles Matches (ten groups) 8:30 a.m.; 8:42 a.m..; 8:54 a.m. --- 10:18 a.m.
Closing Ceremonies - Following the conclusion of Singles Matches