USA Extends Lead at Palmer Cup
Jacket seniors Albertson, Schniederjans each win singles matches Saturday
Sugar Grove, Ill. - Georgia Tech seniors Ollie Schniederjans and Anders Albertson each won their matches Saturday as the United States won seven singles contests and increased its lead to 13 ½-6 ½ over Europe after three rounds of the 2015 Palmer Cup matches at Rich Harvest Farms.
The United States claimed 7 ½ of 10 points during Saturday's singles session, and needs 15 ½ points to reclaim the Palmer Cup while Europe would retain the Cup with 15 points or better.
Schniederjans, ranked No. 13 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, never trailed in his match against Jon Rahm of Spain, who has been the world's No. 1 since the end of March, winning 2 and 1. He won the third hole and never gave up his lead, increasing it to two holes with a par at the 12th and holding that until they halved the 17th. The Tech senior faces Max Rottluff in his final singles match Sunday.
Albertson won by the same score over France's Clement Sordet, who is ranked 27th in the world. The Woodstock, Ga., native, ranked 93rd in the world, erased a one-hole deficit with a par at 12 and a birdie at 13, then closed out the match with another birdie at 17. The Tech senior faces Sordet again in Sunday's leadoff match.
The teams will again face off in 10 singles matches for Sunday's final round.
2015 PALMER CUP
Rich Harvest Farms / Sugar Grove, Ill.
Third Round Singles Results
Match 11: Thomas Detry, Europe def. Lee McCoy, United States, 5 and 4
Match 12: Ollie Schniederjans, United States def. Jon Rahm, Europe, 2 and 1
Match 13: Max Rottluff, Europe def. Carr Vernon, United States, 1-up
Match 14: Kyle Jones, United States halved Adrian Meronk, Europe
Match 15: Robby Shelton, United States def Rowin Caron, Europe, 3 and 2
Match 16: Hunter Stewart, United States def. Mathias Eggenberger, Europe, 6 and 5
Match 17: Anders Albertson, United States def. Clement Sordet, Europe, 2 and 1
Match 18: Jack Maguire, United States def. Gary Hurley, Europe, 6 and 5
Match 19: Beau Hossler, United States def. Matthias Schwab, Europe, 1-up
Match 20: Maverick McNealy, United States def. Pep Angles, Europe, 2 and 1
Final Round Singles Pairings
Game 21 - 8:00 am: Anders Albertson, United States vs. Clement Sordet, Europe
Game 22 - 8:09 am: Hunter Stewart, United States vs. Thomas Detry, Europe
Game 23 - 8:18 am: Beau Hossler, United States vs. Pep Angles, Europe
Game 24 - 8:27 am: Maverick McNealy, United States vs. Adrian Meronk, Europe
Game 25 - 8:36 am: Ollie Schniederjans, United States vs. Max Rottluff, Europe
Game 26 - 8:45 am: Carr Vernon, United States vs. Mathias Schwab, Europe
Game 27 - 8:54 am: Jack Maguire, United States vs. Gary Hurley, Europe
Game 28 - 9:03 am: Kyle Jones, United States vs. Rowin Caron, Europe
Game 29 - 9:12 am: Robby Shelton, United States vs. Mathias Eggenberger, Europe
Game 30 - 9:21 am: Lee McCoy, United States vs. Jon Rahm, Europe