Schniederjans and Hagy Split Opening-Day Matches at Palmer Cup
Europe Leads 5.5-4.5 at Walton Heath Golf Club after winning three of five afternoon matches
June 26, 2014
Walton-on-the-Hill, England -
Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans and California’s Brandon Hagy split their matches on opening day, and Europe claimed the final two matches of the four-ball session Thursday afternoon to take a 5.5-4.5 lead at the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club.
Thomas Detry and Jon Rahm claimed their second match of the day for Europe with a 3 and 2 victory over Brandon Hagy and Ollie Schniederjans. Detry birdied the first hole and Team Europe led wire-to-wire. Rahm won Nos. 3 and 5 with birdie to push the lead to 3-up but Team USA cut the lead to 1-up thru No. 9. Europe claimed No. 12 to get back to 2-up and closed the match at No. 16.
The duo had given the Americans an early lead in the morning foursomes matches by winning the opening match 2 and 1. Schniederjans and Hagy took a lead they would never relinquish after Europeans Paul Dunne and Grant Forrest conceded the third hole. Hagy and Schniederjans pushed their lead to as much as 4-up during the match.
Europe took the team lead when Pep Angles and and Louis Tomlinson downed Bryson Dechambeau and Anthony Maccaglia, 1-up. The USA held a 1-up lead on three occasions, last holding the lead thru 13. Beginning at No. 14 Europe won three straight holes to surge ahead, 2-up. Team USA cut the lead to 1-down with a birdie at No. 17 but both sides parred No. 18 to give Europe the 1-up victory.
Third round singles matches tee off at 9 a.m. Schniederjans will be third off for the USA and take on Europe’s Pep Angles, who was on the winning side in both of his matches Thursday.
Walton Heath Golf Club
June 26, 2014
Europe 5.5, United States 4.5
First-Round Four-Ball Matches Pairings
Match 1: Brandon Hagy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA defeat Paul Dunne/Grant Forrest, Europe, 2 and 1
Match 2: Thomas Detry/Jon Rahm, Europe def. Trey Mullinax/Robby Shelton, USA, 2 and 1
Match 3: Ricardo Gouveia/Erik Oja, Europe def. Rico Hoey/Jack Maguire, USA, 3 and 2
Match 4: Pep Angles/Louis Tomlinson, Europe halved Wyndham Clark/Anthony Maccaglia, USA, halved
Match 5: Bryson Dechambeau/Stewart Jolly, USA def. Jack McDonald/James Ross, Europe, 1-up
Second Round Four-Ball Results
Match 6: Thomas Detry/Jon Rahm Europe def. Brandon Hagy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA, 3 and 2
Match 7: Trey Mullinax/Robby Shelton, USA def. Ricardo Gouveia/Erik Oja, Europe, 4 and 3
Match 7: Rico Hoey/Jack Maguire, USA def. Paul Dunne/Grant Forrest, Europe, 4 and 2
Match 9: Pep Angles/Louis Tomlinson, Europe def. Bryson Dechambeau/Anthony Maccaglia, USA, 1-up
Match 10: Jack McDonald/James Ross, Europe def. Wyndham Clark/Stewart Jolly USA, 3 and 1
Third Round Singles Pairings
Match 11: Thomas Detry, Europe vs. Trey Mullinax, USA
Match 12: Jon Rahm, Europe vs. Robby Shelton, USA
Match 13: Pep Angles, Europe vs. Ollie Schniederjans, USA
Match 14: Ricardo Gouveia, Europe vs. Brandon Hagy, USA
Match 15: Erik Oja, Europe vs. Wyndham Clark, USA
Match 16: James Ross, Europe vs. Stewart Jolly, USA
Match 17: Louis Tomlinson, Europe vs. Bryson Dechambeau, USA
Match 18: Paul Dunne, Europe vs. Anthony Maccaglia, USA
Match 19: Grant Forrest, Europe vs. Jack Maguire, USA
Match 20: Jack McDonald, Europe vs. Rico Hoey, USA