Schniederjans Wins in Singles for USA at Palmer Cup
USA and Europe all square entering Saturday's final round at Walton Heath Golf Club
June 27, 2014
Walton-on-the-Hill, England - Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans defeated Europe's Pep Angles Friday morning while the United States won four singles matches and halved three others to pull into a tie at 10 apiece at the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club.
It marks the first time the two sides were tied entering the final round since 2005 at Whistling Straits.
The Americans won the first four matches to finish Friday to pull ahead before the Europeans went 3-0-3 in the later matches to come away even at the end of the day.
Schniederjans, Tech's rising senior from Powder Springs, Ga., pushed Team USA ahead in the second match to finish with a 3 and 1 result over Pep Angles. The two halved the first hole before Schniederjans won the next three to build a lead he would not relinquish. Angles was able to cut the lead to 2-down on four occasions but conceded No. 17 to end the match.
Trey Mullinax won the opening match of the day, downing Thomas Detry, 3 and 1, and the American winning streak extended to three matches when Robby Shelton defeated Jon Rahm, 1-up. Bryson Dechambeau claimed another for the U.S., beating Louis Tomlinson, 5 and 4, which gave the United States an 8 ½-5 ½ lead at the time.
Ricardo Gouveia ended the American winning streak when he beat Brandon Hagy, 1-up.
Final round singles matches tee off at 9 a.m. Saturday. Schniederjans will be fourth off the tee for the Americans against Tomlinson.
Walton Heath Golf Club
Europe 10, United States 10
Third Round Singles Results
Match 11: Trey Mullinax, USA def. Thomas Detry, Europe, 3 and 1
Match 12: Robby Shelton, USA def. Jon Rahm, Europe, 1-up
Match 13: Ollie Schniederjans, USA def. Pep Angles, Europe, 3 and 1
Match 14: Ricardo Gouveia, Europe def. Brandon Hagy, USA, 1-up
Match 15: Erik Oja, Europe halved Wyndham Clark, USA
Match 16: James Ross, Europe def. Stewart Jolly, USA, 4 and 2
Match 17: Bryson Dechambeau, USA def. Louis Tomlinson, Europe, 5 and 4
Match 18: Paul Dunne, Europe halved Anthony Maccaglia, USA
Match 19: Grant Forrest, Europe def. Jack Maguire, 3 and 2
Match 20: Jack McDonald, Europe halved Rico Hoey, USA
Final Round Singles Pairings
Game 21 - 9 am: James Ross, Europe vs. Brandon Hagy, USA
Game 22 - 9:10 am: Grant Forrest, Europe vs. Trey Mullinax, USA
Game 23 - 9:20 am: Paul Dunne, Europe vs. Robby Shelton, USA
Game 24 - 9:30 am: Louis Tomlinson, Europe vs. Ollie Schniederjans, USA
Game 25 - 9:40 am: Jack McDonald, Europe vs. Bryson Dechambeau, USA
Game 26 - 9:50 am: Thomas Detry, Europe vs. Jack Maguire, USA
Game 27 - 10 am: Jon Rahm, Europe vs. Wyndham Clark, USA
Game 28 - 10:10 am: Erik Oja, Europe vs. Anthony Maccaglia, USA
Game 29 - 10:20 am: Ricardo Gouveia, Europe vs. Stewart Jolly, USA
Game 30 - 10:30 am: Pep Angles, Europe vs. Rico Hoey, USA