Schniederjans Finishes Strong on Final Day of Palmer Cup
Tech senior claims only U.S. win on Saturday as Europe claims Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club
June 28, 2014
Walton-on-the-Hill, England -
Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans captured an easy victory in his singles match Saturday, but Europe dominated final day singles matches of the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath - claiming 8.5 of 10 points - to defeat the United States, 18.5-11.5.
The United States’ lone victory Saturday was Ollie Schniederjans over Louis Tomlinson, 5 and 3. Schniederjans went 1-up after the first and was 3-up thru 5. Tomlinson moved the match to all square after posting birdie-birdie-par beginning at the sixth hole. Schniederjans took the lead for the duration at No. 9. He won Nos. 11, 13, 14 and 15 to close the match.
The Tech rising senior went 3-1 on the weekend for the United States.
Europe has won the last two Palmer Cups staged in Europe. The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series, 9-8-1.
James Ross began the European tidal wave with a 3 and 2 victory over Brandon Hagy. The Americans were able to scratch in only one other match, when Rico Hoey pulled out a half against Pep Angles in the final match.
Schniederjans will remain in England for the next few days and attempt to qualify for the 2014 Open Championship on Tuesday.
Walton Heath Golf Club
Europe 18.5, United States 11.5
Final Round Singles Results
Game 21: James Ross, Europe def. Brandon Hagy, USA, 3 and 2
Game 22: Grant Forrest, Europe def. Trey Mullinax, USA, 3 and 2
Game 23: Paul Dunne, Europe def. Robby Shelton, USA, 1-up
Game 24: Ollie Schniederjans, USA def. Louis Tomlinson, Europe, 5 and 3
Game 25: Jack McDonald, Europe def. Bryson Dechambeau, USA, 2 and 1
Game 26: Thomas Detry, Europe def. Jack Maguire, USA, 4 and 3
Game 27: Jon Rahm, Europe def. Wyndham Clark, USA, 4 and 2
Game 28: Erik Oja, Europe def. Anthony Maccaglia, USA, 3 and 2
Game 29: Ricardo Gouveia, Europe def. Stewart Jolly, USA, 3 and 2
Game 30: Pep Angles, Europe halved Rico Hoey, USA