Men's Golf Results From Palmer Cup First and Second Rounds
Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect Tournament Notes
Jeff Quinney of Eugene, Ore. is the reigning U.S. Amateur Champion. Quinneywon the 2000 Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club, site of the 2001 Palmer Cup.Quinney defeated James Driscoll in a match that went 39 holes and lastedmore than 24 hours. Lightning and darkness forced play to be extended toMonday, August 28.
Quinney defeated his Palmer Cup teammate, Lucas Glover of Greenville, S.C.in the second round of the 2000 U.S. Amateur at Baltusrol GC.
Nine of the 16 players in the 2001 Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect havecompeted in the Palmer Cup at least once. Palmer Cup veterans are NickCassini, USA (2000), Jamie Elson, GB&I (2000), John Engler, USA (1999,2000), Lucas Glover, USA (2000), Graeme McDowell, GB&I (2000), Bryce Molder,USA (1998, 1999), Philip Rowe, GB&I (1999, 2000), Kyron Sullivan, GB&I(1998, 1999, 2000) and Chris Wisler, USA (2000).
Sullivan has competed in the Palmer Cup more than any other in its five-yearhistory. He has represented Great Britain and Ireland in the event fourtimes.
Rowe sank a 20-foot putt for birdie to halve the final match of the 2000Palmer Cup. The putt secured GB&I's first victory in the competition'shistory.
The United States leads the series with two wins, one loss and one tie.
The pin placements for the four rounds of the 2001 Palmer Cup presented byCSFBdirect will be in the same as the 1993 U.S. Open.
Erik Compton of Miami, Fla. finished second at the 2001 Northeast Amateur inRhode Island. Compton was defeated by Luke Donald in a six-hole playoff.After the playoff, Compton and six other Palmer Cup golfers drove more thanfour hours to arrive at the host hotel in Summit, N.J. at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
USA Coach Bob Ellis recently completed his final season as a college golfcoach. Ellis was at the helm of the Texas A&M program for 27 seasons.
The Golf Channel is taping the Palmer Cup for tape-delayed televisioncoverage. The two-hour highlight show will premier September 6.
The Golf Channel is placing microphones on the players throughout thecompetition to include in the broadcast.
Molder and Quinney were two of three amateurs that competed in the 2001 U.S.Open at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla. Quinney posted rounds of 82 and 73,and failed to make the cut. Molder was the high amateur, finishing tied for30th with a score of 288 (+8).
The 2001 Palmer Cup is presented by CSFBdirect, the online brokerage ofCredit Suisse First Boston.
Twelve of the 2001 Palmer Cup golfers earned PING All-America honors fortheir play in the 2000-2001 college season. GB&I PING All-Americans includeJamie Elson, David Inglis, Graeme McDowell and Oliver Wilson. Every playeron the USA team earned PING All-America honors.
Three universities have two players in the Palmer Cup.Jamie Elson and OliverWilson of Augusta State, John Engler and Lucas Glover of Clemson and NickCassini and Erik Compton of Georgia.
Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.Wednesday (A.M.), June 27, 2001
Game Score Team Players
Game 1 4 and 3 USA John Engler and Lucas Glover GB&I def. Philip Rowe and Kyron Sullivan
Game 2 4 and 3 USA Scott Lander and Nick Cassini GB&I def. Graeme McDowell and Justin Kehoe
Game 3 all square GB&I Oliver Wilson and Jamie Elson USA Jeff Quinney and Chris Wisler
Game 4 1 up USA Bryce Molder and Erik Compton GB&I def. Stuart Wilson and David Inglis
Team USA 3Team GB&I 0Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.Wednesday (P.M.), June 27, 2001
Foursomes MatchesGame Score Team Players
Game 5 5 and 3 USA Nick Cassini and Lucas Glover GB&I Graeme McDowell and Jamie Elson
Game 6 5 and 3 USA Jeff Quinney and Scott Lander GB&I def. Philip Rowe and Kyron Sullivan
Game 7 2 and 1 USA John Engler and Chris Wisler GB&I Oliver Wilson and Justin Kehoe
Game 8 4 and 3 GB&I Stuart Wilson and David Inglis USA def. Bryce Molder and Erik ComptonTeam USA 6Team GB&I 1Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.Thursday, June 28, 2001AM Singles Matches(one point per match)
United States leads Great Britain and Ireland, 6-1Game 9 7 a.m. GB&I Graeme McDowell USA Bryce Molder
Game 10 7:08 a.m. GB&I Jamie Elson USA Lucas Glover
Game 11 7:16 a.m. GB&I David Inglis USA Nick Cassini
Game 12 7:24 a.m. GB&I Stuart Wilson USA John Engler
Game 13 7:32 a.m. GB&I Oliver Wilson USA Chris Wisler
Game 14 7:40 a.m. GB&I Justin Kehoe USA Erik Compton
Game 15 7:48 p.m. GB&I Kyron Sullivan USA Scott Lander
Game 16 7:56 p.m. GB&I Philip Rowe USA Jeff Quinney