Europe Claims Palmer Cup by Monster
July 13, 2003
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Europe continued its hot play on Friday to claim the 2003 Palmer Cup by Monster, 14-10. The Europeans held a 7-5 lead after the first day, and claimed six of the 12 matches on Friday and halved two others for the win. The win was the first by Team Europe on American soil in the seven years of the Palmer Cup. The United States leads the series 4-2-1.
After winning five singles matches and halving two others in the afternoon session on Thursday, Team Europe come out blazing, winning two alternate-shot foursomes matches and halving another. Spanish teammates Alejandro Caqizares and Gonzalo Fdez.-Castaqo defeated Bill Haas and Chris Nallen, 3 and 1, to claim the first match. David Inglis and David Price picked up Europeï¿½s second foursome victory when they downed Jason Hartwick and Ryan Moore, 1-up. The United States only victory of the morning session came when Dustin Bray and Brandt Snedeker won 2 and 1 over David Skinns and Oliver Wilson.
Europe continued its domination of the singles matches when it claimed four matches and halved another. America won the first match of the afternoon when Bray defeated Wilson, 2 and 1. Europe would respond by winning the next three with victories by Caqizares, Castaqo and David Skinns. Team Europe clinched the Palmer Cup when Nilsson won his match 3 and 2 against Ryan Moore. Nallen and Rubinson won their matches for Team USA. Hartwick and Inglis halved their matches.
In the two-day event, Arizona's Chris Nallen posted a 2-2 record in his four matches, including a 1-1 record in singles play.
This annual Ryder Cup-style competition was played at the distinguished Cassique at The Kiawah Island Club courtesy of Monster Worldwide, Inc. Next year's matches will be held at Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland.
Europe 14, United States 10
Foursomes Match Results, July 11
Caqizares and Castaqo, EUR defeat Haas and Nallen, USA, 3 and 1
Bray and Snedeker, USA defeat Skinns and Wilson, EUR, 2 and 1
Rubinson and Tomasulo, USA halve Nilsson and Schauman, EUR
Inglis and Price, EUR defeat Hartwick and Moore, USA, 1-up
Singles Match Results, July 11
Bray, USA defeats Wilson, EUR, 2 and 1
Caqizares, EUR defeats Snedeker, USA, 3 and 1
Castaqo, EUR defeats Haas, USA, 3 and 2
Skinns, EUR defeats Tomasulo, USA, 1-up
Nallen, USA defeats Schauman, EUR, 2 and 1
Nilsson, EUR defeats Moore, USA, 3 and 2
Hartwick, USA, halves Inglis, EUR
Rubinson, USA defeats Price, EUR, 2 and 1
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