Ziegler, U.S. falls to Europe In 2009 Palmer Cup
June 8, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Steve Ziegler, participating in his first Palmer Cup with the U.S. squad, wrapped up competition on Friday as the Americans fell to the Europeans 13-11 in the annual Ryder Cup-style collegiate competition.
Ziegler went 2-2 individually, splitting each of his singles matches and winning his foursomes match with partner Erik Flores of UCLA.
Europe captured a 7.5-4.5 lead over the U.S. after the first day, taking four and a half of the nine singles matches and three of the four-ball matches. Ziegler was one of only three Americans to win his singles match the first day, defeating Andrea Pavan (Texas A&M) 2 and 1, but later fell to Pavan and his partner Leonardo Motta (ILUM Milan) 2-up in the four-ball match.
On the second day, the Euros retained its three-point lead following the morning's foursome matches, as the teams split foursomes. Ziegler and Flores defeated Stephan Gross (Arizona State) and Chris Paisley (Tennessee) 1-up.
Despite winning the majority of the second set of singles matches, the Americans were unable to close the deficit and fell by two points to the Europeans. This is the second year in a row the Europeans have won, and the second time they have done so on American soil. The win evened the all-time series, 6-6-1.
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Four-Ball Matches Results
Jorge Campillo/Tim Sluiter, Europe def. Bud Cauley/Trent Leon, USA, 2-up
Henrik Norlander/Robin Wingardh, Europe def. Erik Flores/Adam Mitchell, USA, 6 and 4
Leonardo Motta/Andrea Pavan, Europe def. Mike Van Sickle/Steve Ziegler, USA, 2-up
Morgan Hoffmann/Cameron Tringale, USA def. Stephan Gross/Chris Paisley, Europe, 2-up
Europe leads 3-1
Singles Matches Pairings
Bud Cauley, USA def. Robin Wingardh, Europe, 4 and 3
Jorge Campillo, Europe def. Mike Van Sickle, USA, 1-up
Tim Sluiter, Europe halved Cameron Tringale, USA
Leonardo Motta, Europe def. Morgan Hoffmann, USA, 2-up
Stephan Gross, Europe def. Erik Flores, USA, 3 and 1
Steve Ziegler, USA def. Andrea Pavan, Europe, 2 and 1
Adam Mitchell, USA def. Chris Paisley, Europe, 4 and 2
Henrik Norlander, Europe def. Trent Leon, USA, 3 and 2
Europe leads 7.5-4.5
Foursomes Matches Results
Jorge Campillo/Tim Sluiter, Europe def. Bud Cauley/Mike Van Sickle, USA, 5 and 4
Erik Flores/Steve Ziegler, USA def. Stephan Gross/Chris Paisley, Europe, 1-up
Leonardo Motta/Andrea Pavan, Europe def. Trent Leon/Adam Mitchell, USA, 3 and 2
Morgan Hoffmann/Cameron Tringale, USA def. Henrik Norlander/Robin Wingardh, Europe, 1-up
Europe leads 9.5-6.5
Singles Matches Results
Jorge Campillo, Europe def. Bud Cauley, USA, 2 and 1
Stephan Gross, Europe def. Steve Ziegler, USA, 5 and 4
Tim Sluiter, Europe def. Morgan Hoffmann, USA, 1-up
Cameron Tringale, USA def. Chris Paisley, Europe, 1-up
Mike Van Sickle, USA def. Leonardo Motta, Europe, 8 and 7
Andrea Pavan, Europe halved Erik Flores, USA
Trent Leon, USA def. Robin Wingardh, Europe, 2 and 1
Adam Mitchell, USA def. Henrik Norlander, Europe, 3 and 2
Europe leads 13-11