Men's Golfer Philip Rowe To Compete In Palmer Cup

June 26, 2001

Springfield, N.J. - The Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect, named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, began today at Baltusrol Golf Club with an opening ceremony followed by a Collegiate-Am tournament on the historic Lower Course.

Eight players representing the United States will compete against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) in the Ryder Cup-style event June 27-28.

Festivities officially began this morning as tournament director Tim Brown declared the games open at the opening ceremony. The ceremony included the raising of the flags of the participating countries, national anthems and speeches from coaches and players.

Competition will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. as players team-up in fourball matches. Tomorrow afternoon's matches are scheduled to begin at approximately 1:30 p.m., and will follow a foursomes format.

Thursday morning and afternoon will be singles matches beginning at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Live scoring of the event can be found online at and

A tape delayed two-hour highlight show will air on The Golf Channel on September 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will re-air at 11 p.m. on September 6 and again at 9 a.m. on September 15.

Great Britain and Ireland TeamName               SchoolJamie Elson        Augusta State UniversityDavid Inglis       University of TulsaJustin Kehoe       University College DublinGraeme McDowell    University of Alabama-BirminghamPhilip Rowe        Stanford UniversityKyron Sullivan     University of Wales Cardiff, InstituteStuart Wilson      University of AbertayOliver Wilson      Augusta State

Head Coach: Keith WilliamsTeam Manager: Clive Brown

United States TeamName SchoolNick Cassini University of GeorgiaErik Compton University of GeorgiaJohn Engler Clemson UniversityLucas Glover Clemson UniversityScott Lander UNLVBryce Molder Georgia TechJeff Quinney Arizona State UniversityChris Wisler East Tennessee State

Head Coach: Bob Ellis, Texas A&M UniversityTeam Manager: Mark Simpson, University of Colorado

The GCAA is proud to have the following companies as official sponsors of the Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect: Ashworth, Inc., Bass Travel, bigTime Sports Apparel, BlueGolf, Club Car, Inc., Club Glove, IMG, Jostens/Midwest Trophy, National Radio Rentals and Sales, Oakley, Softspikes, Sun Mountain Sports, TaylorMade - adidas Golf Company, Team Effort, Titleist & Foot-Joy Worldwide and Zero Restriction.

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