Sluiter, Lovemark Selected To Play In 2009 Palmer Cup

April 23, 2009

USC junior Jamie Lovemark and Trojan sophomore Tim Sluiter have been selected to be among the golfers representing the U.S. and Europe, respectively, in the 2009 Palmer Cup, the annual Ryder Cup-style competition scheduled for June 3-5 at the Cherry Hills C.C. in Denver.

Lovemark played for the U.S. in the Palmer Cup in 2007 while Sluiter played for Europe in 2008.

The remainder of the American team will consist of Bud Cauley of Alabama, Oklahoma State's Morgan Hoffmann and Trent Leon, Georgia's Adam Mitchell, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech, Marquette's Mike Van Sickle and Colorado native Steve Ziegler of Stanford.

Representing the Europeans in addition to Sluiter will be Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Arizona State's Stephan Gross, Leonardo Motta of IULM Milan, Augusta State's Henrik Norlander, Chris Paisley and Robin Wingardh of Tennessee and Texas A&M's Andrea Pavan. Gross is the first Palmer Cup participant from Germany. Motta and Pavan hail from Italy, Paisley from England and Norlander and Wingardh from Sweden.

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The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series 6-5-1.

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