David Chung Helps U.S. to 6-2 Lead Over Europe After First Day of Palmer Cup
June 24, 2010
PORTRUSH, Norhern Ireland - Stanford junior David Chung won both of his matches on Thursday to help the United States to a 6-2 lead over Europe after the first day of the Palmer Cup being contested at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
Chung partnered with Jonathan Randolph to defeat David Lingmerth and Patrick Spraggs, 1-up in the four-ball matche and defeated the same European pair in the afternoon foursome match.
Chung and Randolph won the first hole with birdie and led throughout. The two teams halved the next two holes before the U.S. won No. 4 by concession and the fifth and sixth with birdie to move to 4-up. Chung and Randolph moved the lead to five after eight holes. Europe would trim the lead to 3-down after No. 11, but the Americans won Nos. 13 and 14 to close out the match.
'They did great,' said United States Head Coach Chris Zambri. 'As it turns out we lost the first two matches of the event and we've won since then. I'm proud of my guys. I'm proud of Jonathan (Randolph) and David (Chung) for winning two matches and winning convincingly. I'm also proud of the guys who had close matches that could have gone either way and luckily for us they went our way. That's the real sign of a champion, to win a close match. Their whole lives they will be playing in close matches and they'll have to play important rounds and it's great to see them step up when they need to.'
Chung will face Europe's Rhys Enochs in Friday's singles competition.
Friday's round will consist of singles matches and begin at 10 a.m.
Royal Portrush Golf Club
United States 6, Europe 2
Four-Ball Matches Results
Henrik Norlander/Pontus Widegren, Europe def. Scott Langley/Corey Nagy, United States, 4 and 3
Rhys Enoch/Andrea Pavan, Europe def. John Chin/Daniel Miernicki, United States, 3 and 2
David Chung/Jonathan Randolph, United States def. David Lingmerth/Patrick Spraggs, Europe, 1-up
Tyson Alexander/Russell Henley, United States def. James Byrne/Jesper Kennegard, Europe, 3 and 1
Foursomes Matches Results
John Chin/Daniel Miernicki, United States def. Rhys Enoch/Andrea Pavan, Europe, 1-up
David Chung/Jonathan Randolph, United States def. David Lingmerth/Patrick Spraggs, Europe, 5 and 4
Scott Langley/Corey Nagy, United States def. James Byrne/Pontus Widegren, Europe, 2-up
Tyson Alexander/Russell Henley, United States def. Jesper Kennegard/Henrik Norlander, Europe, 1-up
Singles Matches Pairings
Henrik Norlander, Europe vs. Daniel Miernicki, United State
David Lingmerth, Europe vs. John Chin, United States
Pontus Widegren, Europe vs. Corey Nagy, United States
Andrea Pavan, Europe vs. Scott Langley, Unites States
James Byrne, Europe vs. Jonathan Randolph, United States
Rhys Enoch, Europe vs. David Chung, United States
Patrick Spraggs, Europe vs. Tyson Alexander, United States
Jesper Kennegard, Europe vs. Russell Henley, United States