USC's Allisen Corpuz Early Committee Pick For 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup
Senior Allisen Corpuz was one of three early committee picks for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup that will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., June 11-13, announced live today on Golf Channel.
Corpuz joins Rachel Kuehn of Wake Forest and Brooke Matthews of Arkansas who can all make early reservations for the Palmer Cup later this year. Corpuz and Kuehn played for the U.S. in the recently completed 2020 Palmer Cup in late December, as did Trojans Alyaa Abdulghany and Gabriela Ruffels for the international side. Corpuz went 2-1 for Team USA.
"I'm extremely excited to be named to the team," Corpuz said. "It's a special team and to play in an event that has Mr. Palmer's legacy behind it, is awesome."
The Honolulu, Hawai'i, native has started her fifth-year senior season on fire, winning two of USC's first three events while leading the Trojans to victories in all three.
She opened the season with a win at the Lamkin San Diego Invitational at 2-under 214, her first medalist honor in a 54-hole event. Corpuz followed it with a third at the Sun Devil Winter Classic at 3-under 213 and then won The Gold Rush at 10-under 206, posting career bests for most under par as well as low round with her final round 66.
Corpuz led USC with 13 rounds under par last year and has opened 2021 with eight in nine outings, including a current streak of six in row. She also co-led USC with four rounds in the 60s last year and has already notched three this season.
Her three top 3 finishes in her first three tournaments is a USC first since Jennifer Song won her first two events of the 2009-10 season and took second in her third.
"Our program is so pleased to have Allisen represent us with an early committee selection to the Palmer Cup," USC Head Coach Justin Silverstein said. "Her resumé this season is as good as anyone's in the country and there's no one more deserving. Allisen is also incredibly well respected among her peers which makes her a great teammate in events like this."