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Forsterling, Rosholt Competing at Palmer Cup

Jun 30, 2022

VANDŒUVRES, Switzerland - Team International leads Team USA 6.5 to 5.5 after the first 12 matches of the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup at Golf Club de Genéve. 

Sun Devil Women's Golf's Alexandra Forsterling and Calynne Rosholt are competing alongside Sun Devil Men's Golf's James Leow and Josele Ballester in the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup, taking place July 1-3 at Golf Club de Genève in Geneva. 

The action continues tomorrow, with the Foursome session kicking things off in the morning. This is the first of two sets of matches between the International and USA teams tomorrow, with the Mixed Foursome taking place in the afternoon.

For the fifth consecutive year, Sun Devil Golf will be represented at the premier international amateur event featuring only collegiate golfers. This time, both the men's and women's programs will send multiple participants to compete in the first Palmer Cup ever held in Switzerland.

"We are thrilled to have two terrific Sun Devils make the Palmer Cup International squad along with their men's team teammates James and Josele," Sun Devil Women's Golf Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "It is such a great accomplishment for both programs. To have both Alexandra and Calynne make the team as rankings selections is very special."

The top six golfers from the final Palmer Cup Ranking from both the United States and International men and women automatically qualified for selection. The rest of the field was determined by the Palmer Cup committee, with a total of 24 golfers named to each team. They will compete in the Ryder Cup-style international collegiate event between the United States and International Team.

Alexandra Forsterling was one of six International female rankings selections, finishing No. 1 in the final Palmer Cup International rankings. Calynne Rosholt was one of six United States female rankings selections, finishing No. 5 in the final Palmer Cup American Rankings. James Leow will be the first competitor from Singapore, earning a spot on the International team as a coach's pick, chosen by Cal Poly and International team Head Coach Phil Rowe. Josele Ballester was the most recent addition to the field after putting the finishing touches on a terrific freshman campaign. 

Rosholt joins men's golf's Jeff Quinney (2001) as the only Sun Devils to get selected to the United States' team, with both programs known for their ability to attract and develop International golfers.  

Here is a closer look at tomorrow's matchups:

Round 2 - Foursome Pairings
7:30 am
Benedetta Moresco and Chiara Tamburlini (International) vs. Rachel Heck and Erica Shepherd (USA)
7:30 am
Archie Davies and Christo Lamprecht (International) vs. Nick Gabrelcik and Dylan Menante (USA)
7:40 am
Fred Biondi and Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen (International) vs. Gordon Sargent and Cole Sherwood (USA)
7:40 am
Heather Lin and Hsin-Yu Lu (International) vs. Gurleen Kaur and Antonia Malate (USA)
7:50 am
Carolina Chacarra and Julia Lopez Ramirez (International) vs. Olivia Mitchell and Calynne Rosholt (USA)
7:50 am
David Kitt and James Leow (International) vs. Michael Brennan and Palmer Jackson (USA)
8:00 am
Josele Ballester and Mateo Fernández de Oliveira (International) vs. Jake Doggett and Travis Vick (USA)
8:00 am
Lorna McClymont and Amelia Williamson (International) vs. Anna Morgan and Latanna Stone (USA)
8:10 am
Alexandra Forsterling and Aline Krauter (International) vs. Brooke Seay and Rose Zhang (USA)
8:10 am
Adrien Dumont de Chassart and Frederik Kjettrup (International) vs. Sam Bennett and Walker Lee (USA)
8:20 am
Ludvig Åberg and Albin Bergstrom (International) vs. Johnny Keefer and Michael Thorbjornsen (USA)
8:20 am
Kajsa Arwefjäll and Ashley Lau (International) vs. Amari Avery and Rachel Kuehn (USA)

Round 3 - Mixed Foursome Pairings
1:30 pm
Josele Ballester and Carolina Chacarra (International) vs. Nick Gabrelcik and Rachel Heck (USA)
1:30 pm
Archie Davies and Amelia Williamson (International) vs. Antonia Malate and Dylan Menante (USA)
1:40 pm
Mateo Fernández de Oliveira and Julia Lopez Chacarra (International) vs. Calynne Rosholt and Cole Sherwood (USA)
1:40 pm
Heather Lin and Hsin-Yu Lu (International) vs. Gurleen Kaur and Antonia Malate (USA)
1:50 pm
Fred Biondi and Benedetta Moresco (International) vs. Latanna Stone and Travis Vick (USA)
1:50 pm
David Kitt and Lorna McClymont (International) vs. Sam Bennett and Erica Shepherd (USA)
2:00 pm
Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen and Chiara Tamburlini (International) vs. Gurleen Kaur and Walker Lee (USA)
2:00 pm
James Leow and Hsin-Yu Lu (International) vs. Johnny Keefer and Anna Morgan (USA)
2:10 pm
Ludvig Åberg and Alexandra Forsterling (International) vs. Palmer Jackson and Brooke Seay (USA)
2:10 pm
Adrien Dumont de Chassart and Ashley Lau (International) vs. Michael Thorbjornsen and Rose Zhang (USA)
2:20 pm
Frederik Kjettrup and Aline Krauter (International) vs. Michael Brennan and Rachel Kuehn (USA)
2:20 pm
Kajsa Arwefjäll and Albin Bergstrom (International) vs. Amari Avery and Gordon Sargent (USA)

LAST TIME OUT
In the 2020 Palmer Cup, Sun Devil Women's Golf's Linn Grant and Olivia Mehaffey along with Team International earned the win in the 24th edition of the Arnold Palmer Cup, defeating Team USA by a final tally of 40.5-19.5.
 
The International side claimed 14 of the 24 points up for grabs during the singles matches on the final day to seal the victory. The win trims the United States all-time lead in the series to 12-11-1. It is the second straight win for the International side on American turf.
 
Grant (Sweden) and Mehaffey (Ireland) were key contributors to the win, with their consistent play allowing the International Team to maintain a healthy lead throughout the tournament. After jumping out to a 9-3 advantage after the Mixed Fourball competition on the first day, the International side never looked back, cruising to a victory at Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Sun Devil Men's Golf's David Puig (Spain) was also a member of the victorious International Team.

SUN DEVILS IN THE ARNOLD PALMER CUP
Alexandra Forsterling (2022)
Calynne Rosholt (2022)
Josele Ballester (2022)
James Leow (2022)
Linn Grant
 (2020)
David Puig (2020 & 2021)
Olivia Mehaffey (2018 & 2020)
Chun An Yu (2019)
Alex del Rey (2019)
Jon Rahm (2014 & 2015)
Max Rottluff (2015)
Jesper Kennegard (2010)
James Byrne (2010)
Stephan Gross (2009)
Alejandro Canizares (2003, 2004, 2005, & 2006)
Jeff Quinney (2001)

HISTORY OF THE PALMER CUP
The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in 1997. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men's and women's university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players. The Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world's greatest courses, including The Old Course at St. Andrews, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. Beginning with the 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club, the Arnold Palmer Cup is the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.

 

Since its inception, over 125 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, European, or LPGA Tours; 32 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, or Solheim Cup and more than 65 have claimed over 285 victories on the PGA, European, or LPGA Tours, including three major champions in both 2020 and 2021. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 13-11-1.

ABOUT GOLF CLUB de GENEVE

Founded in 1922, Golf Club de Genève features a course designed in 1973 by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and fully renovated by his son Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 2018. A par 72 that plays to 6,821 yards, the course offers views of the city, Lake Geneva, the iconic Mont Blanc and the surrounding Alps. Since 1989 this inspiring setting has hosted the Challenge Tour's Rolex Trophy, a prize won by three Palmer Cup alumni: Alex Norén, Nacho Elvira, and Pedro Oriol. The Club also hosted the 1975 European Junior Championship, the 1982 Espirito Santo Trophy, and several Swiss International matches.

HOW TO FOLLOW
The Arnold Palmer Cup social media channels will have coverage of the event on Twitter & Instagram (@ArnoldPalmerCup) as well as their Facebook (facebook.com/ArnoldPalmerCup). For the latest updates and information on the Sun Devil Women's Golf program, follow our Twitter/Instagram accounts (@SunDevilWGolf), like our Facebook page (facebook.com/sundevilwgolf/), and visit our website (thesundevils.com).