Wednesday, April 21, 2010
David Chung is named to the 2010 Palmer Cup team
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore David Chung has been selected to compete for the United States team at the 2010 Palmer Cup which will be held June 24-26 at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland.
The Palmer Cup is an international collegiate that matches top players from the United States and Europe in a Ryder Cup-style event.
Joining Chung on the United State's team will be Florida's Tyson Alexander, John Chin of UCI, Dustin Garza of Wichita State, Georgia's Russell Henley, Daniel Miernicki of Oregon, Charlotte's Corey Nagy and Jonathan Randolph of Mississippi. The U.S. squad will be lead by head coach Chris Zambri of Southern California and assistant coach Brian Sharp of Virginia Tech. Although the United States team does not have a returning player, Alexander's father Buddy coached the U.S. squad to victory at Whistling Straits in 2005.
The European team will consist of James Byrne and Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State, East Tennessee State's Rhys Enoch, David Lingmerth of Arkansas, Augusta State's Henrik Norlander, Andrea Pavan of Texas A&M, Stirling's Patrick Spraggs and Pontus Widegren of UCLA. Italy's Pavan and Norlander of Sweden will be competing in their second Palmer Cup after leading the Euros to victory last summer at Cherry Hills Country Club. Byrne hails from Scotland, Enoch and Spraggs from England and Kennegard, Lingmerth and Widegren from Sweden. Dean Robertson of Scotland and Sweden's Walle Danewid will coach the European team for the second-straight year.
The all-time Palmer Cup series is tied 6-6-1.
Here's a Golf Week article about the 2010 Palmer Cup participants.