Thursday, April 21, 2011

Andrew Yun picked for Palmer Cup to represent US vs Europe in June

Congratulations to sophomore Andrew Yun, named to represent the United States in the Palmer Cup vs Europe to be played June 9-11 in Connecticutt.

It's been a remarkably consistent season by Andrew in 2010-11 coming on the heels of  very strong summer play.  Andrew's 70.8 stroke average is low on the team by almost 3 strokes and he has 6 top 5 finishes and one 1st in 9 events.

Andrew finished tied for 11th at Olympia Fields in September with rounds of 69-68-76 (213), first at The Prestige October 10-12 with 70-69-65 (204), 4th at Isleworth October 24-26 with 71-70-76 (217), 15th at CordeValle Nov 8-10 with 74-71-73, tied for 22nd in Hawaii Feb 2-4 with 75-68-69 (212), tied for 5th at USC Feb 28-Mar 1 with 70-70-71 (211), tied for 4th in Georgia March 27-29 with 71-68-72, finished 2nd in Texas with 73-74-69 (216) and tied for 2nd again at Pasatiempo Apr 16-17 with 68-70-71 (209).

Here's a link to the press conference video announcing all selections on the Golf Week website.

Here's the story as reported in

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore Andrew Yun has been named to the United States teams that will compete in the 2011 Palmer Cup, which is set for June 9-11 at The Stanwich Club outside of Greenwich, Conn.

Yun will join Blayne Barber of Auburn, UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay, Abilene Christian’s Alex Carpenter, Russell Henley of Georgia, Oregon’s Daniel Miernicki, Bank Vongvanij of Florida and Washington’s Chris Williams on the U.S. squad.

Henley and Miernicki were part of last year’s victories American squad at Royal Portrush with Henley posting a 3-1 record and Miernicki a 2-2 mark. The United States team will be lead by head coach Tim Poe of Central Missouri and assistant coach Michael Burcin of South Carolina.

Representing Europe will be Arkansas’ Sebastian Cappelen, Ignacio Elvira of Texas A&M, Texas Tech’s Nils Floren, Jeff Karlsson of Kennesaw State, Liberty’s Robert Karlsson, Nick MacAndrew of Aberdeen, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander and UCLA’s Pontus Widegren.
Widegren went 3-1 at the 2010 Palmer Cup while Norlander was 2-2. Norlander also posted a 2-2 mark at the 2009 Palmer Cup at Cherry Hills and helped lead Europe to victory. Floren, Norlander, Widegren and both Jeff and Robert Karlsson hail from Sweden while Cappelen is a native of Denmark, Elvira is from Spain and MacAndrew is Scottish.

Rickard Lindberg of the Swedish Golf Federation will serve as head coach of the European team and Northwestern’s David Inglis will serve as his assistant. Inglis is the first former Palmer Cup player to serve as a coach in the event after representing Scotland in both 2001 and 2003. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 7-6-1.

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