The United States claimed 18 of 24 points in the final round singles matches to pull away for a 38.5-21.5 victory at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club. This year’s edition of Team USA is the first side to win as the visiting team since the 2010 Americans. Neither side had retained the cup since the US in 2011. The United States now leads the all-time series 12-9-1.
Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey won the day’s first point, but the Americans responded by winning the next three. Chandler Phillips and Italy’s Lorenzo Scalise halved the following match before Team USA ran off three more victories. The sides would record another halved match before the Internationals clamed victories by Andy Zhang and Luis Gagne.
Team USA’s Emilia Migliaccio, who was the only player in this year’s matches to tally a 4-0 record, led another American that included five-straight wins. Alana Uriell put the exclamation point on the run with a 2&1 victory that clinched the cup for the United States.
Olivia Mehaffey of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Collin Morikawa of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award, which is presented to the Arnold Palmer Cup participant that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game.
Justin Suh of San Jose, Calif., was selected by both teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard while Dylan Kim of Plano, Texas, was presented a wild card to The Evian Championship this September. Players selected the individual from both teams that they think best represents the “Arnold Palmer Legacy,” that is, the values that Arnold Palmer exhibited through his life in golf.
Arnold Palmer Cup
Evian Resort Golf Club
United States 22.5 Defeats International 16.5
Final Round Singles Results
Sophia Schubert, United States def. Maria Fassi, International, 2&1
Brad Dalke, United States def. Viktor Hovland, International, 2-up
Chandler Phillips, United States halved with Lorenzo Scalise, International
Olivia Mehaffey, International def. Jamie Freedman, United States, 5&4
Kaitlyn Papp, United States halved with Patty Tavatanakit, International
Andy Zhang, International def. Sahith Theegala, United States, 3&1
Collin Morikawa, United States def. Stefano Mazzoli, International, 6&5
Andrea Lee, United States def. Jiwon Jeon, International, 7&5
Lilia Vu, United States def. Maddie Szeryk, International, 3&1
Luis Gagne, International def. Stephen Franken, United States, 4&2
Justin Suh, United States def. K.K. Limbhasut, International, 4&3
Jennifer Kupcho, United States def. Dewi Weber, International, Forfeit due to Illness
Alana Uriell, United States def. Pimnipa Panthong, International, 2&1
Zach Bauchou, United States def. Alvaro Ortiz, International, 1-up
Braden Thornberry, United States def. Fredrik Nilehn, International, 3&2
Emilia Migliaccio, United States def. Chloe Ryan, International, 2&1
Kristen Gillman, United States def. Wenyung Keh, International, 4&3
SM Lee, United States def. Harry Hall, International, 2&1
Shintaro Ban, United States def. Ronan Mullarney, International, 2&1
Albane Valenzuela, International def. Lauren Stephenson, United States, 1-up
Mariel Galdiano, United States def. Jaravee Boonchant, International, 1-up
Jovan Rebula, International def. Davis Riley, United States, 3&2
Matthew Wolff, United States def. Hurly Long, International, 3&2
Dylan Kim, United States def. Ainhoa Olarra, International, 1-up