April 20, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. -- The United States and European teams have been announced for the 2011 Palmer Cup to held June 9-11 at The Stanwich Club outside Greenwich, Conn. Northwestern assistant coach David Inglis will serve as an assistant coach for the European Team, making him the first former Palmer Cup player to serve as a coach in the annual Ryder Cup-style event for college players.
Inglis represented his native Scotland on the 2001 and 2003 European Palmer Cup squads, helping the team to a victory in 2003. Inglis played his collegiate golf from 2000-04 at Tulsa, where he was a four-time Western Athletic Conference (WAC) champion and a three-time All-American.
Team USA will consist of 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, Washington's Chris Williams and Stanford's Andrew Yun. 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. 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.
The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 7-6-1.
Information from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) was used in this release.
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