Pairings Set for First Round Matches for Arnold Palmer Cup at Atlanta Athletic Club


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – First round foursomes pairings for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup at Atlanta Athletic Club were announced at today’s opening ceremony. The first match of the Ryder Cup-style competition between collegiate golfers will tee off at 7:30 am Friday.

The 20th anniversary matches will kick off when Rory Franssen and Stuart Grehan face Team USA’s Sam Burns and Chandler Phillips. The second match will feature Norway’s Viktor Hovland and Kristoffer Ventura against John Coultas and Jimmy Stanger. England’s Harry Ellis and Harry Hall will face Nick Hardy and Norman Xiong in match No. 3. The fourth match will pitt Fredrik Nilehn and Hannes Ronneblad from Sweden against Sean Crocker and Doug Ghim. The morning’s final match will see Richard Mansell and David Wicks square off against America’s Maverick McNealy and Collin Morikawa.

Afternoon four-ball matches are scheduled begin at 1:30 pm with pairings to be determined.

The United States leads the all-time Arnold Palmer Cup series 10-9-1.

Arnold Palmer Cup
Atlanta Athletic Club
June 9
First Round Foursomes Pairings

Foursomes Matches Pairings
Match 1: 7:30 am
Rory Franssen/Stuart Grehan Europe vs. Sam Burns/Chandler Phillips USA
Match 2: 7:44 am
Viktor Hovland/Kristoffer Ventura, Europe vs. John Coultas/Jimmy Stanger, USA
Match 3: 7:58 am
Harry Ellis/Harry Hall, Europe vs. Nick Hardy/Norman Xiong, USA
Match 4: 8:12 am
Fredrik Nilehn/Hannes Ronneblad, Europe vs. Sean Crocker/Doug Ghim, USA
Match 5: 8:26 am
Richard Mansell/David Wicks, Europe vs. Maverick McNealy/Collin Morikawa USA