Grant Forrest earns spot on prestigious Palmer Cup

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Grant Forrest named to Palmer Cup
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Grant Forrest named to Palmer Cup
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April 17, 2014

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NORMAN, Okla. - The Palmer Cup teams for both the United States and Europe were announced today Golf Channel's Morning Drive. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England. USD junior Grant Forrest (North Berwick, Scotland) becomes USD's first golfer to be selected to the Palmer Cup and he'll compete on the Europe team. Recently named the 2014 WCC Golfer of the Year, Forrest has three tournament wins this year and is currently ranked 55th in the country.

Cameron Wilson of Stanford led the six U.S. players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. He was joined by Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans, Robby Shelton of Alabama, Oklahoma State's Wyndham Clark, Brandon Hagy of California and Southern California's Rico Hoey from the ranking. Committee selections were Bryson Dechambeau of SMU, Oglethorpe's Anthony Maccaglia and Alabama's Trey Mullinax. Stewart Jolly of LSU was Coach Steve Desimone's coach's pick.

Jon Rahm of Arizona State (Spain), UCF's Ricardo Gouveia (Portugal), Erik Oja of Arizona (Sweden), Illinois' Thomas Detry (Belgium), Pep Angles of Central Arkansas (Spain), and Houston's James Ross (Scotland) were the six European players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. UAB's Paul Dunne (Ireland) and Grant Forrest of San Diego (Scotland) were committee selections. Louis Tomlinson of UCLAN Myerscough (England) qualified for Team Europe by winning The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. Jack McDonald of Stirling University in Scotland was Coach Andrew Coltart's coach's pick. Seven countries are represented on Team Europe.

Alabama placed multiple players on the United States team for the second-straight year. Angles, Forrest and Tomlinson are the first players from their universities to compete in the Palmer Cup.

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UNITED STATES TEAM

Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Cameron Wilson, Stanford
Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
Robby Shelton, Alabama
Wyndham Clark, Oklahoma State
Brandon Hagy, California
Rico Hoey, Southern California

Commitee Selections
Bryson Dechambeau, SMU
Anthony Maccaglia, Oglethorpe
Trey Mullinax, Alabama

Coach's Pick
Stewart Jolly, LSU

Coaches
Head Coach - Steve Desimone, California
Assistant Coach - Ryan Murphy, Texas

EUROPE TEAM

Palmer Cup Ranking Selections
Jon Rahm, Arizona State - Spain
Ricardo Gouveia, UCF - Portugal
Erik Oja, Arizona - Sweden
Thomas Detry, Illinois - Belgium
Pep Angles, Central Arkansas - Spain
James Ross, Houston - Scotland

Commitee Selections
Paul Dunne, UAB - Ireland
Grant Forrest, San Diego - Scotland

The R&A Scholars' Tournament Champion
Louis Tomlinson, UCLAN Myerscough - England

Coach's Pick
Jack McDonald, Stirling - Scotland

Coaches
Head Coach - Andrew Coltart - Scotland
Assistant Coach - Phil Rowe, Stanford - England