Forrest, Europe Lead After Day One at Palmer Cup

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Grant Forrest's Europe squad holds a 5.5-4.5 lead
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Grant Forrest's Europe squad holds a 5.5-4.5 lead
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June 26, 2014

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WALTON-ON-THE-HILL, England - Europe claimed the final two matches of the four-ball session to take a 5.5-4.5 lead at the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club.

The United States claimed the first match when Trey Mullinax and Robby Shelton defeated Ricardo Gouveia and Erik Oja, 4 and 3. The Alabama duo broke the match open winning three-straight holes with birdie beggining at No. 3. Europe recovered by claiming the next hole but Team USA pushed the lead back to 3-up thru No. 8. The Americans used another birdie at No. 14 to extend the lead to 4-up. 

Thomas Detry and Jon Rahm claimed their second match of the day for Europe with a 3 and 2 victory over Brandon Hagy and Ollie Schniederjans. Detry birdied the first hole and Team Europe led wire-to-wire. Rahm won Nos. 3 and 5 with birdie to push the lead to 3-up but Team USA cut the lead to 1-up thru No. 9. Europe claimed No. 12 to get back to 2-up and closed the match at No. 16.

Rico Hoey and Jack Maguire downed Paul Dunne and Grant Forrest, 4 and 2, for an American victory. Maguire birdied No. 4 and parred the fifth to give the U.S. a 2-up lead. Forrest cut the lead to 1-up with birdie at No. 6 but Team USA moved back to 2-up thru eight. Forrest again cut the lead with birdie, this time at No. 11, but the United States closed with an eagle by Hoey and birde-birdie by Maguire to secure the final three holes.

Scotland's Jack McDonald and James Ross evened the overall team match with a 3 and 1 triumph over Wyndham Clark and Stewart Jolly. The U.S. took the first hole and led thru nine of 13 holes. A birdie at No. 12 pushed the American lead to 2-up. Europe won four-straight starting at No. 12 - in a stretch of birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie - to take a 2-up lead of its own. The Scots closed out the match with par at No. 17.

Europe took the team lead when Pep Angles and and Louis Tomlinson downed Bryson Dechambeau and Anthony Maccaglia, 1-up. The USA held a 1-up lead on three occasions, last holding the lead thru 13. Beginning at No. 14 Europe won three straight holes to surge ahead, 2-up. Team USA cut the lead to 1-down with a birdie at No. 17 but both sides parred No. 18 to give Europe the 1-up victory.

Third round singles matches tee off at 9:00 a.m. (BST).

 

Palmer Cup

Walton Heath Golf Club

June 26

Europe 5.5, United States 4.5

 

Four-Ball Matches Pairings

Match 1: 

Brandon Hagy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA defeat Paul Dunne/Grant Forrest, Europe, 2 and 1 

Match 2: 

Thomas Detry/Jon Rahm, Europe def. Trey Mullinax/Robby Shelton, USA, 2 and 1

Match 3: 

Ricardo Gouveia/Erik Oja, Europe def. Rico Hoey/Jack Maguire, USA, 3 and 2

Match 4: 

Pep Angles/Louis Tomlinson, Europe halved Wyndham Clark/Anthony Maccaglia, USA, halved

Match 5: 

Bryson Dechambeau/Stewart Jolly, USA def. Jack McDonald/James Ross, Europe, 1-up

Second Round Four-Ball Results 

Match 6: 

Thomas Detry/Jon Rahm Europe def. Brandon Hagy/Ollie Schniederjans, USA, 3 and 2

Match 7: 

Trey Mullinax/Robby Shelton, USA def. Ricardo Gouveia/Erik Oja, Europe, 4 and 3

Match 7: 

Rico Hoey/Jack Maguire, USA def. Paul Dunne/Grant Forrest, Europe, 4 and 2

Match 9: 

Pep Angles/Louis Tomlinson, Europe def. Bryson Dechambeau/Anthony Maccaglia, USA, 1-up

Match 10: 

Jack McDonald/James Ross, Europe def. Wyndham Clark/Stewart Jolly USA, 3 and 1

Third Round Singles Pairings 

Match 11: 

Thomas Detry, Europe vs. Trey Mullinax, USA

Match 12: 

Jon Rahm, Europe vs. Robby Shelton, USA

Match 13: 

Pep Angles, Europe vs. Ollie Schniederjans, USA

Match 14: 

Ricardo Gouveia, Europe vs. Brandon Hagy, USA

Match 15: 

Erik Oja, Europe vs. Wyndham Clark, USA

Match 16: 

James Ross, Europe vs. Stewart Jolly, USA

Match 17: 

Louis Tomlinslon, Europe vs. Bryson Dechambeau, USA

Match 18: 

Paul Dunne, Europe vs. Anthony Maccaglia, USA

Match 19: 

Grant Forrest, Europe vs. Jack Maguire, USA

Match 20: 

Jack McDonald, Europe vs. Rico Hoey, USA