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USA lead historical Arnold Palmer Cup

The United States lead 8-4 after opening round mixed four-ball matches at the Arnold Palmer Cup at the Evian Resort Golf Club, France.

 

The event that uses a Ryder Cup-style format, brings together the top female and male collegiate players in the United States split into USA versus an International team.

The United States claimed the day’s first five matches in a dominant display. Play was interrupted for two hours with seven of the 12 matches on the course in a wet Evian Resort. When play resumed, Chandler Phillips and Lilia Vu continued the Team USA charge with a 6&4 victory.

 

The Internationals claimed two quick victories to bring it back to 5-2 with a 3&2 Jiwon Jeon and Lorenzo Scalise victory and a 4&3 triumph by Thailand’s KK Limbhasut and Pimnipa Panthong.

 

The two sides would share the next four matches before the USA’s Braden Thornberry clinched the final match with birdie on 18 and give the American's an 8-4 overnight lead.  

 

Two rounds of competition will be held tomorrow with mixed foursomes teeing off at 6:30 am and the four-ball at 12:30 pm.

 

Day one results and tomorrows draw can be found at arnoldpalmercup.com.