Internationals claim Arnold Palmer Cup

The R&A
10 Jun 19
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The International team claimed 13 of the 24 points up for grabs during the Sunday singles matches, becoming the first visiting team to win on U.S soil since 2009. The United States leads the all-time series 12-10-1.

The Internationals earned points in four of the first five matches of the day, with victories from Agathe Laisne, Alex del Rey, Lorna McClymont, and Sofia Garcia. The United States would make things during the afternoon, getting points from a 2&1 Will Gordon victory, and a 5&4 win for Malia Nam.

Belac seals victory

Leading late down the stretch, Leonie Harm hit her second shot on the Par 4 18th to four feet, setting her up for a birdie opportunity to get their team to 30 points of the needed 30.5 to win the tournament. Harm eventually knocked down the birdie, while a dominant 6&5 closing victory from Ana Belac sealed the Internationals first victory since 2016, ending the United States streak of back-to-back titles.

Harm picks up award

Alex Scott of Traverse City, Michigan and Leonie Harm of Gerlingen, Germany were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award, which is presented to the Arnold Palmer Cup participant that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game. Chun An Yu of Taoyuan, Taiwan, was selected by both teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption to the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard while Julie McCarthy of Swords, Ireland was presented an invite to the Evian Championship this July. Full Arnold Palmer Cup results can be found at