MGOLF: Davis Thompson Notches 2 Wins, 1 Tie In Palmer Cup

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MGOLF: Davis Thompson Notches 2 Wins, 1 Tie In Palmer Cup

Davis Thompson during the Bulldogs’ practice in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
Davis Thompson during the Bulldogs’ practice in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)

Georgia’s Davis Thompson posted two victories and a tie during the Arnold Palmer Cup that concluded at Bay Hill Club & Lodge on Wednesday.

The Arnold Palmer Cup uses a Ryder Cup-style format and pits American collegiate golfers against their international counterparts.

Representing the United States, Thompson earned wins in Foursomes and Mixed Foursomes. He teamed with Vanderbilt’s John Augenstein for a 6&4 win over Wake Forest teammates Alex Fitzpatrick and Mark Power. Thompson combined with Southern Cal’s Allisen Corpuz for a 4&3 win over New Mexico’s Sam Choi and Texas Tech’s Sofia Garcia in Mixed Foursomes. Thompson rallied to win the last three holes with Fitzpatrick for a tie in Singles.

The International Team maintained the Arnold Palmer Cup for the second straight year as it posted a 40.5-19.5 decision. The United States leads the all-time series 12-11-1.

Originally scheduled to be played July 3-5 at Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland, the event was postponed and relocated due to the coronavirus. The inaugural Arnold Palmer Cup was staged at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in 1997.

Thompson is No. 1 among Americans and No. 2 overall in the current World Amateur Golf Ranking. He ended the fall’s collegiate schedule with an SEC-leading 68.67 scoring average and top-6 decisions in all three tournaments. Thompson excels off the course as well. He was chosen as the male recipient of the Joel Eaves Award as the Georgia student-athlete with the highest GPA entering his senior year and he earned a Ramsey Scholarship for Academic & Athletic Excellence.

Georgia has a strong history with the Arnold Palmer Cup, which launched in 1997. Coach Chris Haack captained the 2002 and 2006 U.S. squads. Nick Cassini, Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, and Adam Mitchell each played twice, while Erik Compton, Ryan Hybl, Lee McCoy, and Michael Morrison all played once.

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