Golfer Trent Phillips will represent the University of Georgia and the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup this week.
The Palmer Cup will take place today through Sunday at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The Palmer Cup uses a Ryder Cup-style format and pits American collegiate golfers against international counterparts. The United States leads the all-time series 12-11-1.
The event will feature mixed fourball matches on Friday, foursome and mixed foursome matches on Saturday, and singles matches on Sunday.
“I was very excited and honored when I received the call about joining the U.S. team for the Arnold Palmer Cup,” Phillips said. “It’s special to be a part of this. Georgia has a deep history with the Palmer Cup, and I’m proud that my name is getting added to that list. Anytime you can represent your country and your school in any event, it is very exciting.”
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, Michael Morrison, and Davis Thompson all played once.
Phillips ended the collegiate season with a win and four top-10 efforts. He was named First-Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches for the third straight season. Phillips wound up with a scoring average of 70.81.
Phillips will be joined on Team USA by Julia Johnson (Ole Miss), Gina Kim (Duke), Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest), Latanna Stone (LSU), Ricky Castillo (Florida), Pierceson Coody (Texas), Allisen Corpuz (Southern California), Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest), Brooke Matthews (Arkansas), Sam Bennett (Texas A&M), Jacob Bridgeman (Clemson), Nick Gabrelcik (North Florida), Ryan Hall (South Carolina), Hanna Harrison (Dallas Baptist), Lauren Hartlage (Louisville), Irene Kim (Northwestern), Dylan Menante (Pepperdine), William Moll (Vanderbilt), Trevor Norby (Oklahoma Christian), Brad Reeves (Arizona), Erica Shepherd (Duke), Benjamin Shipp (NC State), and Kate Smith (Nebraska).
The International Team is represented by 14 countries: Puwit Anupansuebsai (San Diego State/Thailand), Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest/England), Yuxin Lin (Florida/China), Ingrid Lindblad (LSU/Sweden), David Puig (Arizona State/Spain), Paulne Roussin-Bouchard (South Carolina/France), Emma Spitz (UCLA/Austria), Agathe Laisne (Texas/France), Penny Brown (Stirling/Scotland), Eugenio Chacarra (Oklahoma State/Spain), Adrien Dumont de Chassart (Illinois/Belgium), Isabella Fierro (Oklahoma State/Mexico), Karen Fredgaard (Houston/Sweden), Allan Hill (Maynooth/Ireland), Bo Jin (Oklahoma State/China), Pontus Nyholm (Campbell/Sweden), Virunpat Olankitkunchai (Maryland/Thailand), Joseph Pagdin (Florida/England), Ana Pelaez Trivino (South Carolina/Spain), Julian Perico (Arkansas/Spain), Emily Price (Kent State/England), Hugo Townsend (Boise State/Sweden), Beatrice Wallin (Florida State/Sweden), and Lauren Walsh (Wake Forest/Ireland).