Snedeker Posts 2-0 Mark at Palmer Cup
ISLAND, S.C. - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker was the only
American to record a 2-0 mark Thursday as the European squad
took a 7-5 advantage after the first day at the 2003 Palmer
Cup. The prestigious match-play competition between the
United States and their counterparts from across the Atlantic
is being played at the Cassique at The Kiawah Island Club.
In the morning four-ball competition, Snedeker and North
Carolina's Dustin Bray downed Gonzolo Fdez.-Castaño
and David Inglis, 2 and 1, to give Team USA one point. Bray
tallied eight birdies in the round.
Bill Haas and Chris Nallen of the United States won their
match, 4 and 3. The U.S. team took a 1-up lead on hole five
that it never relinquished. Nallen birdied Nos. 14 and 15
to clinch the match.
Team Europe won its first point when David Price and David
Skinns overcame a four-hole deficit to defeat Adam Rubinson
and Peter Tomasulo. Price and Skinns never led until hole
The United States rallied to win the final match of the
morning session when Jason Hartwick and Ryan Moore beat
Pär Nilsson and Wilhelm Schauman, 1-up.
After an hour and 15-minute delay following the opening
round due to possible inclement weather, Snedeker defeated
David Inglis 2 and 1 in their singles match. Snedeker was
the only member of Team USA to earn a victory in the eight
afternoon singles matches.
The European team came out blazing in the afternoon, winning
five singles matches and halving two others. Wilhelm Schauman
led the charge for Europe, winning his match 7 and 6 over
Adam Rubinson and tallying six birdies through 12 holes.
Spanish Amateur Champ and Team Europe captain Gonzalo Fdez.-Castaño
defeated Bill Haas, 3 and 2, while Wales National Champion
David Price downed Jason Hartwick, 3 and 1. Oliver Wilson
and Alejandro Cañizares also claimed victories for
Peter Tomasulo (USA) and David Skinns (EUR) halved their
match, as did Ryan Moore (USA) and Pär Nilsson.
The U.S. team leads the Palmer Cup Series, 4-1-1, and has
won all three matches in the United States.
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