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Cappelen named to European Palmer Cup team

Cappelen  named to European Palmer Cup team

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Sophomore Sebastian Cappelen of the No. 9 University of Arkansas men’s golf team was named to the European team for the 2012 Palmer Cup it was announced late Tuesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Cappelen’s selection to the Palmer Cup is his second in as many years and makes this the third consecutive year that a Razorback has played in the prestigious event. This year’s Palmer Cup is scheduled for June 28-30 at The Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. “The Palmer Cup is one of the premier tournaments for collegiate golfers in both the United States and Europe and to be named to the team two times is a rarity,” Arkansas Head Coach Brad McMakin said. “He is certainly deserving of this and his play at last year’s event was definitely considered when the team selections were made. I could not be more proud of Sebastian and know that his inclusion in this event would not be possible if he were not a truly gifted golfer who has a tremendous work ethic.” The European team for the Palmer Cup consists of eight players, three of whom played on the team a year ago when the Americans won a close event, 13-11. Cappelen went 3-1 in his Palmer Cup debut, dropping his first match, a four-ball event, 2 and 1. The Dane teamed up to win a foursome match, 5 and 3, then took both singles matches against Russell Henley, 1 up. Joining Cappelen on the European squad are fellow returnees Robert Karlsson (Sweden-Liberty) and Pontus Widegran (Sweden-UCLA). Julien Brun (France-TCU), Thomas Pieters (Belgium-Illinois), Daan Huizing (Netherlands-Utrecht Univ.), David Booth (England-Univ. of Stirling) and Graeme Robertson (Scotland-Univ. of Stirling) make up the rest of the club. The United States have won each of the last two Palmer Cups and lead the all-time series 8-6-1.

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