Wright Remains Unbeaten at Palmer Cup
MERSEYSIDE, England – LSU’s senior All-American Zach Wright remained unbeaten in three matches for Team USA at this year’s Arnold Palmer Cup as he halved his singles match against Stirling University’s Mathias Eggenberger thanks to a lengthy par putt on hole No. 18 to close out match No. 9 of the day at Formby Golf Club.
Wright’s halve was one of the few bright spots for the Americans on the day as they fell six points behind the Europeans by a 13-7 margin after Saturday’s singles with Europe only needing 2.5 points for Sunday’s finale to take back the Arnold Palmer Cup last won two years ago at Walton Heath Golf Club.
Wright erased his one-hole deficit to Eggenberger on the back nine by rolling in a 12-footer for par at the 18th green to square the match as Eggenberger missed his six-foot par putt for the outright win.
After wrapping up his collegiate career a perfect 6-0 in match play at the NCAA Championships, Wright is unbeaten with one win and two halves while scoring two points for Team USA at the Arnold Palmer Cup running this weekend. After he teamed with Illinois’ Charlie Danielson to square their morning foursome against Eggenberger and Augusta’s Robin Petersson in Friday’s opener, they scored a comfortable 4-and-2 win over the team of Stuart Grehan and Lars van Meijel in their afternoon four-ball match to start the tournament.
Wright will look to remain unbeaten and get the United States back in contention for the Arnold Palmer Cup when he faces Petersson in the fourth match of the day in Sunday’s singles competition that is set to tee off at 3:36 a.m. CT. The final day of the competition begins at 3 a.m. CT with tee times running through 4:48 a.m. CT for the 10 singles matches.
Third Round Singles Results
Antoine Rozner, Europe def. Will Gordon, USA, 5-and-4
Adrian Meronk, Europe halved Alistair Docherty, USA
Sam Horsfield, Europe def. Will Zalatoris, USA, 2-up
Nahum Mendoza III, USA def. Matthias Schwab, Europe, 3-and-2
David Boote, Europe def. Michael Johnson, USA, 4-and-3
Rico Hoey, USA def. Lars van Meijel, Europe, 2-and-1
Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Europe def. Derek Bard, USA, 2-and-1
Robin Petersson, Europe def. Doug Ghim, USA, 6-and-5
Mathias Eggenberger, Europe halved Zach Wright, USA
Stuart Grehan, Europe def. Charlie Danielson, USA, 2-and-1
Final Round Singles Pairings
Note: All times Central and subject to change.
Match 21 – 3 a.m.:
Antoine Rozner, Europe vs. Nahum Mendoza III, USA
Match 22 – 3:12 a.m.:
Sam Horsfield, Europe vs. Rico Hoey, USA
Match 23 – 3:24 a.m.:
Adrian Meronk, Europe vs. Alistair Docherty, USA
Match 24 – 3:36 a.m.:
Robin Petersson, Europe vs. Zach Wright, USA
Match 25 – 3:48 a.m.:
David Boote, Europe vs. Charlie Danielson, USA
Match 26 – 4 a.m.:
Mathias Eggenberger, Europe vs. Will Zalatoris, USA
Match 27 – 4:12 a.m.:
Mathias Schwab, Europe vs. Doug Ghim, USA
Match 28 – 4:24 a.m.:
Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Europe vs. Will Gordon, USA
Match 29 – 4:36 a.m.:
Lars van Meijel, Europe vs. Derek Bard, USA
Match 30 – 4:48 a.m.:
Stuart Grehan, Europe vs. Michael Johnson, USA