1998 Palmer Cup

The 1998 Palmer Cup was held on 3–4 August 1998 on the Old Course and New Course at St Andrews, Scotland. The match was tied 12–12.[1]

1998 Palmer Cup
Dates3–4 August 1998
VenueOld Course and
New Course
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
12 12 United States
A tie in the Palmer Cup
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On Monday, there were four matches of four-ball in the morning, followed by four foursomes matches in the afternoon. Eight singles matches were played on the Tuesday morning with a further eight more in the afternoon.. In all, 24 matches were played.

Each of the 24 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match was all square after the 18th hole, each side earned half a point toward their team total. The team that accumulated at least 12½ points won the competition.


Eight college golfers from the Great Britain and Ireland and the United States participated in the event.

  Great Britain &   Ireland
Name Country College
Peter Dawson
head coach
Alistair Crinson
team manager
Luke Donald   England Northwestern
Robert Duck   England Augusta State
Max Harris   England North Carolina
Oliver Lindsay   Scotland St Andrews
Graeme Maly   England St Andrews
Oliver Pughe   Wales Wales
Rory Sabbatini   England Arizona
Kyron Sullivan   Wales Wales
  United States
Name College
Rod Myers
head coach
Tim Brown
team manager
Jeremy Anderson UNLV
J. J. Henry TCU
Charles Howell III Oklahoma State
Matt Kuchar Georgia Tech
Hank Kuehne SMU
Doug LaBelle II New Mexico
Edward Loar Oklahoma State
Bryce Molder Georgia Tech

Monday's matchesEdit

Morning four-ballEdit

  &   Results  
Donald/Duck    1 up Kuehne/Molder
Pughe/Sullivan    3 & 2 Anderson/Kuchar
Maly/Sabbatini    2 & 1 Howell/LaBelle
Harris/Lindsay halved Henry/Loar
Four-ball ½
Overall ½

Afternoon foursomesEdit

  &   Results  
Pughe/Sullivan   5 & 3 Kuchar/Molder
Donald/Duck    1 up Anderson/Howell
Maly/Sabbatini   1 up LaBelle/Loar
Harris/Lindsay    4 & 3 Henry/Kuehne
2 Foursomes 2

Tuesday's matchesEdit

Morning singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Kyron Sullivan    1 up Edward Loar
Rory Sabbatini    2 & 1 J. J. Henry
Oliver Lindsay halved Hank Kuehne
Max Harris   4 & 3 Jeremy Anderson
Robert Duck   5 & 4 Doug LaBelle II
Luke Donald    2 up Charles Howell III
Oliver Pughe   1 up Bryce Molder
Graeme Maly    2 & 1 Matt Kuchar
10 Overall 6

Afternoon singlesEdit

  &   Results  
Kyron Sullivan   3 & 2 Jeremy Anderson
Rory Sabbatini    4 & 3 Doug LaBelle II
Graeme Maly   1 up Charles Howell III
Luke Donald   1 up Hank Kuehne
Oliver Lindsay halved J. J. Henry
Oliver Pughe   2 & 1 Edward Loar
Robert Duck   1 up Matt Kuchar
Max Harris halved Bryce Molder
2 Singles 6
12 Overall 12


  1. ^ "1998 results". Arnold Palmer Cup. Retrieved September 18, 2016.

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