2004 Palmer Cup

The 2004 Palmer Cup was held on 6–7 August 2004 at Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland. Europe won 14½–9½.[1]

2004 Palmer Cup
Dates6–7 August 2004
VenueBallybunion Golf Club
LocationCounty Kerry, Ireland
Europe 14½ United States
Europe wins the Palmer Cup
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On Friday, there were four matches of four-ball in the morning, followed by eight singles matches in the afternoon. Four foursomes matches were played on the Saturday morning with a further eight singles 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 Europe and the United States participated in the event.

Name Country College
Graham Kaye
head coach
Lars Brovold   Norway Alabama
Alejandro Cañizares   Spain Arizona State
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño   Spain San Pablo, Madrid
Rhys Davies   Wales East Tennessee State
Gareth Maybin   Northern Ireland South Alabama
Francesco Molinari   Italy Turin
Martin Rominger    Switzerland South Carolina
Alexander Norén   Sweden Oklahoma State
  United States
Name College
Larry Penley
head coach
Joe Feaganes
assistant coach
Matt Every Florida
Jack Ferguson Clemson
Jason Hartwick Texas
Billy Hurley III Navy
J. J. Jakovac Chico State
Ryan Moore UNLV
Chris Nallen Arizona
Chris Stroud Lamar

Friday's matchesEdit

Morning four-ballEdit

Cañizares/Fdez-Castaño   2 & 1 Ferguson/Hurley
Molinari/Rominger   1 up Hartwick/Stroud
Davies/Maybin   1 up Every/Nallen
Brovold/Norén   4 & 2 Jakovac/Moore
3 Four-ball 1
3 Overall 1

Afternoon singlesEdit

Francesco Molinari   4 & 3 Billy Hurley III
Alejandro Cañizares   2 & 1 Matt Every
Martin Rominger   4 & 3 J. J. Jakovac
Rhys Davies   1 up Jason Hartwick
Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño   8 & 6 Jack Ferguson
Gareth Maybin   2 up Chris Stroud
Lars Brovold   2 & 1 Chris Nallen
Alexander Norén   3 & 1 Ryan Moore
6 Singles 2
9 Overall 3

Saturday's matchesEdit

Morning foursomesEdit

Cañizares/Fdez-Castaño   2 up Jakovac/Moore
Molinari/Rominger   1 up Every/Nallen
Davies/Maybin   2 & 1 Hartwick/Stroud
Brovold/Norén   1 up Ferguson/Hurley
1 Foursomes 3
10 Overall 6

Afternoon singlesEdit

Alejandro Cañizares   2 up J. J. Jakovac
Martin Rominger   3 & 1 Chris Nallen
Rhys Davies   3 & 2 Matt Every
Francesco Molinari halved Jack Ferguson
Gareth Maybin   2 & 1 Jason Hartwick
Alexander Norén   2 & 1 Chris Stroud
Lars Brovold   8 & 6 Billy Hurley III
Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño   4 & 3 Ryan Moore
14½ Overall

Michael Carter awardEdit

The Michael Carter Award winners were Gareth Maybin and Chris Stroud.[2]


  1. ^ "2004 results". Arnold Palmer Cup. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Michael Carter Award". Arnold Palmer Cup. Retrieved September 22, 2016.

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