Georgia Tech senior golfer Ollie Schneiderjans contributed to the United States cause at the Palmer Cup by defeating Europe’s Pep Angles 3 and 1. His win was one of four singles victories to go along with three other matches that U.S. golfers halved to pull the U.S into a 10-10 tie with Europe. The event is being held at the Walter Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.
The 10-10 deadlock is the first time that both the U.S. and European sides have gone into the final round tied in this event since 2005.
The U.S. kids won the first four matches Friday and actually pulled ahead before Europe went 3-0-3 in the later matches to end the day in a deadlock.
In Schneiderjans matchup versus Angles, the Tech senior halved the first hole with his European opposition before he won the next three holes to build a commanding lead. Pep Angles was able to cut the lead to 2-down on a few occasions but then conceded the 17th hole giving Schneiderjans the win.
In other matches on Friday, Trey Mullinax was able to dispatch Europe’s 3 and 1, Robby Shelton was able to defeat Jon Rahm 1-up, and Bryson Dechambeau defeated Louis Tomlinson 5 and 4. Those victories gave the United States an 8 1/2 – 5 1/2 lead at that point before the European rally.
Final round singles matches for the Palmer Cup tee off at 9 a.m. Saturday and Schneiderhjans will be teeing off in the fourth match of the day against Europe’s Louis Tomlinson.
Final round matchups and tee times are as follows:
Game 21 – 9 am: James Ross, Europe vs. Brandon Hagy, USA
Game 22 – 9:10 am: Grant Forrest, Europe vs. Trey Mullinax, USA
Game 23 – 9:20 am: Paul Dunne, Europe vs. Robby Shelton, USA
Game 24 – 9:30 am: Louis Tomlinson, Europe vs. Ollie Schniederjans, USA
Game 25 – 9:40 am: Jack McDonald, Europe vs. Bryson Dechambeau, USA
Game 26 – 9:50 am: Thomas Detry, Europe vs. Jack Maguire, USA
Game 27 – 10 am: Jon Rahm, Europe vs. Wyndham Clark, USA
Game 28 – 10:10 am: Erik Oja, Europe vs. Anthony Maccaglia, USA
Game 29 – 10:20 am: Ricardo Gouveia, Europe vs. Stewart Jolly, USA
Game 30 – 10:30 am: Pep Angles, Europe vs. Rico Hoey, USA
The Palmer Cup, which is named after golf legend Arnold Palmer, is an international collegiate golf tournament that pits collegiate golfers from the United States against collegiate golfers from Europe. Last year the United States won 20 1/2 – 9 1/2 over Europe.