UNF's Dale and Phelan Selected to Palmer Cup Rosters

Monday, April 22, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. – North Florida senior golfers Sean Dale (United States) and Kevin Phelan (Europe) were among the golfers selected for The Palmer Cup teams as announced today.

The annual Ryder Cup-style competition for collegiate golfers will be played June 7-9 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del. 

California's Michael Kim led the six U.S. players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. He was joined by Dale, Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, New Mexico's James Erkenbeck, Alabama's Cory Whitsett and Cal's Michael Weaver off the ranking. Committee selections were Daniel Berger of Florida State, Abilene Christian's Alex Carpenter and Alabama's Justin Thomas. Bobby Wyatt of Alabama was US head coach Jay Seawell's coach's pick.

Julien Brun of TCU (France), Iowa State's Scott Fernandez (Spain), Pedro Figueiredo (Portugal) and Pontus Widegren (Sweden) of UCLA, UCF's Greg Eason (England) and California's Joel Stalter (France) were the six European players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking. Phelan (Ireland) and Nova Southeastern's Ben Taylor (England) were committee selections. Gary Hurley of NIU Maynooth (Ireland) qualified for Team Europe by winning The R&A Foundation Scholars' Tournament. Arkansas' Sebastian Cappelen was coach Andrew Coltart's coach's pick.

Carpenter, Rodgers and Thomas have each previously represented the United States in the Palmer Cup. Widegren will become just the fourth golfer to play in four Palmer Cups while European teammates Cappelen and Brun are competing in their third and second, respectively. Figueiredo is the first player from Portugal to play in the event while Dale, Phelan, Eason and Fernandez were the first golfers from their schools selected.

"This is a tremendous honor for both Sean and Kevin as well as for our program," said UNF head coach Scott Schroeder. "Both of them have had outstanding seasons and their selections are well-deserved. I know that they will both represent their teams and countries well and look forward to following their progress in the competition."

For more information visit palmercup.org.