Pair of Cowboys help U.S. retain Palmer Cup


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Evian-les-Bains, France — Three members of the Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team wrapped up play on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Cup with Zach Bauchou and Matthew Wolff each winning their singles match to help the U.S. squad to victory at Evian Resort Golf Club.

During the final round, the Americans claimed 18 of 24 points to pull away for a 38.5-21.5 victory over the International squad. This year’s edition of Team USA is the first side to win as the visiting team since the 2010 Americans. Neither side had retained the cup since the US in 2011. The United States now leads the all-time series 12-9-1.

Rising Cowboy junior Viktor Hovland went out for the International side against Brad Dalke in the second match of the day. Hovland grabbed the lead on two separate occasions during the outward nine before making the turn all square. Dalke won the first two holes of the second nine before Hovland squared the match with wins at the next two. However, Dalke closed the match with wins on two of the final three holes.

In his match against Alvaro Ortiz, Bauchou lost the first two holes and trailed for the first nine holes. The rising senior took his first lead with a birdie at the par-3 second hole before losing 3 and 5 to trail again. Bauchou would go on to win the sixth and seventh to regain the lead on his way to a 1-up victory.

Wolff took on Hurly Long in the penultimate match of the event. The rising sophomore never trailed, winning the first two holes and holding a 4-up lead at the turn. Long won the 13th, but would get no closer as the duo halved the next three holes to give Wolff a 3 & 2 victory.


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