'I went to the 1998 Palmer Cup held at St. Andrews when Bryce (Molder) and Matt (Kuchar) played, and it was a neat event,' said Heppler. 'To be picked from all of the coaches in the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) is overwhelming. For your peers to entrust you with their players is certainly an honor.
' I'm excited and looking forward to meeting all of the players that will be on the team. We're going to go out and compete in the spirit of golf, but, like in any competition, we'll try to win and do our best.'
The U.S. team leads the Palmer Cup Series, 4-1-1, and has won all three matches in the United States.