July Dates Set for 2003 Palmer Cup


NORMAN, Okla. -- The 2002 Palmer Cup, matching college golfers from the U.S. and their counterparts from across the Atlantic, will be held July 7-11 at The Kiawah Island Club's Cassique course. Georgia Tech coach Bruce Heppler has been selected to lead the U.S. team on the South Carolina island.
'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.