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U.S. team grabs 8-4 lead at Palmer Cup

Jennifer Kupcho
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The U.S. has taken an 8-4 lead over the Internationals after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Cup.

Playing mixed fourballs on Day 1, the Americans swept the first five matches before the Internationals staged a brief rally late.

NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho (Wake Forest) teamed with Matthew Wolff, a rising sophomore at reigning NCAA champ Oklahoma State, to earn the first point for the U.S. side, while Arkansas’ Maria Fassi, the Annika Award winner, helped the Internationals win in the anchor match.

For the first time, the event features both men’s and women’s college players. This year’s tournament is held at Evian Resort in France, home to the LPGA’s first major.

The U.S. leads the all-time series, 11-9-1.

Here are the full results from Day 1:

Jennifer Kupcho-Matthew Wolff (U.S.) def. Olivia Mehaffey-Viktor Hovland (Internationals), 4 and 2

Lilia Vu-Chandler Phillips (U.S.) def. Jovan Rebula-Albane Valenzuela (Internationals), 6 and 4

Collin Morikawa-Andrea Lee (U.S.) def. Hurly Long-Patty Tavatanakit (Internationals), 2 and 1

Davis Riley-Kristen Gillman (U.S.) def. Wenyung Keh-Harry Hall, 2 up

Stephen Franken-Emilia Migliaccio (U.S.) def. Dewi Weber-Stefano Mazzoli, 3 and 1

Lorenzo Scalise-Jiwon Jeon (Internationals) def. Sahith Theegala-Alana Uriell (U.S.), 3 and 2

Jamie Freedman-Brad Dalke (U.S.) def. KK Limbhasut-Pimnipa Panthong (Internationals), 4 and 3

S.M. Lee-Kaitlyn Papp (U.S.) def. Chloe Ryan-Ronan Mullarney (Internationals), 2 up

Mariel Galdiano-Shintaro Ban (U.S.) def. Ainhoa Olarra-Luis Gagne (Internationals), 1 up

Lauren Stephenson-Braden Thornberry (U.S.) def. Maddie Szeryk-Andy Zhang (Internationals), 1 up

Alvaro Ortiz-Maria Fassi (Internationals) def. Sophia Schubert-Justin Suh (U.S.), 2 and 1