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2004 Palmer Cup

2004 Palmer CupDescription : The 2004 Palmer Cup was held on 6–7 August 2004 at Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland. Europe won 14½–9½.On Friday, there were four matches of four-ball in the morning, followed by eight singles matches in the afternoon. Four foursomes matches were played on the Saturday morning with a further eight singles in the afternoon. In all, 24 matches were played.Each of the 24 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match was all square after the 18th hole, each ... Page:2953

2004 Palmer Cup
Dates6–7 August 2004
VenueBallybunion Golf Club
LocationCounty Kerry, Ireland
Europe14½United States
Europe wins the Palmer Cup
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The 2004 Palmer Cup was held on 6–7 August 2004 at Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland. Europe won 14½–9½.

Format

On Friday, there were four matches of four-ball in the morning, followed by eight singles matches in the afternoon. Four foursomes matches were played on the Saturday morning with a further eight singles in the afternoon. In all, 24 matches were played.

Each of the 24 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match was all square after the 18th hole, each side earned half a point toward their team total. The team that accumulated at least 12½ points won the competition.

Teams

Eight college golfers from Europe and the United States participated in the event.

 Europe
NameCountryCollege
Kaye, GrahamGraham Kaye
head coach
  Switzerland
Brovold, LarsLars Brovold NorwayAlabama
Cañizares, AlejandroAlejandro Cañizares SpainArizona State
Fernández-Castaño, GonzaloGonzalo Fernández-Castaño SpainSan Pablo, Madrid
Davies, RhysRhys Davies WalesEast Tennessee State
Maybin, GarethGareth Maybin Northern IrelandSouth Alabama
Molinari, FrancescoFrancesco Molinari ItalyTurin
Rominger, MartinMartin Rominger  SwitzerlandSouth Carolina
Norén, AlexanderAlexander Norén SwedenOklahoma State
 United States
NameCollege
Penley, LarryLarry Penley
head coach
Clemson
Feaganes, JoeJoe Feaganes
assistant coach
Marshall
Every, MattMatt EveryFlorida
Ferguson, JackJack FergusonClemson
Hartwick, JasonJason HartwickTexas
Hurley, BillyBilly Hurley IIINavy
Jakovac, J. J.J. J. JakovacChico State
Moore, RyanRyan MooreUNLV
Nallen, ChrisChris NallenArizona
Stroud, ChrisChris StroudLamar

Friday's matches

Morning four-ball

European UnionResultsUnited States
Cañizares/Fdez-CastañoEuropean Union 2 & 1Ferguson/Hurley
Molinari/RomingerUnited States 1 upHartwick/Stroud
Davies/MaybinEuropean Union 1 upEvery/Nallen
Brovold/NorénEuropean Union 4 & 2Jakovac/Moore
3Four-ball1
3Overall1

Afternoon singles

European UnionResultsUnited States
Francesco MolinariUnited States 4 & 3Billy Hurley III
Alejandro CañizaresEuropean Union 2 & 1Matt Every
Martin RomingerEuropean Union 4 & 3J. J. Jakovac
Rhys DaviesEuropean Union 1 upJason Hartwick
Gonzalo Fdez-CastañoEuropean Union 8 & 6Jack Ferguson
Gareth MaybinEuropean Union 2 upChris Stroud
Lars BrovoldEuropean Union 2 & 1Chris Nallen
Alexander NorénUnited States 3 & 1Ryan Moore
6Singles2
9Overall3

Saturday's matches

Morning foursomes

European UnionResultsUnited States
Cañizares/Fdez-CastañoUnited States 2 upJakovac/Moore
Molinari/RomingerEuropean Union 1 upEvery/Nallen
Davies/MaybinUnited States 2 & 1Hartwick/Stroud
Brovold/NorénUnited States 1 upFerguson/Hurley
1Foursomes3
10Overall6

Afternoon singles

European UnionResultsUnited States
Alejandro CañizaresEuropean Union 2 upJ. J. Jakovac
Martin RomingerUnited States 3 & 1Chris Nallen
Rhys DaviesEuropean Union 3 & 2Matt Every
Francesco MolinarihalvedJack Ferguson
Gareth MaybinUnited States 2 & 1Jason Hartwick
Alexander NorénUnited States 2 & 1Chris Stroud
Lars BrovoldEuropean Union 8 & 6Billy Hurley III
Gonzalo Fdez-CastañoEuropean Union 4 & 3Ryan Moore
Singles
14½Overall

Michael Carter award

The Michael Carter Award winners were Gareth Maybin and Chris Stroud.

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