UCA's Angles part of winning team

WALTON-ON-THE-HILL, England — University of Central Arkansas junior Pep Angles earned a half point on Saturday, and the European team dominated the final day of singles matches of the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath to defeat the United States, 18.5-11.5.

 

Europe, which won 8 1/2 of the 10 available points, has won the last two Palmer Cups staged in Europe. The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series 9-8-1.

Angles and Rico Hoey halved the final match of the day, with the overall outcome already decided.

Angles, from Barcelona, Spain, won the third hole to take an early lead and stayed ahead for 10 of the next 12 holes. Hoey took his only lead of the match after a birdie-birdie-par stretch beginning at No. 14. Angles moved the match back to all square with a birdie at No. 17. The pair halved the final hole.

The teams entered the final day tied at 10 points apiece. The lone victory for the United States on Saturday came when Ollie Schniederjans beat Louis Tomlinson 5 and 3. Jon Rahm clinched the match for Europe with a 4 and 2 victory against Wyndham Clark.

Ricardo Gouveia of Almancil, Portugal, and Hoey of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award which is presented to the Palmer Cup participants that best represent the qualities and ideals sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game.

 

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