FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Junior Sebastian Cappelen, the 2013 Southeastern Conference individual champion and member of the No. 14 University of Arkansas men's golf team, was selected to participate in his third Palmer Cup it was announced on Monday morning.
The Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup style event for collegiate players from the United States and Europe, is scheduled for June 7-9 at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del. Cappelen's selection makes him just one of a handful of players to ever compete in the event three straight years and gives the Razorbacks a presence at the event for the fourth straight summer.
"To be selected to one Palmer Cup is a tremendous accomplishment," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "To play in three rarely happens and speaks to Sebastian's level of performance since he arrived on campus. His game this past weekend at the SEC Championship was special and fun to watch and I am sure that his previous stints on the Palmer Cup were a factor in his selection for this year. I am very proud to say that Sebastian is a Razorback and represents the University in a first-class manner both on and off the course."
In his two previous Palmer Cup competitions, Cappelen earned a record of 4-2-2 and is undefeated in four singles matches, going 3-0-1. He was a major part of Team Europe's first victory since 2009 last summer at Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland and picked up three of Team Europe's 11 points at the 2010 event at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn.
Joining Cappelen on Team Europe in 2013 are Julien Brun (TCU-France), Scott Fernandez (Iowa State-Spain), Pedro Figueiredo (UCLA-Portugal), Greg Eason (UCF-England), Pontus Widegren (UCLA-Sweden), Joel Stalter (California-France), Kevin Phelan (North Florida-Ireland), Ben Taylor (Nova Southeastern-England) and Gary Hurley (NUI Maynooth-Ireland).
Team Europe's 2013 victory in the Palmer Cup closed the United States lead in the all-time series to 8-7-1.
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