Zalatoris Named to American Team for Palmer Cup
Will Zalatoris
April 15, 2016

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest sophomore golfer Will Zalatoris was named to the United States team for the 2016 Palmer Cup. The event, named after Demon Deacon legend Arnold Palmer, is a Ryder Cup style competition that annually matches the best collegiate golfers from the United States against the best from Europe.

This year’s event will be held June 24-26 at Formby Golf Club in Formby, England. Each team consists of 10 active collegiate players.

Zalatoris will be the third Demon Deacon to compete in the Palmer Cup, which debuted in 1997. Bill Haas represented the United States in 2002 and 200,3 and Webb Simpson was a member of the American squad in 2007.

“It is a huge honor to represent you country,” said Zalatoris. “I feel the presence of Mr. Palmer’s legacy on a daily basis at Wake Forest. I see his statue every day as I walk into our golf center and it is a great reminder of the goals that I want to accomplish on and off the golf course. The Palmer Cup is just another wonderful example of Mr. Palmer’s legacy on this sport. I look forward to representing his university as well as our country in June.”

Zalatoris and the Demon Deacons return to action next week with the ACC Men’s Golf Championship, held Apr. 22-24 at the Old North State Club in Uwharrie Point, N.C.

 

 

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