Three ACC Golfers Named to Palmer Cup Teams


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three ACC golfers have been named to this summer’s Arnold Palmer Cup, held June 24-26 at the Formby Golf Club in England. 

Virginia’s Derek Bard and Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris will represent the United States, while Louisville’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist will play on the European side. 

The first Virginia golfer selected for the Palmer Cup, Bard recently competed at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club after earning an invitation by placing second at the U.S. Amateur Championships last summer. He currently tops the Virginia team with a 71.31 stroke average and has five top-five finishes this season in nine collegiate events. He tied for first at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in October.

Zalatoris will be the third Demon Deacon to compete in the Palmer Cup, which debuted in 1997. A sophomore, he is 16th in the Golfweek rankings having posted a team-best 70.37 scoring average and eight top-10 finishes.

Sciot-Siegrist will be only the second Louisville golfer to play in the Palmer Cup and the first since Derek Fathauer was named a member of the United States squad in 2008. An ACC champion last season, Sciot-Siegrist has developed into one of the top players in school history, owning the school record for the top stroke average at 71.87. Over the course of his four-year career, Sciot-Siegrist has three tournament wins and 15 top-five finishes.