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Courtesy: Michael Shroyer
Two Blue Devils Listed Palmer Cup Rankings
Friday 03/06/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - Senior Brinson Paolini is No. 6 for Team USA, while freshman Mads Soegaard in No. 23 for Europe in the first Palmer Cup Ranking of the spring as announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The top six golfers in the new ranking from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 individuals selected to compete in the 2013 Palmer Cup at Wilmington Country Club.  

Paolini, rated 13th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, is off to a terrific start to his senior season at Duke. The Virginia Beach, Va., native boasts a 71.4 stroke average with seven under par rounds (14 total rounds). He has finished in the top 20 in all five events this season with three top 5 finishes and four top 10 placings. Paolini finished tied for third with a four-under 140 in a rain shortened John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in his first outing of the spring.

Paolini's name is already scattered throughout the Duke career record books as he ranks among the school's all-time leaders in stroke average (2nd - 72.25), rounds in the 60s (2nd - 24), under-par rounds (6th - 39), even-par rounds (2nd - 20), even-par or better rounds (3rd - 59), top 5 finishes (3rd - 11), top 10 finishes (t-7th - 16)  and top 20 finishes (7th - 22).

Soegaard has a 73.1 stroke average with a pair of to 10 finishes in his inaugural season in Durham. The Denmark native is tied for second on the team with six under-par rounds and has a season-best tie for fourth finish at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate.

The Palmer Cup rankings will be updated on March 20 and April 3. The six participants selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking will be announced on April 17 with the balance of both teams named the following week. 

For more information visit palmercup.org.

Team USA

 

Rank

 

Name

 

Year

 

School

 

Percentile

1.

 

Michael Kim

 

SO

 

California

 

.9992

2.

 

Trevor Simsby

 

JR

 

Washington

 

.9935

3.

 

Daniel Berger

 

SO

 

Florida State

 

.9935

4.

 

Justin Thomas

 

SO

 

Alabama

 

.9911

5.

 

Michael Weaver

 

Jr

 

California

 

.9863

6.

 

Brinson Paolini

 

SR

 

Duke

 

.9862

7.

 

Jace Long

 

SR

 

Missouri

 

.9839

8.

 

Kevin Penner

 

SR

 

UNLV

 

.9838

9.

 

T.J. Vogel

 

SR

 

Florida

 

.9838

10.

 

Patrick Rodgers

 

SO

 

Stanford

 

.9823

11.

 

Yi Keun Chang

 

FR

 

Southern California

 

.9822

12.

 

Evan Beck

 

SR

 

Wake Forest

 

.9781

13.

 

James Erkenbeck

 

SR

 

New Mexico

 

.9757

14.

 

Anthony Paolucci

 

SO

 

Southern California

 

.9756

15.

 

Talor Gooch

 

JR

 

Oklahoma State

 

.9756

16.

 

Cody Gribble

 

SR

 

Texas

 

.9739

17.

 

Ollie Schniederjans

 

SO

 

Georgia Tech

 

.9724

18.

 

Bobby Wyatt

 

JR

 

Alabama

 

.9797

19.

 

MJ Maguire

 

SO

 

North Florida

 

.9699

20.

 

Trey Mullinax

 

JR

 

Alabama

 

.9698

21.

 

T.J. Mitchell

 

SR

 

Georgia

 

.9691

22.

 

Andrew Yun

 

SR

 

Stanford

 

.9682

23.

 

Chris Williams

 

SR

 

Washington

 

.9676

24.

 

Tyler McCumber

 

SR

 

Florida

 

.9642

25.

 

Brandon Hagy

 

JR

 

California

 

.9612

 

Team Europe

 

Rank

 

Name

 

Year

 

School

 

Country

 

Percentile

1.

 

Pontus Widegren

 

SR

 

UCLA

 

Sweden

 

.9943

2.

 

Julien Brun

 

SO

 

TCU

 

France

 

.9863

3.

 

Kevin Phelan

 

SR

 

North Florida

 

Ireland

 

.9830

4.

 

Joel Stalter

 

JR

 

California

 

France

 

.9782

5.

 

Pedro Figueiredo

 

SR

 

UCLA

 

Portugal

 

.9770

6.

 

Greg Eason

 

JR

 

UCF

 

England

 

.9732

7.

 

Scott Fernandez

 

SO

 

Iowa State

 

Spain

 

.9643

8.

 

Pontus Gad

 

SR

 

TCU

 

Sweden

 

.9568

9.

 

Victor Perez

 

SO

 

New Mexico

 

France

 

.9536

10.

 

Jonathan Grey

 

FR

 

Georgia State

 

England

 

.9441

11.

 

David Boote

 

FR

 

Stanford

 

Wales

 

.9438

12.

 

Toni Hakula

 

JR

 

Texas

 

Finland

 

.9429

13.

 

Sebastian Cappelen

 

JR

 

Arkansas

 

Denmark

 

.9368

14.

 

Daniel Jennevret

 

SR

 

TCU

 

Sweden

 

.9291

15.

 

Clement Sordet

 

SO

 

Texas Tech

 

France

 

.9194

16.

 

Erik Oja

 

JR

 

Arizona

 

Sweden

 

.9171

17.

 

Sebastian Soderberg

 

SR

 

Coastal Carolina

 

Sweden

 

.9130

18.

 

Emilio Cuartero

 

JR

 

Missouri

 

Spain

 

.9108

19.

 

Chris Robb

 

JR

 

Chattanooga

 

Scotland

 

.9105

20.

 

Filippo Zucchetti

 

SO

 

Baylor

 

Italy

 

.8927

21.

 

Tom Berry

 

SR

 

San Diego State

 

England

 

.8905

22.

 

Thomas Perrot

 

FR

 

Memphis

 

France

 

.8874

23.

 

Mads Soegaard

 

FR

 

Duke

 

Denmark

 

.8810

24.

 

Jon Rahm

 

FR

 

Arizona State

 

Spain

 

.8750

25.

 

Martin Simonsen

 

SO

 

UTEP

 

Denmark

 

.8631


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