Arnold Palmer Cup Begins Friday

Vanderbilt’s representatives tee it up on Friday at the Alotian Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas

Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh and Commodores John Augenstein, Will Gordon, and Patrick Martin, will all participate in this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Cup for the United States team in a Ryder-Cup type format that features the best collegiate players in the world. Twelve of the best men and women, 24 players total, for the United States will compete against 24 players from the international squad in a unique format that begins on Friday at the Alotian Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Vanderbilt will also be represented by Abbey Carlson from the women’s team.

The Commodores’ four combined selections matched Texas, who also had four. This marks the first time Vanderbilt has had three men’s players in the Palmer Cup, and the first time a Vanderbilt coach has served as a captain of one of the two teams.

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The tournament will consist of 18 holes of Mixed Four Ball on Friday afternoon, 18 holes each of Mixed Foursomes and Foursomes on Saturday, and 18 holes of singles competition on Sunday.

Live-streaming of the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup can be viewed at, the NBC Sports app and GOLF Channel app – NBC Sports Group’s live-streaming products for mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs.

Mixed Fourball
Friday, June 7
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET

Mixed Foursomes
Saturday, June 8
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 8
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET

Singles Matches
Sunday, June 9
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET

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Explanation of Competition
Mixed Four Ball

“Four Ball” play is a match in which each member of the two-person teams plays their own ball. Four balls are in play per hole with each of the four players recording a score on the hole. The team whose player posts the best score on that hole wins the hole. Should players from each team tie for the best score, that hole is halved.

Mixed Foursomes/Foursomes
“Foursome” play is a match in which the golfers compete on a team against two other golfers and each side plays one ball. The golfers play alternate shots (player A hits tee shot, player B hits second shot, etc.) until the hole is played out. Team members alternate on the playing of tee shots, with one golfer hitting the tee shot on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting tee shots from the even-numbered holes. The team with the better score wins the hole. Should the two teams tie for best score, the hole is halved.

“Singles” is a match in which one player plays against another player. A player wins the match when the player is up by more holes than there are holes remaining to play.