NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt sophomore William Moll will begin play Friday in the 2021 Palmer Cup.
From Houston, Texas, Moll is Vanderbilt’s ninth selection to participate in the prestigious event. This year’s tournament is scheduled for June 11-13 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Moll is scheduled to tee off in mixed four-ball at 9:15 a.m. Friday alongside Kate Smith against Pontus Nyholm and Ingrid Lindblad of the International Team.
Moll made the match-clinching putt at the SEC Championships in what was a breakout season for the second-year player. He had nine top-15 finishes – including third at the NCAA Regional in Kingston Springs – for the 2020-21 season and finished with 70.6 stroke in 11 events.
Part of the United States Team for the Palmer Cup, Moll will join a squad of the top college golfers to face the International Team. Same Bennett of Texas A&M, Jacob Bridgeman of Clemson, Ricky Castillo of Texas, Pierceson Coody of Texas, Nick Gabrelcik of North Florida, Ryan Hall of South Carolina, Dylan Menante of Pepperdine, Trevor Norby of Oklahoma Christian, Trent Phillips of Georgia, Brad Reeves of Arizona and Benjamin Shipp of North Carolina State join Moll on a team coached by Jean-Paul Hebert (Texas), Jon Whithaus (Duke) and Greg Sands (Texas Tech).
The U.S. leads the event series 11-9-1.
The Arnold Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tournament, was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America and began at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, in 1997.
Rich Harvest Farms is consistently ranked in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The course consists of 18 manicured holes and is a 1,820-acre showcase of nature and agriculture.
Moll’s will join Brandt Snedeker (2003), Luke List (2006-07), Hunter Stewart (2015), Matthias Schwab (2015-16), Will Gordon (2016, 2019), John Augenstein (2019), Patrick Martin (2019) and Limbaugh (2019) as Vanderbilt participants in the event. Augenstein was chosen as part of the 2020 tournament which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.