June 26, 2016
MERSEYSIDE, England – With a comfortable 3-and-1 victory over Augusta’s Robin Petersson in singles play on Sunday morning, LSU’s senior All-American Zach Wright earned his second victory of the weekend and remained unbeaten in four matches played at the 2016 Arnold Palmer Cup while scoring three points for Team USA.
The Europeans took back the Arnold Palmer Cup by a winning margin of 18.5-11.5 in three days of competition at Formby Golf Club and cut Team USA’s lead to 10-9-1 in the Ryder Cup-style championship.
Wright went 1-down to Petersson three different times on the front nine while dropping holes Nos. 4, 7 and 9, but bounced back each time to square the match through 11 holes. He then took his first lead by making a par at the par-four 12th hole and extended his lead to 2-up with a birdie at the par-three 16th. Wright’s birdie at the par-five 17th hole clinched a 3-and-1 victory in the match.
Wright has been impressive in match play throughout his collegiate career as he was a perfect 6-0 for the Tigers while playing match play at the NCAA Championships in each of the last three seasons. He finished off his appearance at the Arnold Palmer Cup as one of Team USA’s leading performers with three points scored and a 2-0-2 record in four matches played this weekend.
Final Round Singles Results
Antoine Rozner, Europe def. Nahum Mendoza III, USA, 1-up
Rico Hoey, USA def. Sam Horsfield, Europe, 1-up
Adrian Meronk, Europe halved Alistair Docherty, USA
Zach Wright, USA def. Robin Petersson, Europe, 3-and-1
Charlie Danielson, USA def. David Boote, Europe, 1-up
Mathias Eggenberger, Europe def. Will Zalatoris, USA, 1-up
Matthias Schwab, Europe def. Doug Ghim, USA, 2-and-1
Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Europe def. Will Gordon, USA, 1-up
Lars van Meijel, Europe halved Derek Bard, USA
Stuart Grehan, Europe halved Michael Johnson, USA