Men's Golf
Pieters Helps Team Europe Capture Palmer Cup

 
Thomas Pieters helped Team Europe claim the 2012 Palmer Cup.
Thomas Pieters helped Team Europe claim the 2012 Palmer Cup.
 

June 30, 2012

Complete Palmer Cup Results

NEWCASTLE, County Down - Europe claimed seven of eight matches and halved the other to stage a dramatic comeback and claim the 2012 Palmer Cup at The Royal County Down Golf Club on Saturday. Team Europe overcame a four-point deficit to win 13.5-10.5. The all-time Palmer Cup results now stand 8-7-1 in favor of the United States.

Illini Thomas Pieters halved both of his singles matches during the competition, coming back on the final hole against James White on Friday and Corbin Mills on Saturday. Both opponents conceded No. 18 to Pieters to end the match all-square. The first-ever Belgian native to play in the Palmer Cup teamed with Daan Huizing on the opening day, as the duo was edged (1up) by Chris Williams and Andrew Yun during the day one matches.

"After the first day we were very disappointed, of course, and we had a long meeting," Europe Coach Rickard Lindberg said. "I told them that we could still win this because there were a lot of points out there. I just wanted them to all believe that they could do it and they would have to go deep down within themselves to find something. Yesterday was good. We were pretty much in the same place we were today. We didn't have the lucky bounces like we did today but today was unreal. I couldn't be prouder of the guys or their performance. They really took on the situation and they really gave it a shot and came through on top. It was just unreal."

2012 Palmer Cup Results
June 28-30 at The Royal County Down Golf Club

Round Four Singles Matches Results (June 30) - Europe 13.5, United States 10.5
Sebastian Cappelen, Europe def. Chris Williams, USA, 3 and 2
Daan Huizing, Europe def. Justin Thomas, USA, 4 and 3
Robert Karlsson, Europe def. Patrick Rodgers, USA, 2 and 1
Thomas Pieters, Europe halved Corbin Mills, USA
David Booth, Europe def. James White, USA, 2-up
Graeme Robertson, Europe def. Derek Ernst, USA, 2 and 1
Julien Brun, Europe def. Blayne Barber, USA, 6 and 5
Pontus Widegren, Europe def. Andrew Yun, USA, 3 and 1

Round Three Singles Matches Results (June 29) - United States 10, Europe 6
Chris Williams, USA def. Graeme Robertson, Europe, 3 and 2
Julien Brun, Europe def. Blayne Barber, USA, 2 and 1
Daan Huizing, Europe def. Corbin Mills, USA, 1-up
Andrew Yun, USA def. David Booth, Europe, 4 and 2
James White, USA halved Thomas Pieters, Europe
Robert Karlsson, Europe def. Derek Ernst, USA, 4 and 2
Justin Thomas, USA halved Sebastian Cappelen, Europe
Patrick Rodgers, USA halved Pontus Widegren, Europe

Foursome Matches Results (June 28) - United States 6.5, Europe 1.5
Derek Ernst/Andrew Yun, USA def. Daan Huizing/Thomas Pieters, Europe, 1-up
Corbin Mills/Chris Williams, USA def. Graeme Robertson/Pontus Widegren, Europe, 5 and 4
David Booth/Robert Karlsson, Europe def. Blayne Barber/James White, USA, 2 and 1
Patrick Rodgers/Justin Thomas, USA def. Julien Brun/Sebastian Cappelen, Europe, 1-up

Four-Ball Matches Results (June 28) - United States 3.5, Europe 0.5
Chris Williams/Andrew Yun, USA def. Daan Huizing/Thomas Pieters, Europe, 1-up
Derek Ernst/Corbin Mills, USA halved Julien Brun/Sebastian Cappelen, Europe
Blayne Barber/James White, USA def. David Booth/Graeme Robertson, Europe, 6 and 4
Patrick Rodgers/Justin Thomas, USA def. Robert Karlsson/Pontus Widegren, Europe, 2-up

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