May 1, 2001
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior golf Bryce Molder has been selected to be a member of the United States Palmer Cup team for the third time in his career. The fifth annual Palmer Cup competition will match some of the top collegiate players in the U.S. against the top players from Great Britain and Ireland. The two-day event will be held at Baltusrol Golf Club’s Lower Course on June 27-28. The course has hosted seven U.S. Opens and most recently hosted the U.S. Amateur.
Molder will be making his first appearance on the team since 1999, as he competed for the U.S. in both 1998 and ’99. Participating in the Palmer Cup has been a successful experience for Molder, as in 1999 he teamed with fellow Yellow Jacket Matt Kuchar to help the U.S. defend the Palmer Cup for the third-consecutive year at the Honors Course in Ooletwah, Tenn. During the 1998 tournament, Molder sank a 10-foot birdie putt at St. Andrews in Scotland to help the U.S. retain the title.
The East Coast will be strongly represented on this year*s team with six of the seven players on the team being from schools in District 3. Joining Molder on the team will be Nick Cassini and Erik Compton of Georgia, John Engler and Lucas Glover of Clemson and Chris Wisler of East Tennessee State. Rounding out the first seven members will be Scott Lander, a senior at UNLV. One additional team member will be named at a later date.
Prior to competing for the United State in international competition, Molder and his Yellow Jacket teammates will return to action on May 17-19, when they travel to Williamsburg, Va., to compete in the NCAA East Regional at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Twenty-seven teams will be competing for the chance to advance to the NCAA Championships in Durham, N.C., on May 30-June 2.