April 23, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech golfer Cameron Tringale has been selected to be on the United States team that will compete in the annual Palmer Cup matches, presented by Fisher Capital Partners, at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 3-5.
The American team will consist of Bud Cauley of Alabama, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann and Trent Leon, Jamie Lovemark of Southern California, Georgia’s Adam Mitchell, Tringale, Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle and Colorado native Steve Ziegler of Stanford. It will be the second Palmer Cup appearances for both Lovemark (2007) and Mitchell (2008).
Tringale, a senior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., is the sixth Georgia Tech player to play for the USA in the matches since 1998, joining Matt Kuchar (1998, 1999), Bryce Molder (1998, 1999, 2001), Roberto Castro (2005, 2006), Kevin Larsen (2006) and Chesson Hadley (2008). Tech coach Bruce Heppler coached the U.S. team in 2003.
A three-time All-American, including second-team recognition in 2006 and 2007, Tringale has enjoyed his best year for Tech, winning two tournaments and finishing in the top 10 of four others. He is the nation’s No. 3-ranked player according to the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, and has averaged 71.33 strokes over 27 rounds.
Representing the European team will be Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Arizona State’s Stephan Gross, Leonardo Motta of IULM Milan, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander, Chris Paisley and Robin Wingardh of Tennessee, Texas A&M’s Andrea Pavan and Tim Sluiter of Southern California. Spain’s Campillo will be competing in his third Palmer Cup (2007, `08) will Sluiter of The Netherlands will appear in his second (2008). Gross is the first Palmer Cup participant from Germany. Motta and Pavan hail from Italy, Paisley from England and Norlander and Wingardh from Sweden.
The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series 6-5-1.
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
Trent Leon, Oklahoma State
Jamie Lovemark, Southern California
Adam Mitchell, Georgia
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Mike Van Sickle, Marquette
Steve Ziegler, Stanford
Jorge Campillo, Indiana (Spain)
Stephan Gross, Arizona State (Germany)
Leonardo Motta, IULM Milan (Italy)
Henrik Norlander, Augusta State (Sweden)
Chris Paisley, Tennessee (England)
Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M (Italy)
Tim Sluiter, Southern California (The Netherlands)
Robin Wingardh, Tennessee (Sweden)