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Two Golf Devils hope for repeat mark at Palmer Cup

April 19, 2010

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Sun Devils Jesper Kennegard and James Byrne are part Europe's attempt to retain the Palmer Cup when the contest is staged June 24-26 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. The European team won the cup at Cherry Hills Country Club last year with former Sun Devil Stephan Gross aiding in the victory.

The Palmer Cup stretches back to 1997. The series is tied 6-6-1. However, Europe has won the last two contests.

Last year at Colorado's Cherry Hills Country Club Gross continued the solid run of Sun Devils competing in the Palmer Cup. Gross won both his singles matches as Sun Devils are now 12-0 in head-to-head matches in the 13-match history of the event.

Alejandro Canizares, the 2003 NCAA champion and a four-time All-American, racked up 13 victories in his four years as a Palmer Cup player (2003-06), with an 8-0 mark in singles. Jeff Quinney, the 2000 U.S. Amateur champion, also was 2-0 in singles when he competed in 2001.