West Virginia’s Sear Ranked 19 In Penultimate Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking

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West Virginia University Senior Max Sear currently ranks 19th in the International Division of the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking for 2019. Sear is a native of Markham, Ontario, Canada.

The top six golfers from the final ranking in the Spring from both the United States and International men and women – 12 total golfers – will be among the 24 individuals selected to compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup. Longtime Arnold Palmer partner Rolex is continuing its 50 year relationship through its support of the matches which will be hosted by The Alotian Club June 7-9. 

Using Golfstat’s NCAA Player Ranking as a base, the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking awards bonus points for wins and high finishes and a penalty for poor finishes. The ranking also contains a strength of schedule component. 

The remaining six men’s and women’s spots for the United States will consist of five committee selections, including at least one non-Division I golfer, and a coaches pick. The balance of the International team will include the men’s and women’s winners of The R&A Scholars Tournament, four committee selections, and a coaches pick.

Arnold Palmer Cup teams will be unveiled live on Golf Channel’s Golf Central on Wednesday, March 6 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

For more information visit arnoldpalmercup.com.

United States Men

RankPlayerYearSchoolPercentile
1Peter KuestJRBYU0.9973
2Alex SmalleySRDuke0.9963
3Will GrimmerSROhio State0.9940
4Will GordonSRVanderbilt0.9931
5Eric BaeJRWake Forest0.9917
6Luke SchniederjansJRGeorgia Tech0.9899
7Edwin YiSROregon0.9894
8Riley CaseyJROklahoma0.9894
9Chandler EatonJRDuke0.9885
10Steven FiskSRGeorgia Southern0.9872
11Steven ChervonySRTexas0.9871
12McClure MeissnerSOSMU0.9867
13Cole HammerFRTexas0.9866
14Clay FeaglerJRPepperdine0.9848
15Patrick MartinSRVanderbilt0.9836
16Blake ElliottSRMcNeese State0.9831
17Brandon WuSRStanford0.9829
18Ethan MarcusSRArizona0.9801
19Chandler PhillipsSRTexas A&M0.9788
20Scott StevensSRSouth Carolina0.9779
21Noah NortonSOGeorgia Tech0.9774
22Benjamin ShippJRNC State0.9770
23Jon AugensteinJRVanderbilt0.9769
24Quade CumminsJROklahoma0.9760
25Sebastian CramptonSRCalifornia0.9757

United States Women

RankPlayerYearSchoolPercentile
1Mariel GaldianoJRUCLA0.9966
2Dylan KimSRArkansas0.9932
3Jennifer ChangSOSouthern California0.9869
4Malia NamFRSouthern California0.9864
5Haylee HarfordSRFurman0.9853
6Kaitlyn PappSOTexas0.9852
7Hailee CooperFRTexas0.9847
8Abby CarlsonJRVanderbilt0.9830
9Aneka SeumanutafaFROhio State0.9830
10Stephanie LauSRNorthwestern0.9829
11Auston KimFRVanderbilt0.9802
12Ellie SlamaSOOregon State0.9739
13Emilia MigliaccioSOWake Forest0.9711
14Sierra BrooksJRFlorida0.9660
15Courtney ZengSRVanderbilt0.9653
16Ivy ShepherdFRClemson0.9653
17Kaitlin MilliganSOOklahoma0.9643
18Lauren HartlageJRLouisville0.9638
19Gina KimFRDuke0.9637
20Kaylee BentonFRArkansas0.9630
21Brooke RileyJRNorthwestern0.9630
22Natalie SrinivasanJRFurman0.9625
23Kenzie WrightJRAlabama0.9607
24Greta BrunerJRTCU0.9603
25Allyson Geer-ParkJRMichigan State0.9591

International Men

RankPlayerYearSchool (Country)Percentile
1Chun An YuJRArizona State (Taiwan)0.9926
2Matthias SchmidSOLouisville (Germany)0.9895
3Peng PichaikoolJRMississippi State (Thailand)0.9871
4Sandy ScottJRTexas Tech (Scotland)0.9843
5Kaito OnishiSOSouthern California (Japan)0.9802
6Kengo AoshimaSOWake Forest (Japan)0.9792
7Ivan RamirezSRTexas Tech (Colombia)0.9742
8Jovan RebulaJRAuburn (South Africa)0.9733
9Albin BergstromFRUSF (Sweden)0.9714
10Stefano MazzoliSRTCU (Italy)0.9709
11Alex Del ReyJRArizona State (Spain)0.9668
12Luis GagneSRLSU (Costa Rica)0.9668
13Harry HallSRUNLV (England)0.9644
14Joel WendinSRArkansas State (Sweden)0.9627
15Oliver FarrellSRMarquette (England)0.9581
16Ervin ChangJRLiberty (Malaysia)0.9557
17John AxelsenSOFlorida (Denmark)0.9538
18Adrien PendariesSODuke (France)0.9529
19Max SearSRWest Virginia (Canada)0.9521
20Marco SteynSOWake Forest (South Africa)0.9506
21Guillaume FanonnelJRULM (France)0.9488
22Harry HillierSOKansas (New Zealand)0.9470
23Daniel O’LoughlinJRColorado (England)0.9463
24Tim WidingJRSan Francisco (Sweden)0.9461
25Ben WongFRSMU (Hong Kong)0.9460

International Women

RankPlayerYearSchool (Country)Percentile
1Frida KinhultFRFlorida State (Sweden)0.9960
2Patty TavatanakitSOUCLA (Thailand)0.9960
3Hira NaveedSRPepperdine (Australia)0.9949
4Julie McCarthySOAuburn (Ireland)0.9921
5Albane ValenzuelaJRStanford (Switzerland)0.9915
6Jiwon JeonJRAlabama (Republic of Korea)0.9909
7Leonie HarmSRHouston (Germany)0.9904
8Emily PriceFRSouth Carolina (England)0.9898
9Lois Kaye GoJRSouth Carolina (Philippines)0.9892
10Amelia GarveySOSouthern California (New Zealand)0.9846
11Ana BelacJRDuke (Slovenia)0.9841
12Agathe LaisneSOTexas (France)0.9824
13Anna BackmanFRMiami (Finland)0.9813
14Gabriela RuffelsSOSouthern California (Australia)0.9790
15Sofia GarciaSOTexas Tech (Paraguay)0.9763
16Yu-Sang HouSOArizona (Taiwan)0.9762
17Karoline StormoSRKent State (Norway)0.9717
18Abegail ArevaloSRSan Jose State (Philippines)0.9712
19Clare LegaspiJRUCLA (Philippines)0.9704
20Aline KrauterFRStanford (Germany)0.9703
21Marta PerezJRFlorida (Spain)0.9699
22Harmie ConstantinoFRGeorgia (Philippines)0.9682
23Kaleigh TelferSOAuburn (South Africa)0.9659
24Sára KouskováFRTexas (Czech Republic)0.9619
25Bianca PagdangananSRArizona (Philippines)0.9596

About Arnold Palmer Cup

The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla. in 1997. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players. The Arnold Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses including The Old Course, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. The 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club became the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.

Since its inception, over 100 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on either the PGA Tour, European Tour or LPGA, 28 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, and more than 50 have claimed over 200 victories on the PGA or European Tours. The United States leads the series 12-9-1.

The Arnold Palmer Cup is supported by the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation. The Arnold Palmer Cup provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit ArnoldPalmerCup.com.

About Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation

It all began in the 1960’s when Arnold Palmer’s go-for-broke style of golf bolstered a legion of fans, coined by the press as Arnie’s Army. Palmer’s charisma and unfailing sense of kindness and thoughtfulness endeared him to millions around the world. Over the past four decades, the Palmer family has contributed time and resources to support their passion for helping others and in so doing have made a profound impact on many lives. Founded in 2015, Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation has been entrusted to continue Arnold Palmer’s legacy of philanthropy by ensuring a brighter future for our youth through children’s health, character development and nature-focused wellness. For more information, or to join Arnie’s Army, please visit ArniesArmy.org or contact Chris Kolodinsky at 407-876-3944 or ckolodinsky@arniesarmy.org.

Rolex and the Arnold Palmer Cup

Through an unwavering commitment to the game of golf for more than 50 years, Rolex has developed one of the broadest and longest-standing relationships between brand and sport. These strong ties date back to 1967 when Rolex partnered with legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. The charismatic American holds a special place in golf history thanks as much to his natural talent and successful playing career as to his pioneering role in the sport. Since that pivotal bond, Rolex has gone on to establish partnerships at every level of the sport, including the governing bodies responsible for advancing the sport and the finest players, from The Big Three to the New Guard who are leading the rankings at the moment. The decision to partner the Arnold Palmer Cup was thus a natural progression for the Swiss watchmaker, and a tribute to the Arnold Palmer’s inspiring legacy.

About Rolex

An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise 

Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. From the beginning, in 1905, founder Hans Wilsdorf instilled a spirit of continuous improvement. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 500 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Furthermore, Rolex is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as the preservation of the planet.

About Nike

The exclusive footwear, apparel, headwear, and glove supplier of the Arnold Palmer Cup, Our mission is what drives us to do everything possible to expand human potential. We do that by creating groundbreaking sport innovations, by making our products more sustainably, by building a creative and diverse global team and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.

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