Armstrong, Mendez share first round lead at the Western Amateur


Sugar Grove, Illinois (August 4, 2015)
 – Two 19-year-olds tied the competitive course record Tuesday at Rich Harvest Farms when they shot 5-under par 67s in the opening round of the 113th Western Amateur in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

On a perfect, high-sky, low-wind, summer day, Dawson Armstrong, of Nashville, and Jose Mendez, of Costa Rica, tied the course record held jointly by Michael Thompson (2007), Corey Conners (2012) and Greg Eason (2013).

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Team USA wins the 2015 Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. –Despite Europe winning five matches on Sunday, the United States reclaimed the Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms defeating Europe 18-12. The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series, 10-8-1.

Going into Sunday, the Americans needed just 2 points to win the Palmer Cup. Europe’s Clement Sordet earned and kept a lead early. After a birdie on 11 and par on 13, Sordet went 3 up and would go on to take the match 2 and 1, keeping Europe’s hopes alive for a short time.

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