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Harris Selected to Play In the 2002 Palmer Cup

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: May 03, 2002
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May 3, 2002

NORFOLK, VA. - The Golf Coaches Association of America announced today that Old Dominion University junior Geoffrey Harris (Reading, England) has been selected as a member of the 2002 Palmer Cup Team for Great Britain and Ireland. This year's event will be held at Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland, July 11 and 12.

The Palmer Cup, named in honor of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, is an international golf competition that annually pits the the top eight collegiate golfers from the United States against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland.

Harris who ranks ninth in the NCAA South Region registered a first and three seconds during the fall season. In the spring, Harris had five top ten finishes, including a second and a fourth place finish.

In the fall season, Harris lost the Mid Pines Tournament in a play-off and ranked second nationally with a 70.0 stroke average. He placed ninth at the CAA Championships.

"This was one of my goals this year, " said Harris. " This is quite an honor to represent your country against some of best collegiate players in the world."

The USA squad will consist of the top eight American golfers, Bill Haas of Wake Forest, Ryan Hybl of Georgia, John Klauk of Texas, Hunter Mahan of oklahoma State, Troy Matteson of Georgia Tech, D.J. Trahan of Clemson, Nick Watney of Fresno State and Lee Williamson of Purdue.

The last time the Palmer Cup was held in Europe, Team Great Britain and Ireland defeated the U.S. 12.5 to 11.5.

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