Hoey Named To U.S. Palmer Cup Team
April 17, 2014
USC freshman Rico Hoey, who has seven Top 7 finishes this year, was one of 10 players selected to represent the U.S. in the 2014 Palmer Cup, the GCAA announced Thursday (April 17).
The teams were selected by a combination of Palmer Cup Rankings, committee selections and a coach's pick. The Palmer Cup features American and European college golfers in a Ryder Cup-style competition, which this year will be held June 26-28 at Walton Health Golf Club in Surrey, England.
Hoey was one of six golfers selected by the Palmer Cup ranking thanks to his standout freshman season. He leads the Trojans with a stroke average of 70.59 and has a team-best 14 rounds in the 60s, including a recent streak of seven in a row. Among his seven top 7 finishes was a win at the Gifford Collegiate tournament at 8-under 202 (68-66-68). Hoey has finished in the top 5 in his last four events
Hoey will be the fourth Trojan to compete in the Palmer Cup. Brian Hull (1997) and Jamie Lovemark (2007) represented the U.S while Tim Sluiter played for Europe in 2008 and 2009. USC Coach Chris Zambri coached the U.S. team in 2010.
Joining Hoey on the U.S. Palmer Cup team are Stanford's Cameron Wilson, Georgia Tech's Ollie Schiederjans, Alabama's Robby Shelton and Trey Mullinax, Oklahoma State's Wyndham Clark, California's Brandon Hagy, SMU's Bryson Dechambeau, Oglethorpe's Anthony Maccaglia, and LSU's Stewart Jolly.