Go Helps Win 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup
ROLAND, Ark. – South Carolina rising-senior Lois Kaye Go helped Team International win the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup on Sunday, contributing one of the final points to clinch the win at the prestigious event.
During the four rounds of match play that stretched over a three-day period, Go aided in two of Team International’s 30.5 points that were needed to clinch a victory. Go is the first Gamecock women’s golfer to win the Arnold Palmer Cup.
Every match Go was a part of went at least 17 holes throughout the event, totaling 70 holes in just three days at the Alotian Golf Club for the native of Cebu City, Philippines. Go picked up a victory in the mixed foursomes morning session with best ball on Saturday and then another on Sunday during the singles matches.
In the victory in the mixed foursomes, Go and her partner Peng Pichaikool of Mississippi State defeated the University of Texas pair of Cole Hammer and Hailee Cooper. An impressive victory for the international duo, with Hammer the No. 4 ranked amateur according to World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Go’s success against the University of Texas continued to Sunday’s singles matches. She took down Kaitlyn Papp, a sophomore for the Longhorns, who is the No. 25 ranked amateur according to World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Go’s success at the Arnold Palmer Cup comes shortly after she was named an All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). Go also was named First Team All-SEC this past season and currently holds the career stroke average record heading into her senior year at 72.63. Go’s 2018-19 resume also includes SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2018 Asian Games gold medalist, 2018 Kuala Lumpur Amateur Open champion and 2019 Philippine Amateur Open champion.
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