Darling Named to 2022 International Palmer Cup Team
Freshman becomes the fourth Gamecock to be selected for prestigious amateur event
NORMAN, Okla. — Freshman standout Hannah Darling was selected to Team International for the upcoming Arnold Palmer Cup (July 1-3) this summer in Switzerland. Teams were announced today live on the Golf Channel in conjunction with the tournament.
The top six golfers in the final spring ranking from both the United States and International men and women were among the individuals selected to compete today. Darling is ranked third in the final rankings for Team International on the women’s side.
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 rest of the team members will be at-large picks. The remaining six spots for the United States will consist of five committee picks, including at least one non-Division I golfer, and a coaches pick. The balance of the International squad also includes five committee selections, including at least one representative from The R&A Student Tour Series, and a coaches pick.
Darling is fresh off a top-10 finish in the stroke play portion of the 2022 SEC Championship (April 13-15) at Greystone. In nine starts this season, she leads the team with a 72.65 scoring average, six top-10 finishes and a pair of top-fives. The Midlothian, Scotland, native has finished inside the top-30 in every tournament for the Gamecocks. Darling is ranked No. 8 in Golfstat and No. 12 in WAGR.
She joins All-Americans Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (2020, 2021), Lois Kaye Go (2019) and Ainhoa Olarra (2018) as Gamecocks to play in the Palmer Cup.
About the 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 Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses, including The Old Course at St. Andrews, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. Beginning with the 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club, the Arnold Palmer Cup is the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.
Since its inception, over 125 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, European, or LPGA Tours; 32 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, or Solheim Cup and more than 65 have claimed over 285 victories on the PGA, European, or LPGA Tours, including three major champions in both 2020 and 2021. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 13-11-1.
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation supports the Palmer Cup, which provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth character development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit ArnoldPalmerCup.com.