James Ross Named to Team Europe for Palmer Cup

    April 17, 2014

    palmercup.org | Season Statistics

    HOUSTON - University of Houston senior James Ross was selected to compete for Europe during the Palmer Cup in an announcement made Thursday morning on Golf Channel's Morning Drive. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.

    In 2013-14, Ross ranks second among the Cougars with a 72.04 scoring average and stands third on the team with 14 rounds of par or better. He has posted six top-10 finishes this year and finished second on Tuesday during the rain-shortened Reunion Intercollegiate after firing back-to-back, even-par 72s.

    This will not be Ross' first international competition this season. In late March, he sat out of his collegiate schedule to compete for Scotland on Team Europe during an international friendly match against Team Asia/Pacific for the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in Bangalore, India.

    Ross becomes the third Cougar to compete in the Palmer Cup, joining Andy Sanders and Simon Robinson, who both played in 2000.

    Ross joined Jon Rahm of Arizona State (Spain), UCF's Ricardo Gouveia (Portugal), Erik Oja of Arizona (Sweden), Illinois' Thomas Detry (Belgium) and Pep Angles of Central Arkansas (Spain) as the six European players selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking.

    UAB's Paul Dunne (Ireland) and Grant Forrest of San Diego (Scotland) were committee selections. Louis Tomlinson of UCLAN Myerscough (England) qualified by winning The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. Jack McDonald of Stirling University in Scotland was the pick of Team Europe Coach Andrew Coltart.

    The United States was represented by Cameron Wilson (Stanford), Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans, Robby Shelton of Alabama, Oklahoma State's Wyndham Clark, Brandon Hagy of California and USC's Rico Hoey. Bryson Dechambeau of SMU, Oglethorpe's Anthony Maccaglia and Alabama's Trey Mullinax were committee selections, while Stewart Jolly of LSU was selected with Coach Steve Desimone's pick.

    For more information, visit palmercup.org.

    Palmer Cup Ranking Selections

    James Ross, Houston - Scotland
    Jon Rahm, Arizona State - Spain
    Ricardo Gouveia, UCF - Portugal
    Erik Oja, Arizona - Sweden
    Thomas Detry, Illinois - Belgium
    Pep Angles, Central Arkansas - Spain

    Committee Selections
    Paul Dunne, UAB - Ireland
    Grant Forrest, San Diego - Scotland

    The R&A Scholars' Tournament Champion
    Louis Tomlinson, UCLAN Myerscough - England

    Coach's Pick
    Jack McDonald, Stirling - Scotland

    Head Coach - Andrew Coltart - Scotland
    Assistant Coach - Phil Rowe, Stanford - England

    Palmer Cup Ranking Selections

    Cameron Wilson, Stanford
    Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
    Robby Shelton, Alabama
    Wyndham Clark, Oklahoma State
    Brandon Hagy, California
    Rico Hoey, USC

    Committee Selections
    Bryson Dechambeau, SMU
    Anthony Maccaglia, Oglethorpe
    Trey Mullinax, Alabama

    Coach's Pick
    Stewart Jolly, LSU

    Head Coach - Steve Desimone, California
    Assistant Coach - Ryan Murphy, Texas

    Ross and his Houston teammates start postseason play when they compete at the American Athletic Conference Championships on April 27-29 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.
    Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarGolf on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Golf news and notes on the team's Facebook page at HoustonCougarGolf.


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