Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nagy named to U.S. Palmer Cup team

Charlotte 49ers senior golf standout Corey Nagy has been named to the 2010 U.S. Palmer Cup team. Nagy, a three time all-American and reigning Atlantic 10 individual champion, is the second player from Charlotte in the last three years to earn a spot in the event.

“Obviously, any time you can represent your country it’s a tremendous honor. This is unique in the sense that only a handful of guys get to go," Nagy said. "To be invited is pretty special. It certainly ranks up there in things I’ve accomplished at Charlotte. I feel very honored to be a part of the team.”

Nagy is one of eight players selected to the U.S. team. The 2010 Palmer Cup will be held June 24-26 at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. The Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style event that pits the top collegiate players from America against their counterparts from Europe.

“This is a tremendous honor for Corey,” said 49ers coach Adam Pry. “Being selected to represent your country is extremely special and will certainly be an experience he will remember for the rest of his life. Corey will have to delay turning professional for another month to play in the Palmer Cup but it will provide a fitting end to a very successful amateur and college career.”

In 2008, 49ers player Jonas Enander Hedin of Sweden was named to the European Palmer Cup Team. Enander Hedin’s 3 & 2 victory over Georgia’s Adam Mitchell clinched Europe’s 14-10 victory over the U.S. Enander Hedin and Alabama’s Michael Thompson were named recipients of the Michael Carter Award, given to a player from each side that best represents the qualities of the Palmer Cup.

Team USA
Tyson Alexander, Florida
John Chin, UCI
David Chung, Stanford
Dustin Garza, Wichita State
Russell Henley, Georgia
Daniel Miernicki, Oregon
Corey Nagy, Charlotte
Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi
Head Coach: Chris Zambri, Southern California
Assistant Coach, Brian Sharp, Virginia Tech