Texas Tech golfers on international team win Arnold Palmer Cup

Texas Tech golfers on international team win Arnold Palmer Cup
Texas Tech golfers Ludvig Aberg and Sofia Garcia helped push their team of international players to a second-straight Arnold Palmer Cup title (Source: Texas Tech University)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Two Texas Tech golfers helped push their team of international players to a win in the Arnold Palmer Cup title on Wednesday.

Ludvig Aberg and Sofia Garcia combined for six victories over the course of the three-day event.

For Garcia, it marked the second-consecutive year she has helped the international team secure the Arnold Palmer Cup title as the group of overseas players easily topped their U.S. counterparts with a 40.5-19.5 victory. It marked the first time since the 2008-09 events that the international team has won the cup in back-to-back years.

Garcia closed her tenure at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando with a 2-and-1 victory over Jaime Jacob in singles play Wednesday morning. She was 2-2 overall in the event after splitting a pair of foursome matches Tuesday.

Aberg, playing in his first Arnold Palmer Cup, was a perfect 4-0 throughout the tournament as he and Vincent Norman topped the U.S. duo of Pierceson Coody and Garett Reband, 4-and-3, Tuesday morning. He and Maja Stark edged Reband and Julia Johnson, 2-and-1, in the Tuesday afternoon session before closing the event with a singles victory over Zach Zediker, 5-and-4, Wednesday morning.

Team International entered Wednesday needing only 3.5 points to retain the cup, which it easily obtained with points in five-straight matches to seal the victory.

ARNOLD PALMER CUP INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Ludvig Aberg

Monday (Mixed Fourball) – Abeg/Maja Stark (INT) def. John Augenstein/Allyson Geer (U.S.), 2&1

Tuesday (Foursomes) – Aberg/Vincent Norman (INT) def. Pierceson Coody/Garett Reband (U.S.), 4&3

Tuesday (Mixed Foursomes) – Aberg/Maja Stark (INT) def. Julia Johnson/Garett Reband (U.S.), 2&1

Wednesday (Singles) – Aberg (INT) def. Zach Zediker (U.S.), 5&4

Sofia Garcia

Monday – Zach Zediker/Allisen Corpuz (U.S.) def. Garcia/Sam Choi (INT), 4&3

Tuesday – Garcia/Ingrid Lindblad (INT) def. Gina Kim/Kenzie Wright (U.S.), 1 Up

Tuesday (Mixed Foursomes) – Allisen Corpuz/Davis Thompson (U.S.) def. Sam Choi/Garcia (INT), 4&3

Wednesday (Singles) – Garcia (INT) def. Jaime Jacob (U.S.), 2&1

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