April 28, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s golf coach Jim Brown has been named the head coach of the 1999 U.S. Palmer Cup team that will compete against a squad from Great Britain and Ireland. The teams will meet June 12-13 at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn.

Brown will coach a group of eight collegiate players. They are: Jeremy Anderson, UNLV; Jonathan Byrd, Clemson; Ben Curtis, Kent State; John Engler, Clemson; Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech; Hank Kuehne, SMU; Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech and Michael Morrison, Georgia.

The Palmer Cup, which is organized and presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America and is sponsored by the Arnold Palmer Golf Company, will feature top U.S. men’s collegiate players competing against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland. Players will compete in four fourball matches, four foursome matches and 16 singles matches over a two-day period. The winning team will be presented with the Palmer Cup Trophy, an antique English sterling silver cup.

The U.S. team won the inaugural event in 1997. Both the Americans and Great Britain/Irish teams tied last year. The U.S. squad retained the cup because they had won the previous year.