COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State director of golf Therese Hession will represent the United States and the Buckeye golf programs when she helps lead the United States team at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup this weekend in Évian-les-Bains, France. Hession will coach the American team alongside Oklahoma’s Ryan Hybl while Herb Page of Kent State and Canada and Anne Walker of Stanford and Scotland will lead the international side.
The event, which will be held at Evian Resort Golf Club in Friday through Sunday, is a Ryder Cup-style competition that will be the first played under the expanded format to include men’s and women’s collegiate golfers.
“I am honored and privileged to help lead the U.S. Squad at the 2018 Palmer Cup in France,” Hession said. “The matches should be extremely competitive featuring the best men and women in collegiate golf. The venue is outstanding as well, having hosted many top events in Europe, including the Evian Championship last year as a major on the LPGA Tour.”
In her 27 seasons, Hession has guided the Buckeyes to 10 Big Ten championships, including back-to-back-to-back from 2014-16, 17 NCAA Championships appearances and 25 NCAA Regionals. The seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year has led the Buckeyes to an appearance in the NCAA Championships in six of the last eight years, including a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2017.
Hession’s efforts and impressive results have not gone unnoticed. She was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in the Class of 2015 and has been named the National Coach of the Year twice (2014 by Golfweek and 1997 by the National Golf Coaches Association). She’s been tabbed as Big Ten Coach of the Year on seven occasions (1993, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014).