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Eastern Florida State College golfer Matt Gauntlett named to play in 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup

The Palmer Cup will take place July 1-3

Eastern Florida State College male golfer Matt Gauntlett has been named as a potential entrant for the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FL – Eastern Florida State College men’s golfer Matt Gauntlett has been named as a potential entrant for the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup.

The Palmer Cup will be held July 1-3 this season at the Golf Club de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. The Arnold Palmer Cup is a three-day golf tournament pitting a team from the United States against an international team.

The first date for the competition is Friday July 1 and will consist of four-ball mixed matches.

The second and third rounds will be played on July 2 with foursomes in the morning and mixed foursomes in the afternoon. The final day will consist of singles matches.

“It’s really cool to be nominated, a lot of really good golfers have played in the Palmer Cup so I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” Gauntlett said.

“I really like match-by-match, it’s something I grew up in England a lot and having the opportunity to possibly play in a US vs International is even exciting.”

All Palmer Cup entrants will be announced on April 19. The top six male and female golfers from each team will be selected by the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking. Remaining spots will be based on committee and coach selections.

Gauntlett was a PING first-team All-American last season and has improved this season with every event as the team prepares for the playoffs.

“I’m just trying to build a little more consistency this year, I struggled a lot in the first half this year but every tournament I play I start to see more improvement so I just focus on doing to be ready for the playoffs,” Gauntlet said.

The second is focused on his game and is finishing the season strong, but would like the opportunity to play in the Palmer Cup. (image EFSC)

The second is focused on his game and is finishing the season strong, but would like the opportunity to play in the Palmer Cup.

“It certainly shows that all of the hard work of the team is being recognized. All of my hard work and accomplishments are starting to be recognized, which is really satisfying because when you’re playing golf, you’re training a lot on your own, and being recognized for that hard work and getting the chance to play in an event like this would be really cool,” Gauntlett said.

“It’s a golf course that would be interesting to play, right in the Swiss Alps, so it would be a fantastic event, but to be able to play with the team in an event like that would be really cool.”

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