PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (June 25, 2010) - ETSU rising senior Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England) fell to 1-2 at the Palmer Cup on Friday, dropping his singles match 4 and 3 to American David Chung at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Despite Enoch's loss, the Americans still watched as their 6-2 advantage heading into the day's action was cut to 9-7, as the Europeans won five of the day's eight singles matches.
Stretching back to 1997, the Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup style competition that pits the best collegiate players from Europe against the best from the United States. The series is tied 6-6-1, with Europe having won the last two contests. Enoch is the 10th ETSU player to participate in the event.
Enoch, who had split his matches in team competition on Thursday, led early on against Chung thanks to a birdie on No. 2, but the American responded with back-to-back birdies on the next two holes to take the advantage. From there, Chung won another three straight at No. 6-8 to go 4-up, but Enoch birdied number 10 to move back to within three. However, Chung would win the next two holes to lead 5-up and would ultimately enjoy a 4 and 3 victory.
The final day of play at the Palmer Cup is set for Saturday with eight singles matches. Enoch will be taking on American Scott Langley.
For more on Enoch's efforts in the Palmer Cup, visit ETSUBucs.com for daily updates. Fans can also visit www.palmercup.org for more information and story updates after each round.
Royal Portrush Golf Club//June 25
United States 9, Europe 7
Day Two (Friday) Singles Matches Results
Henrik Norlander, Europe def. Daniel Miernicki, United States, 1-up
David Lingmerth, Europe def. John Chin, United States, 2 and 1
Pontus Widegren, Europe def. Corey Nagy, United States, 3 and 2
Andrea Pavan, Europe def. Scott Langley, Unites States, 5 and 4
Jonathan Randolph, United States def. James Byrne, Europe, 4 and 3
David Chung, United States def. Rhys Enoch, Europe, 4 and 3
Tyson Alexander, United States def. Patrick Spraggs, Europe, 2 and 1
Jesper Kennegard, Europe def. Russell Henley, United States, 2 and 1
United States leads Europe, 9-7
Day Three (Saturday) Singles Matches Pairings
James Byrne, Europe vs. Daniel Miernicki, United States
Henrik Norlander, Europe vs. David Chung, United States
David Lingmerth, Europe vs. Jonathan Randolph, United States
Pontus Widegren, Europe vs. Corey Nagy, United States
Patrick Spraggs, Europe vs. John Chin, United States
Rhys Enoch, Europe vs. Scott Langley, United States
Andrea Pavan, Europe vs. Tyson Alexander, United States
Jesper Kennegard, Europe vs. Russell Henley, United States