Fernandez de Oliveira leads international team to win at Arnold Palmer Cup
Geneva, Switzerland – Arkansas All-American Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira was the only Team International player to post a 4-0 record to lead his team to a 33-27 victory in the 26th Arnold Palmer Cup, played at Golf Club de Genève.
Tied 18-18 through the first three rounds, Team International won 15 of 24 matches on the final day to secure victory. Team International has now won three of the last four Arnold Palmer Cups.
Fernandez de Oliveira picked up a 4&3 win – recording seven birdies in the 15 holes played – over Baylor’s Johnny Keefer on the final day. The pair tied the first three holes (from hole 10) with pars. Fernandez de Oliveira then birdied on three of the next four holes to take a 3-Up lead. Keefer birdied the 10th hole (the par-4, 1st) only to see Fernandez de Oliveira respond with a birdie on the next hole. Fernandez de Oliveira then birdied the 13th hole to take a 4-Up lead. The pair each birdied on their 14th and 15th holes to help Fernandez de Oliveira hold on to their lead and secure the win.
Fernandez de Oliveira’s Arnold Palmer results:
Day 1: Mixed Fourball – teamed up with Julia Lopez Ramirez to beat Gurleen Kaur/Walker Lee (USA): 1-Up
Day 2: Foursomes – teamed up with Josele Ballester to beat Jake Doggett/Travis Vick (USA): 1-Up
Day 2: Mixed Foursomes – teamed up with Julia Lopez Ramirez to beat Calynne Rosholt/Cole Sherwood: 2&1
Day 3: Singles – beat Johnny Keefer: 4&3
Team USA’s Amari Avery (Southern Cal) was the only other competitor to post a 4-0 record this week.