Crocker Named To U.S. Arnold Palmer Cup Team|
March 16, 2017
USC junior Sean Crocker, who currently leads the No. 1 Trojans this year in stroke average, has been selected to the United States Arnold Palmer Cup team it was announced today.
Crocker, who will make his first Arnold Palmer Cup appearance, was selected for the 10-man American team that will take on a 10-man European squad at the annual Ryder Cup-style competition to be played June 9-11 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
The six United States players determined by the ranking included Sam Burns of LSU, Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips, Collin Morikawa of California, Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy and Oregon’s Norman Xiong. John Coultas of Florida Southern, Illinois’ Nick Hardy and Crocker were committee selections. Coultas was the designated non-Division I player. Doug Ghim of Texas was John Fields' coach’s pick.
Crocker leads USC with a 70.30 stroke average in 20 rounds. He has four top 10 finishes this season and has not finished outside the top 16 in any of his seven events. He is second on the squad with nine rounds in the 60s.
Crocker is part of a USC squad that has won three times this season and has been part of the Trojans’ back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championships semifinals the past two years.
USC returns to action at The Goodwin at the Stanford G.C. on March 30.