June 10, 2007
OWINGS MILLS, Md. –
Seminole All-America Jonas Blixt won three of his four matches but was unable to lift Europe past the United States in the Palmer Cup presented by Monster at Caves Valley Golf Club. The Ryder Cup-style event was played June 7-8.
After taking a commanding led during the afternoon matches on the first day the United States claimed six of the final eight singles matches of the second day to post the 18-6 victory over their European counterparts. The U.S. now leads the series by a 6-4-1 margin.
Blixt, who helped the Seminoles to a 13th place finish in the NCAA Championship finals during the first week of June earned a 1-1 record in individual matches and was a perfect 2-0 in doubles competition. He split his individual matches with Webb Simpson of Wake Forest and teamed with Oscar Floren to win both of his doubles matches.
Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) earned his most exciting victory of the competition on the final day in the one of the two final matches of the event. After falling behind by two on holes 10 and 11, he squared the match as he won holes 12 and 14 before winning the match 1-up with a birdie on the final hole of the match.
Four-Ball Match Results (Day 1)
Jonas Blixt / Oscar Floren, Europe def. Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk, USA, 2 and 1
Single Match Results (Day 1)
Webb Simpson, USA def. Jonas Blixt, Europe, 2 and 1
Day Two Foursome Results (Day 2)
Jonas Blixt / Oscar Floren, Europe def. Luke List/Jamie Lovemark, USA, 5 and 4
Day Two Singles Results (Day 2)
Jonas Blixt, Europe def. Webb Simpson, USA, 1-up