February 9, 2018 - by
Harry Ellis Atop Arnold Palmer Cup Standings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Redshirt senior Florida State Men’s golfer Harry Ellis begins the spring season in second place in the latest Arnold Palmer Cup standings, released on Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Ellis, who hails from England, is looking to play in his second consecutive Arnold Palmer Cup after competing for the International team last summer at Atlanta Athletic Club. This year’s competition takes place at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

The top six golfers from the final ranking in the Spring from both the United States and International men and women – 12 total golfers – shall be among the 24 individuals selected to compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup July 6-8. The 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup will be the first using the expanded format of United States men’s and women’s collegiate golfers versus their counterparts from around the world.

The remaining six men’s and women’s spots for the United States will consist of five committee selections, including at least one non-Division I golfer, and a coaches pick. The balance of the International team will include the men’s and women’s winners of The R&A Scholars Tournament, four committee selections and a coaches pick.

Ellis is ready to lead the Seminoles in the spring season, which begins on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate held at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.

In the fall, Ellis won his first tournament as a Seminole. He earned a co-championship at the Marquette Intercollegiate in Erin Hills, the same site where Seminole Brooks Koepka earned his U.S. Open title in 2017.

By winning the all-important Amateur Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club last summer, Ellis earned exemptions to the 2017 Open Championship, the 2018 Masters and the 2018 U.S. Open as an amateur competitor. The Masters begins April 5-8.

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