TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s golfer Harry Ellis takes part in a high-status competition beginning on Friday, participating in the Arnold Palmer Cup for Team Europe at the Atlanta Athletic Club.The amateur Ryder-Cup style competition takes place June 9-11. Ellis, who recently completed his redshirt junior season at Florida State, was one of the first six Europeans selected using the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking on March 16.
Ellis joins Jonas Blixt (Sweden), Rowin Caron (Netherlands) and Jack Maguire (United States) as the four Seminoles who have been chosen to participate in the Arnold Palmer Cup. Ellis, who hails from England, is coming off a remarkable season where he posted three Top-5 finishes and four Top-10 finishes.
The Florida State team captain is the second Seminole in a span of nine months to take part in a Ryder-Cup style competition. Brooks Koepka played a big role in the United States recapturing the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September, compiling a 3-1-0 record. Koepka’s three points collected for the United States tied him for the second-best on the team.
The event between the United States and Europe begins with the morning foursome matches on Friday, where each two-man team has its respective golfer alternate shots with one ball each. Afternoon four-ball matches occur where each team uses one ball. Saturday and Sunday’s action is flooded with match play competition.
Ellis enjoyed a career year in 2016-17, posting an average score of 71.62 with 23 of his 39 rounds played being at par or better. In the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championship, Ellis tied for 10th through three rounds before playing one more round following the bottom 15 cuts.
Ellis earned All-ACC and All-Region honors this past season, and helped the Seminoles reach the NCAA Championship after a strong showing at the NCAA Washington Regional. He recorded a 3-under 210 at the regional, including a second-round 66.
Ellis also recorded a 6-under 66 in the second round of the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms, the lowest round vs. par by a Seminole in an NCAA Final.
Florida State Men’s Golf continues to ride the momentum of its current and former players. Following Ellis’ Arnold Palmer Cup appearance, FSU will have three golfers competing at the U.S. Open held June 15-18 at Erin Hills. PGA Tour winners Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger as well as Jack Maguire will participate in the difficult major.