ORLANDO, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s Golf graduate transfer Vincent Norrman (Stockholm, Sweden) helped the International Team earn a dominant 40.5-19-5 Arnold Palmer Cup win on Dec. 21-23 at famed Bay Hill Club & Lodge. It is the International Team’s second straight win in the event.
Norrman, who comes to Florida State as the top Division II golfer in the country out of Georgia Southwestern, earned two points himself in an array of matches that make up amateur golf’s Ryder Cup.
In the Day 1 mixed fourball match on Monday, he teamed with Linn Grant to earn a half point after they halved with Team USA’s Julia Johnson and Garett Reband.
In the foursome matches on the second day, Norrman joined with fellow Swede Ludvig Åberg to defeat Pierceson Coody and Garett Reband 4&3, halving the 15th hole on a par-4 to put the match out of reach.
Norrman’s next two matches were played against Florida State senior John Pak, who represented the United States. Norrman and grant wound up halving the match vs. Pak and Rachel Kuehn in mixed foursomes on Tuesday afternoon.
Pak and Norrman followed with a singles match on Wednesday, which was won by Pak 2&1. Pak sealed the match on the eighth hole, which was the second-to-last hole, when he joined Norrman by carding a par on the par-4 hole.
Pak went home with some hardware after earning the Michael Carter Award, which is presented to the Arnold Palmer Cup participant that best represents the qualities and ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and upholding of the game. Pak earned two points for the United States, finishing 1-1-2 in four matches played.
Norrman and Pak help anchor a 2021 Florida State Men’s Golf team that has incredible potential. Also returning for the Seminoles is standout Jamie Li as a graduate student, giving Florida State three vastly proven golfers who have a chance to rank among the nation’s best.