TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Junior Beatrice Wallin, a three-time All-American member of the Florida State Women’s Golf Team, has been named to the International team for the 2021 Palmer Cup which will be played June 11-13, 2021 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Named after the late Arnold Palmer, this Ryder Cup-style tournament features the top male and female collegiate golfers, with the United States facing off against an International team, which will include Florida State’s Wallin.
Wallin, who won her first career collegiate championship on Feb. 28 at the Florida State Match-Up, is the third all-time ranked golfer in Florida State history with a 72.19 career stroke average. She holds two of the top-10 single season stoke averages in school history and tied her career-low score for a single round with a 66 in the first round of the Florida State Match-Up on February 26, 2021.
One of the most accomplished golfers currently playing collegiate golf, Wallin played in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open at the Champions Golf Club in Houston. She will play for the second time in her career at the Women’s Amateur Championship at Augusta National in April of 2021 after finishing in a tie for eighth place in the inaugural ANWA in 2019.
“I’m honored to have been selected to play for the International team in the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup,” said Wallin. “I’m very excited to be playing in the event. I have heard a lot of good things about the event and am looking forward a fun week playing against Team USA.”
Wallin (Olofstrop, Sweden) earned All-American Honorable Mention honors from Golfweek as a freshman in 2019 and All-American Honorable Mention honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association and GolfWeek as a sophomore in 2020. She also earned All-ACC honors as a freshman as she became one of only four freshmen in school history to be named to the All-ACC Team.
Currently slotted No. 12 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Wallin has earned extraordinary success as an international player throughout her career. As a member of the Swedish National Team she played in the Junior Solheim Cup 2018. Wallin helped Sweden to the team title in the 2018 European Team Ladies team Championship and helped her team win the 2019 European and Swedish Team Championships. She propelled Sweden to the titles in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 European Ladies Team Championships and to the team title in the 2019 Swedish Team Championships. Wallin advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the 2019 British Women’s Amateur at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland and played in the U.S. Amateur Championship for the first time in her career during the summer prior to her freshman season at Florida State in 2018.
Being one of the top 3 picks for the Arnold Palmer Cup is a tremendous honor for Beatrice,” said Florida State Head Coach Amy Bond. “Bea has worked extremely hard on her game and to be rewarded with this honor is well deserved. The last year has been difficult for everyone but she continued to hone her craft and played some great golf. As a coach, I am proud of person and player she has become. She represents herself, her family, Florida State, and her home country of Sweden so well. She now gets the opportunity to represent the World Team at the Arnold Palmer Cup this summer and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her.”
The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) in 1997.
The 2021 United States Palmer Cup team is led by a group of returners from the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup in Ricky Castillo (Florida) Pierceson Coody (Texas), Allisen Corpuz (Southern California), and Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest). Castillo, Coody, Corpuz, and Kuehn combined for 5.5 points at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Joining the four returnees for the Americans will be Brooke Matthews (Arkansas) and Trent Phillips (Georgia). On the International side, five golfers return from December’s victorious International team. England’s Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest), China’s Yuxin Lin (Florida), Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad (LSU), Spain’s David Puig (Arizona State), and France’s Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (South Carolina) all return for their second consecutive Arnold Palmer Cup. Wallin (Sweden/Florida State) will join the five returnees for her first Arnold Palmer Cup
The Arnold Palmer Cup is supported by Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. The Arnold Palmer Cup provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf.