Malate, Barrett Help Lead Team USA To Victory at Palmer Cup

LIGONIER, Penn.—San José State women's golfer and graduate Antonia Malate was a member of the winning Team USA at the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup over the weekend, played at the Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Penn. Team USA won, 32-28, over Team International.
Spartan assistant coach Kortnie Maxoutopoulis Barrett was a member of the Team USA coaching staff that was led by Oregon head coach Derek Radley.
Malate was making her second consecutive appearance at a Palmer Cup after playing in the 2022 edition in Switzerland.
Thursday – Mixed fourball – paired w/Cole Anderson – fell to Mats Ege/Caitlyn Macnab – 1UP
Friday – Foursomes – paired w/Amari Avery – won 2&1
Friday – Mixed foursomes – paired w/Austin Greaser- Tied
Saturday – Singles – fell to Lottie Woad 1UP
Malate is a three-time first team All-Mountain West honoree and was a 2023 WGCA honorable mention All-America selection.

About the Arnold Palmer Cup
The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in 1997. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men's and women's university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players. The Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world's greatest courses, including The Old Course at St. Andrews, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. Beginning with the 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club, the Palmer Cup is the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.
Since its inception, over 125 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, DP World, or LPGA Tours; 34 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, or Solheim Cup and more than 75 have claimed over 315 victories on the PGA, DP World, or LPGA Tours, including 2023 major champions Jon Rahm (Masters Tournament) and Lilia Vu (Chevron Championship). The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 13-12-1.
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation supports the Palmer Cup, which provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer's commitment to youth character development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit ArnoldPalmerCup.com.