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Assistant coaches named ahead of 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club

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The coaching staff for the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club comes together.

Courtney Maksutopulis Barrett and Matt Clark will serve as assistant coaches for Team USA in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with Real Brinsmead and Brennan Webb as assistant coaches for Team USA.

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Barrett joined San Jose State in January 2021 as an assistant coach. She was instrumental in their 2021–22 success as the Spartans won the 2022 Mountain West Championship and were the only school outside of Power 5 to advance to the NCAA Championship, where they finished seventh in hitting play and advanced to match game. for the first time in the program’s history. The Pleasanton, California native played three seasons with TCU after one year with Rutgers. While at TCU, she competed in 24 events and placed in the top 10 three times, including a third-place finish at the 2015 Big 12 Championships. Barrett was a recipient of the 2011–2012 Big East All-Academy Competition and had top 10 finishes at Rutgers seven times, including three wins.

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Clarke won the 2022 Ian Strickland Award for Outstanding Assistant Coach, presented to TaylorMade in his sixth season at Chapel Hill and first time as an assistant coach. North Carolina has won three tournaments, including the first two tournaments of the season, for the first time since 1996, and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second straight season in 2021–22. After playing careers in South Florida (1993–94) and Alabama (1995–97), Clark began his coaching career as an assistant for six seasons at Tuscaloosa, where he worked with Palmer Cup alumni and GCAA Hall of Famers Dick Spybee and Jay. Siwell.

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Brinsmead is the head women’s coach at Minnesota, where she joined in January 2021. In her first two seasons, she led the Gophers to two top-five and eight top-ten spots, with four people taking their places in the top ten. This fall, Minnesota finished second at the Evie Odom Invitational after rallying in the third round with a record 17 under par in which all five players shot at par or better for the first time in program history. The Melbourne, Australia native, was also a PJ Boatright trainee through the USGA at the Central Texas Junior Golf Association, opening the LPGA-USGA Regional Junior Golf Club and leading the junior “Hook a Kid on Golf” camp.

In four and a half seasons in Tennessee, Webb led the Volunteers to seven tournament victories, including the 2022 SEC Match Play Championship, their first NCAA championship in eight years in 2021, and three PING All-America honors. A native of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada, Webb played collegiately in East Tennessee State, winning three Southern Conference championships and helping the Bucks to a third-place finish in the 1996 NCAA championship. He then competed professionally in 11 different countries and as a fully released member on the Web.com tour.

Last month, the head coaches for the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup were announced..

The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament that pits the top men’s and women’s college players against a team of international players. The US leads the Palmer Cup series, 13-12-1.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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