Former Longhorn Sophia Schubert (playing in the NCAA Austin Regional in May) won her singles match Sunday to help the U.S. team take the Arnold Palmer Cup. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Golf

Schubert, Papp help U.S. wrap up Arnold Palmer Cup

Former Horn, sophomore-to-be contribute five points to victory.

Posted July 8th, 2018

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Story highlights
  • Schubert beats fellow All-American Fassi 2 and 1.
  • Papp halves match on final day of competition.
  • Lake Travis grad Gillman also wins match.

Former Texas Longhorn Sophia Schubert beat Maria Fassi 2 and 1 Sunday to help the United States top an international squad 38½-21½ and wrap up the Arnold Palmer Cup in Évian-les-Bains, France.

Shubert, a first-team All-American last spring as a senior at UT, helped the U.S. win 18 of the 24 points in the singles matches on the final day of the competition as she beat Fassi, a native of Mexico who also was a first-team All-American at Arkansas and the 2018 SEC Player of the Year.

Kaitlyn Papp, a Lake Travis High School graduate who just finished a stellar freshman year at UT, halved her match with Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand and UCLA. Papp was the Big 12 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

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Alabama’s Kristen Gillman, also a Lake Travis graduate, beat Wenyung Keh of New Zealand and the University of Washington 4 and 3 Sunday.

Papp contributed three points and Schubert two to the U.S. efforts in the three-day, four-round event.

The U.S. team leads the Arnold Palmer Cup series 12-9-1. The Ryder Cup-style event pits the top U.S. men’s and women’s college golfers against an international team.

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