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)


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

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

Posted July 8th, 2018

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.


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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