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Thompson teesoff "Alabama's Golf Insider" teesoff Thompson teesoff 4.23.15 All the latest from across the state's golf scene. ...Next WEEK! The Palmer Cup teams pits the U.S. against Europe in a Ryder Cup-style competition. Europe defeated the United States to claim the 2014 Cup 18.5-11.5. Both Shelton and former Alabama golfer Trey Mullinax were among the U.S. lineup in that event. In addition to Shelton, the United States 10- man squad includes: Georgia Tech's Ollie Schnie- derjans and Anders Albertson, Georgia's Lee McCoy, Stanford's Maverick McNealy, Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart, Florida State's Jack MaGuire, Click our Icon to Subscribe! Robby Shelton goes from strength to strength Fast forward to prior to his freshman year at the University of Alabama, he nished second in the State Amateur to Michael Johnson in a very close and low scoring contest. More proof of his ne play. And at the conclusion of the nal matches in the nal of last year's NCAA Championship he played an incredible anchor match for Alabama as he carded birdie after birdie after birdie to help his team win their second national title in a row. If he was relatively unknown before then, he was no longer. Now for the UA sophomore, Shelton, who is from Wilmer, near Mobile, and is one of the top ranked amateurs in the world, the accolades keep coming his way as he has been selected to represent the United States in the Palmer Cup, it was announced last week. This marks the second consecutive year Shelton has earned the right to compete at the event, which will be played June 12-14 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. I remember watching Robby Shelton for the rst time as a 14-year-old winning his age group in the State Junior. That same year, he made it all the way to the semi nals of the U.S. Junior. I knew there and then, he could be something special. Robby Shelton goes from Robby Shelton goes from Robby Shelton, a sophomore on the University of Alabama golf team, continues riding high!

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