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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,
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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
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
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.
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Robby Shelton, a sophomore on the University of Alabama
golf team, continues riding high!