The coaching staff for the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club is meeting.
Kortnie Maxoutopoulis Barrett and Matt Clark will serve as United States assistant coaches in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, and international assistant coaches will be Rhyll Brinsmead and Brennan Webb.
Barrett joined San Jose State in January 2021 as an assistant coach. She was instrumental in their success in 2021-22, as the Spartans won the 2022 Mountain West championship and were the only school outside of the Power 5 to advance to the NCAA Championship, where they finished seventh in stroke play and advanced to the matching game for the first time in the show’s history. The Pleasanton, California native played at TCU for three seasons after a year at Rutgers. While at TCU, he competed in 24 events and earned three top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish at the 2015 Big 12 Championship. Barrett was a 2011-12 Big East All-Academic honoree and had seven top-10 finishes at Rutgers, including three wins.
Clark won the 2022 Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award presented by TaylorMade in his sixth season at Chapel Hill and first as an associate head coach. North Carolina won three tournaments, including its 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 a playing career in South Florida (1993-94) and Alabama (1995-97), Clark began his coaching career as an assistant for six seasons in Tuscaloosa, where he worked for Palmer Cup alumni and members GCAA Hall of Famers Dick Spybey and Jay. Well.
Brinsmead is the head women’s coach at Minnesota, where she started in January 2021. In her first two seasons, she led the Gophers to two top-five and eight top-10 finishes, while four people have earned their own finishes between top 10. This fall, Minnesota captured second place in the Evie Odom Invitational after rebounding in the third round with a record-breaking 17-under performance in which all five players shot par or better for the first time in program history. The Melbourne, Australia native also interned for PJ Boatright through the USGA with the Central Texas Junior Golf Association, launching the region’s LPGA-USGA Junior Girls Golf Club and running the ‘Hook a Kid on Golf’ youth camp. .
In four and a half seasons in Tennessee, Webb has led the Volunteers to seven tournament victories, including the 2022 SEC Match Play Championship, their first NCAA Championship berth in eight years in 2021, and three PING honorees. All-America. A native of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada, Webb played at the collegiate level at East Tennessee State, winning three Southern Conference championships and helping the Bucs finish third in the 1996 NCAA Championship. He went on to compete professionally in 11 different countries and as a fully exempt member on the Web.com Tour.
The head coaches for the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup were announced last month.
The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the best men’s and women’s college golfers pitting the United States against a team of international players. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series, 13-12-1.
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