Erkenbeck No. 5 on Latest Palmer Cup Rankings

March 20, 2013

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – University of New Mexico senior James Erkenbeck has moved into qualifying position to represent the United States in the Palmer Cup, according the latest rankings released Wedensday.

The Palmer Cup is an international collegiate event between the United States and Europe that follows a Ryder Cup-style format.

The top six golfers in the final ranking from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 individuals selected to compete in the 2013 Palmer Cup at Wilmington Country Club from June 7-9. The six participants from each team will be announced April 17, and the rest of the players from both sides will be named the following week.

Erkenbeck currently is No. 5 in the U.S. standings. He has a 71.56 scoring average and has six top-10 finishes in nine events for the third-ranked Lobos, including a first-place tie at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters from March 8-10.

Victor Perez, a sophomore from Semeac, France, remains the No. 9-ranked player for Team Europe. He is currently averaging 72.48 strokes per round and has three top-10 finishes, including a tie for third at the Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament over the weekend.

Another Palmer Cup Ranking is scheduled to come out April 3.