ASU Golfer’s Rahm and Rottluff to Compete in Palmer Cup

ASU Junior's Jon Rahm (left) and Max Rottluff (right) to Represent Team Europe in Palmer Cup

ASU Junior’s Jon Rahm (left) and Max Rottluff (right) to Represent Team Europe in Palmer Cup. Photo Courtesy of The State Press. 

By: Kayla Mortellaro

TEMPE, Ariz.— Arizona State will be represented at the 2015 Palmer Cup with their stand-out juniors, Jon Rahm of Spain and Max Rottluff of Germany.

Rahm and Rottluff will join the best college golfers in the world to get the chance to showcase their skills in the Palmer Cup, which features Team Europe versus Team USA in a Ryder Cup-style competition. Rahm and Rottluff have been the formidable one-two punch for the the Sun Devils all season long which has led to five team tournament titles in 2014-2015.

The Palmer Cup will take place June 12-14, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Rahm was a part of last year’s victorious European team but this will be Rottluff’s first appearance at the competition.

The two golfers have been in solid form all season long for the Sun Devils. Rahm is currently the number one ranked amateur in the world, and is also leading the collegiate nation with a 68.63 scoring average. Rottluff is close behind in second place with a 69.03 scoring average. To Rahm’s credit, he has six career collegiate victories and finished in a tie for fifth at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., an event on the PGA Tour. Meanwhile, Rottluff has recorded nine Top 10’s in 11 college tournaments this season, including two first-place finishes.

ASU has been represented on Team USA by Jeff Quinney in 2001 and on Team Europe by Alejandro Canizares from 2003-2006, Stephan Goss in 2009, James Byrne and Jesper Kennegard in 2010.


Spain Pep Angles Central Arkansas Senior Barcelona, Spain
Netherlands Rowin Caron Florida State Junior Terheijden, Netherlands
belgium Thomas Detry Illinois Junior Brussels, Belgium
switzerland Mathias Eggenberger Stirling Switzerland
ireland Gary Hurley Maynooth Waterford, Ireland
poland Adrian Meronk ETSU Junior Wroclaw, Poland
Spain Jon Rahm Arizona State Junior Barrika, Spain
Germany Max Rottluff Arizona State Junior Dusseldorf, Germany
austria Matthias Schwab Vanderbilt Sophomore Rohrmoos, Austria
france Clement Sordet Texas Tech Senior Charbonnieres, France
france Jean Van De Velde Europe Head Coach France
Scotland Janice Moodie Europe Assistant Coach Scotland


USA Flag Anders Albertson Georgia Tech Senior Woodstock, GA
USA Flag Beau Hossler Texas Sophomore Mission Viejo, CA
USA Flag Kyle Jones Baylor Senior Snowflake, AZ
USA Flag Jack Maguire Florida State Sophomore St. Petersburg, FL
USA Flag Lee McCoy Georgia Junior Clarksville, GA
USA Flag Maverick McNealy Stanford Sophomore Portola Valley, CA
USA Flag Ollie Schniederjans Georgia Tech Senior Powder Springs, GA
USA Flag Robby Shelton Alabama Sophomore Wilmer, AL
USA Flag Hunter Stewart Vanderbilt Senior Lexington, KY
USA Flag Carr Vernon Cal State Monterey Bay Junior Poplar Bluff, MO
USA Flag Bruce Heppler Georgia Tech USA Head Coach
USA Flag Chris Hill Pacific USA Assistant Coach