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Cantú To Coach in Arnold Palmer Cup

Coach Cantu

Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

GENEVA, Switzerland – Tennessee’s women’s golf coach Diana Cantú is set to coach the International team in the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup. The event will be held July 1-3 at the Golf Club de Geneve in Geneva, Switzerland.


The field features collegiate golfers from the United States versus their international counterparts in a team competition format, with 12 women and 12 men representing each team. Cantú is coaching the International team alongside England’s Phil Rowe of Cal Poly while the United States is led by Kory Henkes of Ole Miss and Jim Ott of Illinois Wesleyan.


“I’ve been looking forward to this week for months now,” Cantú said. “Having the opportunity to coach at the Arnold Palmer Cup is truly an honor. These are some of the best amateur players in the world. I am looking forward to making memories with the 24 players and three other coaches on our team.”


In 2021, Cantú served as an assistant coach for the International team.


About Arnold Palmer Cup

The Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), and began in 1997 at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers, with a team from the United States matching up against a team of International players. The Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses, including The Old Course; Royal County Down; Royal Portrush; Baltusrol; The Honors Course; and Cherry Hills. The 2018 event at Evian Resort Golf Club became the first major amateur American tournament to feature men and women playing side-by-side as partners.


Since its inception, over 125 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, European or LPGA Tours; 29 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, and more than 60 have claimed over 275 victories on the PGA or European Tours, including three major championships in 2020 and two in 2021. The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 13-11-1. 



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