LIGONIER, Penn. – Team International leads Team USA 6.5-5.5 after the first 12 matches of the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club.

UVA’s Ben James and Amanda Sambach both lost their mixed fourball matches to their international counterparts. James, teamming with Oregon’s Ashleigh Park, fell 4&3 while Sambach and North Carolina’s David Ford also lost by the same score.

Friday’s Round 2 will being at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed by 1:30 p.m. beginning tee times for Round 3.

During the morning Foursome Pairings, James will play with Tennessee’s Caleb Surratt while Sambach is paired up with UCLA’s Zoe Campos.

During the afternoon’s mixed foursomes, James and Sambach will once again play with their opening round partners.

The matches are streamed live at this link: The Arnold Palmer Cup will be live streamed at this link.

Live results are online at

The three-day tournament is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players.  The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in 1997.

The Arnold Palmer Cup Champion is the team with the most points at the conclusion of the four rounds of play. If the two sides are tied the holder retains the Cup. Team International won the Arnold Palmer Cup in 2022. Currently the United States leads the all-time series 13-12-1.