Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Oja wins in final round of Palmer Cup
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 28, 2014

WALTON-ON-THE-HILL, England – Europe dominated final day singles matches of the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath, claiming 8.5 of 10 points - to defeat the United States, 18.5-11.5. Europe has won the last two Palmer Cups staged in Europe. The United States leads the all-time Palmer Cup series, 9-8-1. 

Ex-Wildcat Erik Oja defeated Anthony Maccaglia 3 and 2. Maccaglia led early in the match and went 2-up after winning Nos. 3 and 4. Oja claimed the next two holes before the American and European players traded wins for a status of all square thru 8. Maccaglia again took a 2-up lead after taking Nos. 10 and 11 before Oja respond by winning five-straight holes to close out the match. 

During the tournament, Oja won his first set, lost and halved the second and third, and won his final round today. Oja was the first UA golfer to play in the Palmer Cup since former UA golfer and current assistant coach Chris Nallen who participated in 2003 and 2004. Oja was also named to the All-America team as an honorable mention earlier this month.

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