Jan. 2, 2013
The Palmer Cup is the premier yearly competition that showcases the best eight American collegiate golfers against the best eight European collegiate golfers in a Ryder Cup-style format. The 17th Annual Palmer Cup will be held this summer, June 7-9, at the Wilmington (Delaware) Country Club.
Soderberg will look to join current PGA star Dustin Johnson as Chanticleers to be a Palmer Cup participant. Johnson helped the United States win the 2007 Palmer Cup.
Soderberg is coming off a fourth place finish at the South Beach International Amateur this past month. After the fall season, he leads the Chanticleers with an impressive 71.75 scoring average over four events. He has three top 10 finishes, including two among the top five.
Soderberg is a three-time All-Big South honoree, looking to join Johnson and Brad Hastings as the only Chanticleers to be four-time all-conference picks, and joins Zack Byrd as the only two Chanticleers to be a two-time All-Region pick. Over his last 10 collegiate events, Soderberg has a scoring average of 71.53 with six top 10 finishes, including a win at the Furman Intercollegiate, and just missed advancing to the2012 NCAA Championship as he carded a 1-under par 214 at the NCAA Athens Regional this past spring. Over his last 30 rounds, Soderberg has shot par or better 17 times, including seven rounds in the 60's.