April 3, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina senior Sebastian Soderberg (Ojersjo, Sweden) moved up two spots to 11th in the most recent 2013 Palmer Cup standings list for Team Europe.
The Palmer Cup is the premier yearly competition that showcases the best American collegiate golfers against the best 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.
The top six golfers from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 individuals selected to compete in this year's Palmer Cup. The six participants selected by the Palmer Cup Ranking will be announced on April 17 with the balance of both teams named the following week.
Since the last standings update (Mar. 21), Soderberg finished runner-up for a second-straight event in the rain-shortened UNC Wilmington Seahawk Invitational. He shot consecutive rounds of 74, tying teammate Andrew Dorn for second. Over his last four events this spring, Soderberg has four top 10 finishes (seventh, fifth, second and second) and is averaging 71.4 strokes per round and has lowered his season scoring average to ¬¬72.20. In nine events this season, Soderberg has seven top 10 finished - including five top five finishes - with 12 of his 25 rounds being par or better - including four rounds in the 60's.
Soderberg averaged 72.75 strokes per round as a junior, 73.90 as a sophomore and 75.37 as a freshman. He currently has a career scoring average of 73.58 and has 16 top five finishes in 44 events - including a win at the 2012 Furman Intercollegiate. Soderberg is a three-time All-Big South honoree and joins Zack Byrd as the only Chanticleer to be a two-time All-Region pick.
Leading the standings for Team Europe is UCLA senior Pontus Widegren, the older brother of CCU signee Olle Widegren.
The Chanticleers will return to action April 6-7 in Augusta, Ga., at the annual Insperity Augusta State Invitational (LIVE SCORING CLICK HERE) at Forest Hills Golf Club. The 15-team field includes 13 of the nation's top 56 programs, including #48 Coastal Carolina, as well as USC Aiken, the third-ranked team in NCAA Division II.