Three FJT Alums Named to Arnold Palmer Cup
TAMPA, Fla. – Three Florida Junior Tour alumni were selected to the Arnold Palmer Cup, as both the International and United States teams were announced on Tuesday. Nick Gabrelcik and Latanna Stone were named to the United States team, while Joe Pagdin will represent the International side.
The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men's and women's college golfers matching the United States against a team of international players. This year’s cup is slated for June 11-13 at Rich Harvest Farms.
Gabrelcik was selected to compete in his first Arnold Palmer Cup. The University of North Florida freshman is just the third player in the program’s history to ever be selected to represent the United States in any Arnold Palmer Cup.
In his first season as an Osprey, Gabrelcik captured three individual titles on his way to being named the ASUN Player and Freshman of the Year. The 2019 FSGA Boys’ Junior Player of the Year was also named to the Ben Hogan Semifinalist List.
Gabrelcik is a two-time FSGA champion, winning the Amateur Match Play Championship and Amateur Public Links Championship in 2018 and 2019, respectively. The Trinity native was a three-time FJT winner, along with earning Low-Amateur honors at the 2019 Florida Open.
Stone was named to her second Arnold Palmer Cup team, representing the United States at last year’s event. In her sophomore year at Louisiana State University, Stone has finished in the Top 10 in five collegiate tournament, including a record-setting fourth-place finish at SEC Championship Stroke Play.
In her junior career, the Riverview native captured the win at 2017 Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship, along with earning 11 victories on the Florida Junior Tour.
Pagdin was named to his first Arnold Palmer Cup team as a member of International Team. A freshman at the University of Florida, Pagdin native continues a strong first season in Orange and Blue, recording three top-10 finishes in his last four tournaments, including a career-best tie for fifth at the Calusa Cup.
The Sheffield, England native was a three-time winner on the Florida Junior Tour.