Perico Set for 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas rising senior Julian Perico will begin his play for Team International at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup on Friday (June 11) in the Mixed Fourball Matches.

The 25th annual Arnold Palmer Cup features the top male and female collegiate golfers from around the world and will be contested June 11-13 at Rich Harvest Farms (Sugar Grove, Ill.).

The Arnold Palmer Cup schedule is as follows:
June 11 – Mixed Fourball Matches
June 12 – MORNING: Foursome Matches; AFTERNOON: Mixed Foursome
June 13 – Singles Matches

Perico will join fellow Razorback Brooke Matthews at the Palmer Cup. Matthews will represent Team USA. The last time Arkansas had a male and a female participate in the same Arnold Palmer Cup was in 2018 when Alvaro Ortiz (Mexico) and Maria Fassi (Mexico) played for Team International.

Perico will be the fourth Razorback from the men’s program to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup, the first player from Peru and just the third player from South America.

  • Previous Razorbacks include:
  • David Lingmeth (Sweden): 2010 for Team Europe.
  • Sebastian Cappelen (Demark): 2011 – 2012 – 2013 for Team Europe.
  • Alvaro Ortiz (Mexico): 2018 for Team International.
  • Previous South Americans include:
  • 2019: Ivan Ramirez (Colombia and Texas Tech)
  • 2020: Sofia Garcia (Paraguay and Texas Tech)

Perico is a three-time PING All-Central Region selection and has been tabbed All-SEC each of the last two seasons. He is a two-time collegiate winner, setting the school record with a 197 as medalist at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate as a freshman and posted the school’s second-best, 54-hole score of 199 as medalist at this year’s Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate. He was runner-up at the 2019 Carmel Cup, eighth at the 2019 SEC Championships (3-0 in match play to lead the Hogs to the title) and was sixth at the 2019 NCAA Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship.

He has led the Razorbacks in scoring in each of his three years at Arkansas, including a school-record 70.38 as a sophomore, 71.18 this past season to rank third and 71.54 in 2081-19 which ranks 11th in school history and is a UA freshman record. With that, his career scoring average of 71.31 is currently a school record. Perico also holds the UA career record for eagles (18) and eagles in a season with nine this year. In 96 of his career rounds played with the Razorbacks, Perico’s score has counted 88 times.

Perico has represented his native Peru four times at the Latin America Amateur Championship with finishes of fourth, sixth, 13th and 25th. This past summer, he was tied for seventh after stroke play at the 2020 U.S. Amateur and he advanced to the Round of 32 in match play.


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