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Brooks to Lead U.S. Arnold Palmer Cup Squad in 2020
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/29/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Seven-time NCAA Champion head coach Dan Brooks of the Duke women’s golf program has been selected to lead the United States at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup, which was announced Wednesday evening live on the Golf Channel. The 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup will take place July 3-5 at Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland.

Brooks will coach the U.S. women’s squad, while Alan Bratton of Oklahoma State will guide the U.S. men’s team. The International side will be coached by Ria Quiazon Scott of Virginia and the Philippines and Alan Murray of Washington and Ireland.

“We’re thrilled with the coaches selected for the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup,” said Jon Podany, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises and President of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation. “Each of these coaches has an incredible record of preparing college-aged men and women for the top ranks of golf and for life; and they’re sure to inspire their teams during one of the amateur game’s premiere events. With their leadership, a top field of competitors, and the beautiful course at Lahinch Golf Club, it’s going to be an incredible competition.”

Brooks will begin his 36th at the helm of the Blue Devils after claiming the NCAA Championship in 2019 and is considered one of the best golf coaches in NCAA history. During his time as the Blue Devil head coach, Brooks has helped guide his squads to seven NCAA National Championships, 20 ACC Championships and 136 team victories, the most of any women’s golf coach in Division I history. Brooks’ players have had success both on and off the course as Duke has collected 20 ACC Championship titles during his term with the Blue Devils, while 19 individuals have captured medalist honors at the ACC event under Brooks.

Under his direction, 36 golfers have claimed a total of 95 All-ACC accolades. Brooks has also groomed 24 All-America players (54 total selections). His efforts with the nationally known Duke squad haven’t gone unnoticed as Brooks was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Hall of Fame in 2001. In addition to being tabbed ACC Coach of the Year 15 times, Brooks has also picked up Region Coach of the Year accolades 10 times and was the NGCA /WGCA National Coach of the Year during seven seasons. In addition to his responsibilities with the women’s golf program, he teaches many students at the Duke Golf Club as a PGA Teaching Professional. He also directs a summer youth instructional program called the Duke Academy of Golf.

Duke has featured competitors in the Arnold Palmer Cup in each of the last two years. Jaravee Boonchant (2018) and Ana Belac (2019) both represented the International side over the last two summers.