Stuart Appleby is set to guide the international team. Image: Getty
Stuart Appleby has been appointed captain of the international team for the Junior Presidents Cup in 2019.
One of Australia's most successful players, Appleby will join American Justin Leonard as the respective leaders of the teams who will compete in Royal Melbourne on December 8 and 9.
Appleby is a five-time representative for the international team (1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007) and nine-time PGA TOUR winner, with his most recent win in the Greenbrier in 2010, where Appleby became the fifth player in PGA Tour history to a 59 cards.
The 47-year-old Appleby also won the 2001 Australian Open and the 2010 Australian Masters on the Australasian tour. He was a strong proponent of junior golf through his own foundation.
"Junior Golf has evolved tremendously since I was a youth when we did not have chances like this," said Appleby. "After having participated in the victorious 1998 International Team at Royal Melbourne, I want to share that experience with these children, as they are future PGA Tour and Presidential Team members for both the American and International Teams."
Appleby was very happy with the appointment. "I owe so much to the golf game, it has a child like me from Cohuna, Australia, to travel from the dairy farm around the world," said Appleby. "The game offers so many opportunities and teaches lessons that children can learn whether they pursue it as a profession or simply enjoy the game as a hobby, I feel that I owe it to take the lessons I have from the game. learned and help giving to other children who will truly be the future of golf at all levels. "
The international team is selected from the top 12 qualified players on the World Amateur Golf Rankings on September 5th.
The Australian Karl Vilips, the gold medal winner of the Junior Olympic Games 2018, is currently in the rankings.