Naveed named after Arnold Palmer Cup

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Hira Naveed plays at the 2019 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in The Grange.

Western-Australian Hira Naveed has an automatic selection on the international team for the 23rd Arnold Palmer Cup in June.

The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-like tournament between Team USA and an international team, with 12 male and 12 female collegiate golfers in each team.

Until 2018, the Arnold Palmer Cup was only played by the best male collegiate golfers representing the US and Europe.

The international team made its debut in 2018, with a female component for the event also for the first time.

Naveed, who attends collegiate golf and plays at Pepperdine University, qualified as the third player in the international women's team, behind World No. 8 Frida Kinhult from Sweden and World No. 3 Patty Tavatanakit from Thailand.

Now a senior, World No. 96 Naveed, a break-out year behind the college, won twice and scored nine more top 20 finishes around the world in 2018.

The Women & # 39; s International team counts four of the eight best players on the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Victorian Gabi Ruffels, who is in her second year at the University of Southern California, was unlucky to miss one of the four committee choices after he was 14th on the cutoff date.

The Arnold Palmer Cup will be played in 2019 at the Alotian Club in Arkansas.

Arnold Palmer Cup last year was won by Team USA in France, Americans salute 38.5 to 21.5 at Evian Resort Golf Club.

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