The Australian duo Karl Vilips and Josh Greer are among the players currently holding berths in the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup teams, as the standings were made public today
The second event of its kind takes place on 8-9 December next year at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, prior to the 2019 Presidents Cup at the same location.
The international team consists of the leading 12 qualified players based on the World Amateur Golf Ranking from September 5th. The first version of the team stand has eight different countries representing the internationals: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, New Zealand, India, Korea and South Africa. Seven countries were represented in the 2017 team.
Hostland Australia, which last year with three players participated in the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup, has two players on the first version of the 2019 team stand, Karl Vilips and Josh Greer.
Vilips, who has committed to play for Stanford University when his high school commitments in Florida are over, is at the top of the rankings after a successful 2018, marked by his recent victory in the Olympic Youth Games in Argentina.
Greer, prominent in the Australian home-based amateur in WA, won the South Australian Junior Masters of 2018 and finished ninth in the prestigious Major Champions Invitational against some of the best junior in the world
The host country is guaranteed at least one place in the international team by qualifying criteria for Junior Presidents Cup. If no players from the host country are ranked as part of the leading 12 qualified players, the last place goes to the best qualified player from the host country.
The team from the United States beat the International Team 14-10 during the opening event in 2017 in New Jersey.
The current current classification of the International Team:
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