Alyaa is first M’sian golfer to play in Arnold Palmer Cup

  • Golf
  • Friday, 18 Dec 2020

Rising star: Alyaa is currently ranked 34th in the world amateur standings.

PETALING JAYA: Amateur golfer Alyaa Abdulghany has added another feather to her cap following her inclusion to the 2020 Arnold Palmer International Team roster.

The 21-year-old will be the first Malaysia-born player to compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup, which will be played from Dec 21-23 at the Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando.

A senior from the University of Southern California, Alyaa earned WGCA All-America Honourable Mention honours as a junior player and has posted a career best scoring average of 72.17.

She won the Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship at the start of the year and earned a joint-third finish at the US Women’s Amateur Championship in August.

Alyaa, a US permanent resident, is now ranked 34th in the world and joins an international list comprising up and coming amateur golfers from 14 countries.

The annual Ryder Cup-style format in the competition showcases the top 24 men and women US college golfers against their international counterparts.

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