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Stirling student golfer selected for Arnold Palmer Cup

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Golfer Hazel MacGarvie driving off tee
MacGarvie is reigning BUCS Order of Merit Champion and won her first senior international title last year.

University of Stirling golf star, Hazel MacGarvie, will take on some of the world’s best amateur golfers later this year after being selected to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup.

The third-year student will represent an International side, containing players from over 15 countries, against their American counterparts at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida, on December 21-23, 2020.

The match is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers from across the world and has seen over 100 former players go on to earn cards on either the PGA, European or LPGA Tours.

The event was originally due to be hosted at Lahinch Golf Club in July but has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lahinch will now host in 2024.

Commenting on her selection, MacGarvie, who won her first senior international title at St Andrews last year, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with my selection. It feels great and is some good news amid these difficult times.

“The university has been a great help in getting me to where I am. The training programme that Dean (Robertson – University of Stirling High Performance Golf Coach) has put together is a fantastic support for all of us and continues to produce great results.”

The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge in 1997.

The event has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses and in 2018, became the only major tournament to feature men and women playing side-by-side as partners. The United States currently leads the series 12-10-1.

The Arnold Palmer Cup is supported by Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation and is a demonstration of Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf.

For more information about the Arnold Palmer Cup, visit ArnoldPalmerCup.com.

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