DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University rising sophomore Jaravee Boonchant is set for the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup, which will take place July 6-8 at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France.
Boonchant will be representing the International squad along with Maria Fassi (Arkansas), Patty Tavatanakit (UCLA), Olivia Mehaffey (Arizona State), Dewi Weber (Miami), Ainhoa Olarra (South Carolina), Jiwon Jeon (Daytona State College), Wenyung Keh (Washington), Pimnipa Panthong (Kent State), Chloe Ryan (Ireland), Maddie Szeryk (Texas A&M) and Albane Valenzuela (Stanford) .
The 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament that will be the first using the expanded format of United States men’s and women’s collegiate golfers versus their counterparts from around the world.
Boonchant, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, turned in one of the best rookie seasons in Duke women’s golf history compiling a 71.62 stroke average to go along with two top five, six top 10 and eight top 20 finishes. Her 71.62 stroke average was the second-lowest in Blue Devil history for a freshman. Boonchant finished 54 holes at the ACC Championship in a tie for first along with Leona Maguire, before falling in a playoff to the two-time National Player of the Year. Boonchant earned third team All-America and All-ACC accolades for her efforts.
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, Orlando, Fla. in 1997.