Naveed finished two shots behind the winner Nelly Korda

Perth’s LPGA Tour rookie, Hira Naveed has produced a remarkable second place at the Ford Championship, in Arizona this week, coming from the cutline through 36 holes to finish two shots behind the winner Nelly Korda.

Naveed who gained her LPGA Tour playing rights via the Q School in December which included a last round of 65 to do so, produced weekend rounds of 65 and 66 to storm into second position

Naveed played on the secondary Epson Tour over the last three years following time at Pepperdine University in the US, but, in just her third LPGA Tour event as a cardholder, she has produced a finish that will yield a cheque for US$206,000.

After just missing the cut in her opening event of the season at last week’s Fir Hills Championship, Naveed has provided her ongoing prospects on the LPGA Tour with a great boost.

Victorian Gabi Ruffels shared 13th place with New Zealand’s Lydia Ko while second-round leader and Naveed’s fellow West Australian, Hannah Green, finished 21st.