Monday, April 12, 2010

US select young team for
Curtis Cup match in June
By Golfweek Staff
The U.S. Golf Association has finalised the 2010 Curtis Cup team, Golfweek has learned. The committee began informing players earlier this week and, as expected, has picked a young team. (University of Denver) freshman Kimberly Kim is the only remaining member of the victorious 2008 squad in Scotland.
Jennifer Song, the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur and WAPL champion, and 15-year-old Alexis Thompson (pictured) hope to end their amateur careers with a win at Essex County Club against Great Britain & Ireland on June 11-13.
The rest of the team:
UCLA's Stephanie Kono and Tiffany Lua.
Auburn’s Cydney Clanton.
Arizona State’s Jennifer Johnson and 17-year-old Jessica Korda.
It will come as a surprise to many that Auburn senior Candace Schepperle is chosen only as first alternate. Schepperle made the cut at the last year’s U.S. Women’s Open and won the 2009 Dixie Amateur and Harder Hall Invitationals. She also was the 2009 Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Year. She’s No. 37 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

+The GB&I team, to be captained by Mary McKenna, will be announced near the end of April.