USGA announces USA Curtis Cup team
FAR HILLS, N.J. (March 13, 2014) – The United
States Golf Association (USGA) today
announced the eight players who will represent
the USA in the 2014 Curtis Cup Match,
to be conducted June 6-8 at St. Louis (Mo.)
The players are:
Kim, 19, of Chandler, Ariz. (USC)
19, of Valencia, Calif. (UCLA)
21, of Silverdale, Wash. (UCLA)
McDonald, 21, of Fulton, Miss. (Mississippi
18, of Levittown, N.Y. (USC)
Ramsey, 18, of Milledgeville, Ga.
Stackhouse, 19, of Riverdale, Ga.
Talley, 19, of Princeton, Ky. (Alabama)
“We are very proud of these eight women who
have been selected to represent the
United States at the Curtis Cup Match,” said
Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and
chairman of the International Team Selection
Committee. “While their playing records
are exemplary, they also personify the ideals of
sportsmanship, competitiveness and
affability that are among the defining
characteristics of this competition. We trust
they will represent their country in fine fashion
The Curtis Cup Match is a biennial international
women’s amateur golf competition
between eight-player teams from the United
States of America and Great Britain and
Ireland. Six-time USGA champion and two-time
USA Curtis Cup Team member Ellen Port
will serve as captain of the USA Team for the
“I am so proud of these players and excited for
what is ahead for this team,” said Port,
a St. Louis native. “Representing your country
in the Curtis Cup Match is one of the
highest honors a female amateur player can
receive, and I know these women are more
than up to the task. We are all looking forward
to June and the opportunities that are
ahead of us.”
Kim, a sophomore at USC, won the 2012 U.S.
Women’s Amateur Public Links
Championship and has competed in the past
three U.S. Women’s Open Championships.
She has three collegiate victories.
Alison Lee, a freshman at UCLA, was the
runner-up at the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior
Championship, reached the semifinals of the
2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
and has competed in three U.S. Women’s
Opens. She captured two collegiate victories
during her first semester at UCLA.
Erynne Lee, a junior at UCLA, has competed in
two U.S. Women’s Opens and has three
collegiate victories. Lee, who has reached at
least the quarterfinals at four U.S.
Women’s Amateurs, represented the United
States at the 2012 Women’s World Amateur
Team Championship and the 2013 Copa de las
McDonald, a junior at Mississippi State, won
the 2013 North & South Women’s Amateur
Championship. She has three collegiate
victories, including the 2013 NCAA Central
Regional, and has finished outside the top 25
only twice in her collegiate career.
Park, a sophomore at USC, in 2013 became the
seventh freshman to claim the NCAA
individual title and only the second woman in
NCAA history to sweep the conference,
regional and national titles. Park reached the
quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Women’s
Amateur and has competed in two U.S.
Ramsey, a freshman at Clemson, was the
runner-up to Kim at the 2012 U.S. Women’s
Amateur Public Links Championship and won
three important events in summer 2013,
including the Women’s Eastern and Women’s
Western championships. She earned two
victories during her first fall season at
Stackhouse, a sophomore at Stanford, has
four collegiate wins, including the 2014 UC
Irvine Invitational, which earned her a spot in
the LPGA’s 2014 Kia Classic field.
Stackhouse, who has competed in two U.S.
Women’s Opens, was a member of Georgia’s
winning team at the 2009 USGA Women’s
State Team Championship. She is also the first
African-American player to be named to the
USA Curtis Cup Team.
Talley, a sophomore at Alabama, won the 2013
U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
and has competed in two U.S. Women’s Opens.
She won the 2013 PING-ASU Invitational
and was named 2013 Southeastern Conference
Freshman of the Year.
All eight players are among the top 25 of the
Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, with
Park (No. 2), Alison Lee (No. 3), Ramsey (No.
7), McDonald (No. 9) and Kim (No. 10) in
the top 10.
The alternates for the USA Team are, in order
of ranking: Doris Chen, of Bradenton, Fla.,
and Lauren Diaz-Yi, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Full biographical information on the eight USA
players and Port can be found at
The Curtis Cup Match consists of six foursomes
(alternate-shot) matches, six four-ball
matches and eight singles matches over three
days of competition. Among notable past
USA Curtis Cup Team members are U.S.
Women’s Open champions JoAnne Gunderson
Carner, Paula Creamer, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr,
Patty Sheehan and Hollis Stacy, as well
as past and present LPGA stars such as Beth
Daniel, Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis, Nancy
Lopez, Dottie Pepper, Lexi Thompson and
GB&I won the 2012 Match at The Nairn Golf
Club in Nairn, Scotland, 10.5-9.5, while the
USA Team leads the overall series, 27-7-3.
Tegwen Matthews will again serve as captain
of the GB&I Team, a position she held in
2012. The GB&I Team is expected to be
announced on May 6.