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Ellen Port to captain 2014 U.S. Curtis Cup squad
20 Feb 2013
by Golfweek

see also: Curtis Cup Golf Tournament, Quaker Ridge Golf Club

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When the Curtis Cup makes its first trip to Missouri, the U.S. team will be in local hands.

Ellen Port, 51, a five-time U.S. Golf Association champion who played in the 1994 and ’96 Curtis Cups, will coach the Americans in 2014 against Great Britain & Ireland’s top female amateurs, a source close to the selection process said.

An announcement was expected this week. Port would not comment.

Port, of St. Louis, won eight Missouri Women’s Amateur titles and holds membership in the Missouri and St. Louis sports halls of fame.

Port, the reigning U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, also owns four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles. She teaches physical education and coaches golf at John Burroughs School in St. Louis.

The U.S. team, which lost the 2012 Curtis Cup in Nairn, Scotland, leads the series, 27-7-3.

St. Louis Country Club, a Charles Blair Macdonald design and site of the Curtis Cup, will celebrate its centennial in 2014.

ABOUT THE Curtis Cup

Officially named "The Women's International Cup," the first Curtis Cup wasn't officially held until 1932. The biennial competition features the best female players from the United States of America pitted against a similar squad from Great Britain and Ireland. While it was hoped that many nations would eventually join the Match, the Curtis Cup has remained a two-sided competition.

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