Meghan Stasi (USGA photo)
Four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been named by the USGA as captain of the 2024 USA Curtis Cup Team. A biennial competition between top female amateur golfers from the United States of America and Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I), the 43rd Match will be contested at Sunningdale Golf Club in England. The date has yet to be determined.
“Meghan is one of the top amateur players of her generation, and her impact on the women’s amateur game is substantial,” said John Bodenhamer, chief championships officer, USGA. “It was clear to us that Meghan becoming captain of our USA Team was a matter of when, not if, and we’re thrilled she has agreed to take on the role in 2024.”
Stasi was a member of the victorious 2008 USA Curtis Cup Team at St. Andrews in Scotland, which was led by future major champion Stacy Lewis and captained by seven-time USGA champion Carol Semple Thompson. Stasi’s four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles are tied for the most in the championship’s 35-year history. She won back-to-back titles in 2006 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., and 2007 at Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Ariz., before winning again in 2010 at Wichita (Kan.) Country Club and 2012 at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.
"My experience in 2008 with the Curtis Cup Team was incredibly meaningful and rewarding; being asked to fill the role of captain is humbling,” said Stasi. “I've had the opportunity to attend the Match and be around the teams the last two years in Wales and at Merion, and the level of talent and poise these amateur golfers have is inspiring and infectious to be around. I can't wait to begin this journey and most of all, be part of the USA Team again."
In 2021, Stasi became the youngest individual ever inducted into the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) Hall of Fame. To date, she has won 17 FSGA titles, including two Florida Women’s Amateurs and five Florida Women’s Mid-Amateurs. Stasi is an eight-time FSGA Player of the Year.
A native of Voorhees, N.J., Stasi began playing golf at the age of 8. Influenced by her athletic parents (her mother lettered in three sports in college and her father played baseball at Xavier University), Stasi played collegiate golf at Tulane University, where she put together a standout career, twice earning All-Conference USA honors and helping lead the team to its first NCAA Regional berth.
Following graduation, Stasi became an assistant coach and then head women’s golf coach at the University of Mississippi. At the time, it made her the youngest Division I head coach in any sport at the age of 23. Stasi guided the program for six seasons, leading Ole Miss to two NCAA Tournament berths.
The USA Team won the 2022 Curtis Cup Match at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., for its third straight victory. The USA leads the overall series, 31-8-3.
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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