The USGA and Captain Ellen Port just announced the 2014 U.S. Curtis Cup team, and it looks like a college all-star team from the Southeast and Southern California.
Defending NCAA national champion USC has two players on the roster: 19-year-old Kyung Kim from Chandler, Ariz., and last year’s NCAA individual champion, sophomore Annie Park, 18, from Levittown, N.Y.
UCLA also has two players on the team: freshman Alison Lee, 19, from Valencia, Calif., who won twice in fall 2013, and junior Erynne Lee, 21, of Silverdale, Wash., who represented the United States in the 2012 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.
Mariah Stackhouse, the outstanding sophomore who tied an NCAA scoring record as a freshman when she shot 61 in the Peg Barnard Invitational, straddles the line between east and west. Syackhouse goes to Stanford, but hails from Riverdale, Ga., playing out of Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City.
From there the team is as Dixie as dogwood. Ally McDonald, 21, from Fulton, Miss., is joined by Clemson sophomore Ashlan Ramsey from Milledgeville, Ga., and 19-year-old Emma Talley, a member of Mic Potter’s Alabama team who grew up in Princeton, Ky.
“I am so proud of these players and excited for what is ahead for this team,” Port said. “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.”
The matches will take place June 6-8 at St. Louis Country Club.