By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communcations
It will be an AJGA reunion at the 2014 Curtis Cup as the eight players who will compete for the United States are all AJGA alumnae. The match, which will be conducted at St. Louis Country Club, June 6-8, will unite the all-AJGA team which has a combined total of 33 AJGA victories and 27 Rolex Junior All-America honors.
The team will consist of: USC sophomore Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., UCLA freshman Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., UCLA sophomore Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash., Mississippi State junior Ally McDonald of Fulton, Miss., USC sophomore Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., Stanford sophomore Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga., and Alabama sophomore Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky.
Before their collegiate careers, seven of the eight selections received their first taste of match play by way of the Wyndham Cup and PING Junior Solheim Cup. Seven players were members of Wyndham Cup teams, while five players represented the U.S. in the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup.
Kyung Kim – 2010 & 2011 (West)
Alison Lee – 2011, 2012 & 2013 (West)
Erynne Lee – 2008 & 2010 (West)
Annie Park – 2009 & 2012 (East)
Ashlan Ramsey – 2010 & 2011 (East)
Mariah Stackhouse – 2011 & 2012 (East)
Emma Talley – 2010 (East)
In 2010 (pictured left), teammates Kyung Kim and Erynne Lee helped the West capture their sixth consecutive title at the Wyndham Cup. The pair competed against an East squad which included Ashlan Ramsey and Emma Talley.
In 2012, Mariah Stackhouse and Annie Park represented the East during day two morning foursome matches. The pair halved their match against Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Esther Lee of Los Alamitos, Calif.
PING Junior Solheim Cup
Kyung Kim – 2011
Alison Lee – 2009, 2011 & 2013
Ashlan Ramsey – 2011 & 2013
Mariah Stackhouse – 2011
Emma Talley – 2011
In 2011, Kyung Kim, Alison Lee, Ashlan Ramsey and Emma Talley traveled to Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort in Ireland to represent the U.S. in the PING Junior Solheim Cup. The U.S. forged a late comeback to retain the Cup, 12-12.
The international match returned to U.S. soil in 2013 as former teammates Lee and Ramsey led the U.S. to its third straight victory.