Kyung Kim, 20, Chandler, Ariz.
Kyung Kim won the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, conducted at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J., claiming a 4-and-2 victory over 2014 Curtis Cup teammate Ashlan Ramsey. Kim also qualified for three consecutive U.S. Women’s Open Championships (2011-13)
Kim is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, where she has won three titles: the 2014 Bruin Wave Invitational, the 2013 Dale McNamara Fall Preview and the 2012 Stanford Intercollegiate. Kim was a member of USC’s 2013 NCAA Division I championship team. Following her freshman season, she earned All-America and All-Pac-12 first team honors, and was also named an All-American Scholar-Athlete.
Kim was born on April 2, 1994, in Kahului, Hawaii. She is the daughter of Douglas Kim and Eun Young Kim.
Video: Meet Kyung Kim
Alison Lee, 19, Valencia, Calif.
Alison Lee was the runner-up to Minjee Lee at the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, conducted at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif. The following year, she reached the semifinals of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.), where she fell to eventual champion Emma Talley. She has also played in three U.S. Women’s Open Championships (2009, 2010, 2012).
Lee is a freshman at the University of California, Los Angeles. She won the 2014 Pacific-12 Conference Women’s Golf Championship, becoming the first UCLA player to capture the title since Tiffany Joh, herself a Curtis Cup competitor, did so in 2007. Lee also won the 2013 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite and the Stanford Intercollegiate, and has not finished worse than T18 during her first year on campus.
Lee enjoyed a stellar junior career. In addition to her Girls’ Junior runner-up finish, Lee was a six-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) First-Team All-American and earned nine career AJGA victories. Last year, she was named the AJGA’s Rolex Player of the Year. She also won the 2012 fresh & easy Kraft Foods Legacy Junior Challenge, earning a berth in that year’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. She also received an invitation to play in the 2014 Kraft Nabisco.
Lee was born on Feb. 26, 1995, in Valencia, Calif. She is the daughter of John and Sung Kim Lee and has one brother, Ryan.
Video: Meet Alison Lee
Erynne Lee, 21, Silverdale, Wash.
Erynne Lee is a junior at the University of California, Los Angeles. She owns three collegiate victories – the 2013 Mason Rudolph Championship, the 2013 NorthropGrumman Regional Challenge and the 2012 Pacific Coast Intercollegiate. She was named a 2012 and 2013 All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, and was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2011 and 2012. Lee was also the 2012 Division I Freshman of the Year.
Lee advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, where she lost to eventual champion Amanda Blumenherst, and was a tri-medalist in the 2010 championship at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, where she lost in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Jessica Korda. Lee also reached the quarterfinals at the 2011 and 2012 Women’s Amateurs. She competed in the 2008 and 2011 U.S. Women’s Open Championships.
Lee has twice represented the USA on behalf of the United States Golf Association. She was a member of the USA Team for the 2012 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, and she teamed with 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team member Lindy Duncan to win the women’s title of the 2013 Copa de las Americas at Trump National Doral in Miami.
Lee was born on Feb. 19, 1993, in Silverdale, Wash. She is the daughter of Brian Lee and the late Debbie Kim. She has one sister, Katie, who also competed in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Video: Meet Erynne Lee
Ally McDonald, 21, Fulton, Miss.
Ally McDonald captured the 2013 North & South Women’s Amateur Championship with a 3-and-2 victory over 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up Yueer Cindy Feng.
McDonald is a junior at Mississippi State University, where she won the 2013 Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational, the 2013 NCAA Central Regional and the 2012 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. She has finished outside the top 25 only twice in her collegiate career. In 2013, she was named a first-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association – the first MSU player since 1995 to earn that distinction – and was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference first team. McDonald was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2012, and was also a 2012 and 2013 All-American Scholar-Athlete. McDonald is the first female to win the Mississippi boys high school championship, and she reached the semifinals of the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at the Country Club of North Carolina in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
In October 2013, McDonald teamed with fellow Curtis Cup player Ashlan Ramsey to represent the USA at the Spirit International in Texas. Joined by USGA champions Jordan Niebrugge and Scottie Scheffler, the USA captured the overall team title, while McDonald and Ramsey finished second to France in the women’s division.
McDonald was born on Oct. 25, 1992, in Tupelo, Miss. She is the daughter of Jamie and Angie McDonald.
Video: Meet Ally McDonald
Annie Park, 19, Levittown, N.Y.
Annie Park joined the University of Southern California women’s golf team for the 2013 spring semester and became the seventh freshman to claim the NCAA Division I individual title and only the second woman in NCAA history to sweep conference, regional and national titles. Her prolific 2013 collegiate season, which included four individual victories and the overall NCAA Division I team title, earned her player and freshman of the year honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, as well as first- team All-America honors. Park also won the 2013 Golfstat Cup, which is awarded to the NCAA, NAIA or junior-college player with the lowest scoring average, and a Honda Sports Award, which acknowledges athletic and academic achievement as well as community involvement, and is given annually to female athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports.
Now a sophomore at USC, Park added a fifth victory to her tally at the 2014 NorthropGrumman Challenge. She recently received an invitationto the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Park has enjoyed tremendous success at USGA championships. She qualified for the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Women’s Open Championships, shared medalist honors with USC teammate Doris Chen at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Women’s Amateur Public Links and reached the semifinals of the 2011 Women’s Amateur Public Links, where she fell to eventual champion Brianna Do at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. Park also reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.).
Park was born on April 9, 1995, in Flushing, N.Y. She is the daughter of Young Hee Park.
Video: Meet Annie Park
Ashlan Ramsey, 18, Milledgeville, Ga.
Ramsey was the runner-up to Kyung Kim at the 2012 Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J. Ramsey enjoyed a standout summer of 2013, capturing the Women’s Western Amateur Championship, the Women’s Eastern Amateur Championship and the Georgia Women’s Golf Association State Amateur Championship.
A freshman at Clemson University, Ramsey claimed two victories in her first semester: the 2013 Lady Paladin Invitational and the 2013 Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel. In 2013, she received an invitation to the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she tied for 48th with three USGA champions – Lexi Thompson, Eun-Hee Ji and Yani Tseng. She also received an invitation to the 2014 Kraft.
In October 2013, Ramsey teamed with fellow Curtis Cup player Ally McDonald to represent the USA at the Spirit International in Texas. Joined by USGA champions Jordan Niebrugge and Scottie Scheffler, the USA captured the overall team title, while McDonald and Ramsey finished second to France in the women’s division.
Ramsey was born on Dec. 3, 1995, in Milledgeville, Ga. She is the daughter of Al and Carla Ramsey and has one sister, Taylor, who also plays for Clemson.
Video: Meet Ashlan Ramsey
Mariah Stackhouse, 20, Riverdale, Ga.
Mariah Stackhouse was a member of Georgia’s winning team at the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship. She also competed in the 2011 and 2013 U.S. Women’s Open Championships.
Stackhouse is a sophomore at Stanford University, where she has earned four victories – the 2014 UC Irvine Invitational, the 2013 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, the 2013 Peg Barnard Invitational and the 2013 Juli Inkster Spartan Invite. Her victory at the UC Irvine Invitational earned her a spot in the LPGA Tour’s 2014 Kia Classic. Following her freshman season, Stackhouse earned All-America and all-Pac-12 first team honors, the former from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
She declined an invitation to the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship due to a college scheduling conflict.
Stackhouse is highly decorated in her home state of Georgia. She won the 2008 and 2009 Georgia Women’s Amateur Championships, as well as the 2007 and 2009 Georgia Women’s Match-Play Championships. In 2008, she was named the Georgia State Golf Association’s Female Player of the Year.
Stackhouse was born on March 14, 1994, in Charlotte, N.C. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Sharon Stackhouse, and has one brother, John. Stackhouse is the first African-American player to be named to the USA Curtis Cup Team.
Video: Meet Mariah Stackhouse
Emma Talley, 20, Princeton, Ky.
Emma Talley captured the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship with a 2-and-1 victory over Yueer Cindy Feng at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). Talley competed in the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open Championships, making the cut in 2012 at Blackwolf Run and finishing as second-low amateur behind 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Lydia Ko. As the reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, Talley received an automatic invitation to the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Talley is a sophomore at the University of Alabama. She has one collegiate victory, the 2013 PING-ASU Invitational. Talley was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2013, and was named to the all-SEC second team and the all-freshman team. Talley was also a 2013 All-American Scholar-Athlete.
Talley claimed 10 American Junior Golf Association victories, including a record four consecutive titles in 2011.
Talley was born on March 23, 1994, in Paducah, Ky. She is the daughter of Dan and Jennifer Talley and has two brothers, Joe and Jackson, and one sister, Leigh.
Video: Meet Emma Talley