CURTIS CUP
Meet USA Curtis Cup Team June 8, 2010 By USGA

Cydney Clanton, 20, of Concord, N.C.

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … qualified for the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links … advanced to the third round of the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior … qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … advanced to the second round in 2007 and the third round in 2009… won the 2009 Hooter’s Collegiate Match Play Qualifying and the NCAA Fall Preview … tied for second at the 2009 Mason Rudolph Championship … runner-up at the 2009 Women’s North South Amateur … earned All-SEC first team honors in 2008-09 … named the NGCA and SEC Freshman of the Year in 2007-08, as well as earning first-team NGCA and All-SEC honors … played on the U.S. National Team in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship in Tokyo, Japan … Clanton helped the U.S. to a 37-23 victory over Japan after she earned victories in all three of her matches ... played on the 2007 Canon Cup East team … a 2007 AJGA Second-Team Rolex Junior All-American … the 2006 North Carolina state champion … lowest competitive round is 66… a junior at Auburn University in 2009-10 … daughter of Bobby and Jeannie … has three brothers, Chase, Cody and Caleb … birth place: Winston-Salem, N.C. … birth date: July 18, 1989.

Jennifer Johnson, 18, of La Quinta, Calif.

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … runner-up at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … advanced to second round of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur … a quarterfinalist at the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior … represented the USA at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup and recorded a record of 0-0-1 in singles, 1-0 in mixed four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … represented the USA at the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 0-1 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … represented the West team at the 2008 Canon Cup, where she recorded a 1-3 record (1-0 in mixed four-ball; 0-3 in singles, foursomes and four-ball) … won the 2008 California Amateur Championship … won the 2008 Rolex Tournament of Champions, the 2007 Mission Hills Desert Junior and the 2007 PING Phoenix Junior … runner-up at the 2009 Mission Hills Desert Junior … 2007 and 2008 AJGA Rolex All-America first team and second team in 2009 … 2005 Rolex AJGA All-America honorable mention … lowest competitive score is a 65, shot in 2005 at the Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. … a freshman at Arizona State University in 2009-10 … daughter of Sue and Mike … birth place: San Diego, Calif. … birth date: August 2, 1991.

Kimberly Kim, 18, Pahoa, Hawaii

A member of the victorious 2008 USA Curtis Cup team … was 2-0 in four-balls, 0-1 in foursomes and 1-0 in singles at the 2008 Match at St. Andrews … became youngest winner of U.S. Women's Amateur in 2006 at age 14 … runner-up at the 2006 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior … member of the 2006 USA Women’s World Amateur Team … played in six U.S. Girls’ Juniors … was medalist at the 2007 Girls' Junior, where she shot a 10-under-par 62 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying to tie the low 18-hole scoring record … earned medalist honors at her Women’s Open sectional qualifier in 2009 … has played in four Women’s Opens, in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 … made the cut in 2006 at age 14 … represented the USA at the 2005 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 0-1 in singles, 1-0 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … also represented the USA at the 2007 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 0-1 in singles, 0-1 in four-ball and 0-1 in foursomes … represented the West team at the 2008 Canon Cup, where she recorded a 2-2 record (2-0 in foursomes and mixed four-ball; 0-2 in singles and foursomes) … won her final AJGA event, the 2009 Rolex Girls Junior Championship, in a playoff … won the 2007 AJGA Thunderbird Invitational … a three-time AJGA All-America first team selection, in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … 2006 Rolex AJGA All-America second team … 2004 and 2005 Rolex AJGA All-America Honorable Mention … a freshman at the University of Denver in 2009-10 … birth place: Hilo, Hawaii … birth date: August 23, 1991

Stephanie Kono, 20, of Honolulu, Hawaii

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur, where she lost to eventual champion Jennifer Song … also played in the 2006 and 2008 Women’s Amateurs … has played in six U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships and advanced to the semifinals in 2008 … also played in six U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships, advancing to the semifinals in 2007 … played in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut … won the 2010 Ping/ASU Invitational with a final-round 66, and the 2009 UCF College Invitational … medalist at the 2008 College Match Play … runner-up at the 2009 NCAA Central Regional … earned first-team NGCA All-American and Pac-10 honors in 2008-09 … won the 2007 Arizona Women’s Silverbelle, the 2005 PGA Westfield Junior and the 2005 Harder German Junior Masters … lowest competitive score is a 64, shot at Turtle Bay Golf Club in 2006 during the Hawaiian High School State Championship … owns five career holes-in-one … will be a sophomore at UCLA in 2009-10 … graduated from the Punahou School, the same high school President Barack Obama and Michelle Wie attended … daughter of Teruo and Lori … birth place: Honolulu, Hawaii … birth date: November 27, 1989.

Jessica Korda, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … made the cut at the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Opens … finished 26th in 2009 … finished T-19 in 2008, when her final-round 69 was the only sub-70 score on the final Sunday … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … advanced to the third round of the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior … represented the USA at the 2010 Copa de las Americas, helping lead the USA to a victory in the women’s and overall championships … represented Czech Republic at the 2006 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at age 13 … won the 2010 South Atlantic Amateur (Sally) by four strokes … won the 2008 Betsy Rawls … runner-up at the Rolex Girls and Scott Robertson in 2009 … won the Bobcat Trail Open in 2007 on the FCWT Junior Golf Tour … represented the USA at the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … two-time Junior Champion in Czech Republic … youngest player to make a cut on the Ladies European Tour at age 13, during the opening round of the 2006 OTP Bank Ladies Central European Open … 2007 First Team FCWT All-American … has a career-low round of 62, which she shot in the third round of the 2010 South Atlantic Amateur … that round included 10 birdies and no bogeys … gave up tennis and took up golf when she was nine because she did not like running … daughter of Petr and Regina … father is Petr Korda who played on the ATP Tour and won the 1998 Australian Open singles title … mother was also a highly ranked tennis pro … has one sister, Nelly, and a brother, Sebastian … attends Bradenton Preparatory Academy … birth place: Sarasota, Fla. … birth date: February 27, 1993.

Tiffany Lua, 19, of Rowland Heights, Calif.

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … has played in three U.S. Women’s Opens (2007, 2008, 2009) and made the cut in 2008 … advanced to the semifinals of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur, where she lost to eventual champion Jennifer Song … also played in the 2005, 2007 and 2008 Women’s Amateurs … has played in five U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships, advancing to the semifinals in 2008 … also played in five U.S. Girls’ Juniors … played for the West team in the 2008 Canon Cup and earned a 4-0 record (singles, foursomes, four-ball and mixed four-ball) … repeated that feat in 2009, again going a perfect 4-0 for the West team … also played on the 2006 Canon Cup team … represented the USA at the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … also represented the USA at the 2007 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 0-1 in singles, 0-1 in four-ball and 0-1 in foursomes … represented the USA at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup and recorded a perfect record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in mixed four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … won the 2005 Future Legends and the 2004 Ashworth Junior at Hot Springs … the 2004 California Women’s Amateur runner-up … also runner-up at the 2008 AJGA Thunderbird and the Rolex Tournament of Champions … an AJGA Rolex Junior All-American from 2005-2008 – first-team honors in 2008, second-team selection in 2005 and 2007 and honorable mention in 2006 … had a hole-in-one when she was 10 … has a career-low round of 67, shot during the 2007 Women’s Amateur Public Links … a freshman at UCLA in 2009-10 … daughter of Donna and Michael … has two brothers, Matt and Chris … birth place: Alhambra, Calif. … born: February 22, 1991.

Jennifer Song, 20, of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … won two USGA championships in 2009, becoming just the second female in history to accomplish the feat (joining Pearl Sinn, who did so in 1988) … won the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship with a 7-and-6 win over Kimberly Kim … won the 2009 Women’s Amateur two months later with a 3 & 1 victory over Jennifer Johnson … a quarterfinalist at the 2007 Women’s Amateur … runner-up at the 2008 WAPL … earned low-amateur honors at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open and shared low-amateur honors at the 2007 Women’s Open … also played in the 2008 Women’s Open, where she missed the cut … selected as an alternate for the 2008 USA Curtis Cup team … qualified for match play at the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior … collected back-to-back victories at the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Stanford Intercollegiate in the fall of 2009 … runner-up in the 2009 NCAA Championship, the 2009 Pac-10 Championship, the 2009 NCAA West Regional and the 2010 Ping/ASU Invitational… named the 2009 NCGA and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year … earned first-team All-America and All-Pac-10 honors in 2009-10 … named Golfweek Magazine’s 2009 College Player of the Year … a member of the Korean National Team in 2007 and 2008 … tied for second at the 2006 Korean Women's Amateur ... has a career-low round of 66, shot during the 2006 Junior Pacific Championship in Singapore, which she won … also won the 2006 JungAm Cup … runner-up at the 2009 Pac-10 Championship and the 2009 NCAA West Regional … named the 2008-09 NCAA Freshman of the Year … is a sophomore at the University of Southern California in 2009-10 … daughter of Museok Song and Jeeyeon Koong … has one brother, Albert … birth place: Ann Arbor, Mich. … born: December 20, 1989.

Alexis Thompson, 15, of Coral Springs, Fla.

Playing in her first Curtis Cup … won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship … also played in the 2007 and 2009 Girls’ Juniors … has played in three consecutive U.S. Women’s Opens, 2007, 2008 and 2009 … made the cut at the 2009 championship … in 2007, as a 12-year-old, she became the youngest player in history to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open; shot 76-82 and did not make the cut … a semifinalist at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the youngest quarterfinalist in the history of the championship … started the 2009 season with three consecutive prestigious amateur titles, the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY), Ione D. Jones/Doherty and the Southern Amateur … successfully defended her title at the Ione D. Jones/Doherty in 2010 … won the 2009 Junior PGA by 12 strokes … lowest competitive score is 66 in winning the 2007 PGA Junior Championship, where she became the event's youngest champion … also won the 2007 AJGA At Traditions as well as the 2006 and 2007 Doral Publix … also won the 2008 Dixie Amateur … runner-up at the 2010 Harder Hall Invitational and the Dixie Amateur … represented the USA at the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … represented the USA at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup and recorded a perfect record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in mixed four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … represented the East team at the 2008 Canon Cup, where she recorded a 2-2 record (2-0 in singles and four-ball; 0-2 in foursomes and mixed four-ball) … daughter of Scott and Judy … has two brothers, Nicholas and Curtis … Nicholas played on the 2005 USA Walker Cup team and is currently on the PGA Tour … Curtis played in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Junior Amateurs … Alexis is the fourth player in Curtis Cup history to have had a sibling play in the Walker Cup … birth place: Coral Springs, Fla. … born: February 10, 1995.