Four Selected For USA Team At Second Copa De Las Americas
June 19, 2005
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Far Hills, N.J. - Four national champions will represent the United States of America in the second Copa de las Americas, an international amateur golf event including countries from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, from June 22-25, at El Tigre Club de Golf in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the United States Golf Association has announced.
The women's and men's mid-amateur and senior amateur USGA champions from 2004 have accepted the invitation to participate in this event hosted by the Mexican Golf Federation.
The golfers selected are U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Corey Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., USGA Senior Women's Amateur champion Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas, Texas, U.S. Mid-Amateur winner Austin Eaton of New London, N.H., and USGA Senior Amateur winner Mark Bemowski of Mukwonago, Wis.
Weworski, 42, reached the semifinals of the Women's Mid-Amateur in 2003 and won the 1998 California Women's Amateur. Creekmore, 52, twice reached the quarterfinals of the Women's Mid-Amateur and is a two-time Texas Women's Amateur champion.
Eaton, 35, had played in four USGA championships prior to 2004, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2002 Mid-Amateur. He also won the 2003 New Hampshire Amateur. Bemowski, 58, was the Senior Amateur runner-up in 2003. He won the Wisconsin State Amateur five times and qualified for the 2003 U.S. Senior Open.
Loren Singletary, a USGA Executive Committee member from Houston, Texas, has been named captain of the squads. Singletary, 56, is a long-time director of the Texas Golf Association, and served as its president from Jan. 2002 through Dec. 2003. Professionally, he is vice president of corporate global accounts for National Oilwell.
Two-member teams from as many as 32 countries will play 72 holes in team stroke-play competition in three categories-- male, female and overall team. Canada won the women's, men's, and overall competition in 2003, with the USA finishing runner-up in each event. Nineteen teams entered the men's division and 10 teams entered the women's division.
The competition will be contested on at El Tigre Club de Golf, a Robert Von Hagge design, which is 7,239 yards at its maximum length.
The teams were chosen by the USGA International Selection committees.