Three USGA Champions Headline 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team 

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Kimberly Kim, the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur champion and a two-time USGA runner-up in 2009, is the only member of the 2010 USA squad with previous Curtis Cup experience. (USGA Museum)

(Far Hills, N.J., April 12, 2010) – Three United States Golf Association champions headline the eight-woman amateur team selected by the Association to represent the United States of America at the 2010 Curtis Cup Match, which will be played June 11-13 at Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.

Jennifer Song, 20, of Ann Arbor, Mich., became the second female in history to win two USGA titles in the same year when she

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Alexis Thompson, the 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior champion, is the youngest member of the 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team. (USGA Museum)
claimed the U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in 2009. Alexis Thompson, 15, of Coral Springs, Fla., won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior and is the youngest player in history to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open, which she did in 2007 at age 12.

Kimberly Kim, 18, of Pahoa, Hawaii, who won the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur at age 14 to become the youngest winner in the championship’s history, was named to her second consecutive Curtis Cup Team. She is the only player on the 2010 USA Team to have played in the Match previously.

That trio will be joined by Cydney Clanton, 20, of Concord, N.C.; Jennifer Johnson, 18, of La Quinta, Calif.; Stephanie Kono, 20, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Jessica Korda, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.; and Tiffany Lua, 19, of Rowland Heights, Calif.

The alternates for the 2010 USA team, in order of ranking, are: Candace Schepperle, 21, of Birmingham, Ala.; and Sydnee Michaels, 21, of Temecula, Calif.

The Curtis Cup Match, contested biennially, features eight female amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland and eight players who represent the USA. The Match consists of three foursomes (alternate-shot) and three four-ball (better-ball) matches on the first two days. On the final day, all eight players from each side play in singles matches.

The 2010 USA team will be captained by Noreen Mohler of Bethlehem, Pa., who was a member of the USA’s victorious 1978 Curtis Cup Team.

The USA team has won the last six Curtis Cup Matches and leads the series, which began in 1932, by a 26-6-3 margin.

Meet the members of the 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team: 

 

i_clantonmug201004008  Cydney Clanton
Hometown:
Concord, N.C.
School: Auburn University
Date of birth: July 18, 1989
i_johnsonmug20100408  Jennifer JohnsonHometown: La Quinta, Calif.
School: Arizona State University
Date of birth: Aug. 2, 1991 
   i_kimkimmugshot  Kimberly Kim
Hometown:
Pahoa, Hawaii
School: University of Denver
Date of birth: Aug. 23, 1991 
i_konomugshot20100408  Stephanie KonoHometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
School: University of California-Los Angeles
Date of birth: Nov. 27, 1989  
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Jessica KordaHometown: Bradenton, Fla.
School: Bradenton Preparatory Academy
Date of birth: Feb. 27, 1993

i_luamugshot20100408  Tiffany Lua
Hometown:
Rowland Heights, Calif.
School: University of California-Los Angeles
Date of birth: Feb. 22, 1991 
i_songmugshot20100408  Jennifer SongHometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
School: University of Southern California
Date of birth: Dec. 20, 1989 
i_thompsonmugshot20100408  Alexis Thompson
Hometown
: Coral Springs, Fla.
School: Home-schooled
Date of birth: Feb. 10, 1995 
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