Eight players have been selected for the Great Britain and Ireland team to play the United States of America in the 42nd Curtis Cup at Merion, Pennsylvania from 10-12 June.
The GB&I team is made up of Hannah Darling, Louise Duncan, Annabell Fuller, Charlotte Heath, Caley McGinty, Emily Price, Lauren Walsh and Amelia Williamson. The non-travelling reserves are, in order, Lottie Woad and Beth Coulter.
Louise Duncan and Hannah Darling are both back in the Curtis Cup team following their appearance in GB&I’s defeat in Wales last year
World no.10 Darling and world no.11 McGinty earned their places in the team as automatic selections thanks to being the top-two GB&I players in the World Amateur Golf Ranking as on April 21.
Six players return to the GB&I team which lost 12.5-7.5 to the US in Wales last year, despite leading after all of the opening three sessions. They will look to build on that form when they head across the Atlantic to be joined by debutantes Price and Williamson.
Elaine Ratcliffe, GB&I Captain, said: “I would like to congratulate these eight players on their selection to the Great Britain and Ireland team. The Curtis Cup is one of the highlights of the amateur game and I know they will all put in their best performances at Merion.
“I am delighted to have six of the girls from last year back in the team for the 2022 match and I believe this gives us a strong base to build upon. The two new players to the team will strengthen that talent base and we very much look forward to an exciting match.”
The GB&I team
Hannah Darling (18, Broomieknowe, Scotland)
Louise Duncan (22, West Kilbride, Scotland)
Annabell Fuller (19, Roehampton, England)
Charlotte Heath (20, Huddersfield, England)
Caley McGinty (21, Knowle, England)
Emily Price (22, Ludlow, England)
Lauren Walsh (21, Castlewarden, Ireland)
Amelia Williamson (21, Sheringham, England)
Reserves: Lottie Woad (18, Farnham, England), Beth Coulter (18, Kirkistown Castle, Ireland)