Finally, the Curtis Cup Squad for 2020 Announced


An initial Great Britain and Ireland squad of ten players has been announced by the R&A ahead of next year’s Curtis…

Last Updated on May 1, 2024 by Daniel

An underlying Great Britain and Ireland squad of ten players have been declared by the R&A in front of one year from now’s Curtis Cup coordinate at Conwy Golf Club, Wales.

The 41st Curtis Cup match will be played from June 12-14, with GB&I endeavoring to recover the noteworthy trophy after the US recorded a telling 17-3 triumph at Quaker Ridge in New York a year ago.

Elaine Ratcliffe, who will captain GB&I in the Curtis Cup just because, stated: “We have a solid pool of players to browse all through GB&I and I’m charmed with the ten players we have chosen for the underlying squad. Every player’s presentation and results will be observed firmly over the coming months and we will search for every one of them to keep up an elevated expectation as they attempt to verify their places in the group.

“There are numerous other gifted players who can be added to this squad throughout the following couple of months. We will pursue exhibitions intently before the Curtis Cup group is reported in May.”

Olivia Mehaffey, the most noteworthy positioned individual from the squad at nineteenth in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is planning to show up. Having made her introduction in 2016, where she verified 3½ focuses for the triumphant GB&I group, Mehaffey was likewise a champion player in a year ago’s intense thrashing at the 2018 Curtis Cup where she accomplished 2½ of the group’s three-point absolute. At present going to Arizona State University, Mehaffey has recorded three university wins this year.

Likewise in conflict for the 2020 group are Mehaffey’s colleagues from  2018, Shannon McWilliam, Annabell Fuller, and Lily May Humphreys, who has delighted in a magnificent 2019, winning the Annika Invitational Europe, Irish Women’s Open and Welsh Ladies’ Open stroke play titles.

Emily Toy, the Women’s Amateur Champion and an R&A Foundation researcher, has been named in the underlying squad and is planning to make her Curtis Cup debut in 2020. The squad includes a further five potential debutants including Hannah Darling, the Scottish Girls’ Open boss, Annabel Wilson, the Irish Women’s Close champion, Hazel MacGarvie, Julie McCarthy and Isobel Wardle.

The GB&I squad:

Hannah Darling (16, Broomieknowe, Scotland) Shannon McWilliam (20, Aboyne, Scotland)
Annabell Fuller (17, Roehampton, England) Olivia Mehaffey (21, Royal County Down Ladies, Ireland)
Lily May Humphreys (17, Stoke by Nayland, England) Emily Toy (21, Carlyon Bay, England)
Hazel MacGarvie (19, Royal Troon, Scotland) Isobel Wardle (19, Prestbury, England)
Julie McCarthy (20, Forrest Little, Ireland) Annabel Wilson (18, Lurgan, Ireland)

The last eight-player group will be reported on May 11 and will incorporate the two golf players who are put most astounding in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in the week earlier. A further six players will be chosen by the R&A Women’s Selection Committee. Up to four non-voyaging stores will likewise be reported.

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