The Copa de las Americas – a biennial amateur team competition for countries in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean – is quickly approaching, and the U.S. players have been selected.
Nathan Smith, U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, and Peter Uihlein, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, have been named to the men’s team. Both players also represented the U.S. in the Walker Cup in September, and Uihlein went undefeated in his matches.
Mike McCoy, co-medalist with Smith at the U.S. Mid-Amateur, was chosen as an alternate.
On the women’s side, Jennifer Song, who won both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links this summer, and Jessica Korda, a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, will represent the U.S. Song is a sophomore at USC, and Korda is a 16-year-old from Bradenton, Fla.
Kimberly Kim, who was the runner-up at this year’s U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, is the women’s team alternate.
Teams were selected by the USGA’s International Team Selection Committee.
The tournament will be played Jan. 6-9 at Buenos Aires Golf Club and Olivos Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The U.S. won the last Copa de las Americas, played in Aurora, Ontario.