The U.S. Golf Association has finalized the 2010 Curtis Cup team, Golfweek has learned. The committee began informing players earlier this week and, as expected, has picked a young team. Denver freshman Kimberly Kim is the only remaining member of the victorious ’08 squad in Scotland.
Jennifer Song, the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur and WAPL champion, and 15-year-old Alexis Thompson hope to end their amateur careers with a win at Essex County Club on June 11-13. The rest of the team: UCLA’s Stephanie Kono and Tiffany Lua, Auburn’s Cydney Clanton, Arizona State’s Jennifer Johnson and 17-year-old Jessica Korda.
It came as a surprise to many that Auburn senior Candace Schepperle was chosen as first alternate. Schepperle made the cut at the ’09 U.S. Women’s Open and won the ’09 Dixie Amateur and Harder Hall Invitationals. She also was the ’09 Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Year. She’s No. 37 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.