ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow has been named to a 12-player Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup squad, the Ladies Golf Union announced today.
The eventual eight players to represent GB&I in the 37th Curtis Cup at Nairn, Scotland, June 8-10 will come from this squad.
Four players from the team that lost two years ago at Essex County Club in Massachusetts are on the squad. Northern Irish twins Leona and Lisa Maguire are included along with England’s Holly Clyburn and Pamela Pretswell of Scotland.
The squad is filled out by recent Harder Hall winner Charley Hull (England), reigning Ladies’ British Amateur champion Lauren Taylor (England), Meadow (Northern Ireland), Amy Boulden (Wales), Bronte Law (England), Becky Harries (Wales), Kelsey MacDonald (Scotland) and Kelly Tidy (England).
At 23, Harries is the oldest player in the squad, with 15-year-old Hull the youngest. Clyburn (20), MacDonald (21), Pretswell (22) and Meadow (20) are the other non-teenagers. Aside from Hull, Law is 16, Boulden 18, the Maguires and Taylor 17, and Tidy is 19.
Team captain Tegwen Matthews will hold a three-day team trial March 23-25 at this year’s Curtis Cup venue. The eight-player team will be announced Tuesday, March 27.
Meadow, a four-time winner for Alabama in just two years, has received a release to take part in the session.
The United States has won the past seven matches and holds a 27-6-3 advantage in the biennial competition.