USGA names 4-player Copa de las Americas squad
The U.S. Golf Association as announced the four-player team that will represent the United States in January at the Copa de las Americas. The co-ed team will include Lindy Duncan, Erynne Lee, Chris Williams and Steven Fox.
Williams and Fox were members of the U.S. team that recently won the World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Williams, a senior at Washington, won the Mark H. McCormack Medal, awarded to the No. 1 player in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking. Fox is the reigning U.S. Amateur champion and a senior at Chattanooga.
Duncan, a senior at Duke, was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team. She was last year’s college Player of the Year. Lee, a sophomore at UCLA, represented the U.S. earlier this fall at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.
The Copa de las Americas is an amateur team competition for countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. There are three 72-hole competitions – men’s, women’s and overall – with 18 holes played on each of the four days. Jim Williams of Orinda, Calif., will captain the Americans. He is a member of the USGA Executive Committee and a member of the USGA International Team Selection Committee.
“These four players are to be congratulated for being named to the USA Teams and for outstanding achievements throughout their careers,” said Williams. “They are undoubtedly up to this challenge, and I am honored to serve as their captain.”
Now in its fifth playing, the tournament will be played on U.S. soil for the first time in history. It takes place Jan. 3-6 at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Fla. The U.S. won in 2010, when the Copa de las Americas was played in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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