Here's who will be representing Team Great Britain and Ireland at the Curtis Cup in Conwy this August
Eight players have been selected for the Great Britain and Ireland team to play the United States of America in the 41st Curtis Cup at Conwy, Wales from August 26-28.
The GB&I team will be looking to emulate the winning form of the 2012 and 2016 teams, who were victorious on home soil, as they bid to win back the historic trophy currently held by the USA.
The stage is set for an exciting match as the USA, who have not won on this side of the Atlantic since 2008, will be bidding to retain The Curtis Cup.
The GB&I team is Hannah Darling, Louise Duncan, Annabell Fuller, Charlotte Heath, Caley McGinty, Emily Toy, Lauren Walsh and Annabel Wilson. The travelling reserves are Hazel MacGarvie and Julie McCarthy.
Elaine Ratcliffe, GB&I Captain, said:
“It is a great honour to be chosen to represent Great Britain and Ireland and competing in the Curtis Cup is the pinnacle of the amateur game for these players.
“Home matches have been very successful for GB&I in recent times and this year we have selected a highly skilled and talented team which is focussed on winning back the trophy on home soil. I know that they will enjoy the opportunity to compete together and create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.”
The GB&I team will be looking to win back the Curtis Cup after a Team USA 17 GB&I 3 victory at Quaker Ridge in 2018.
The GB&I team:
Hannah Darling (18, Broomieknowe, Scotland)
Louise Duncan (21, West Kilbride, Scotland)
Annabell Fuller (19, Roehampton, England)
Charlotte Heath (19, Huddersfield, England)
Caley McGinty (20, Knowle, England)
Emily Toy (23, Carlyon Bay, England)
Lauren Walsh (20, Castlewarden, Ireland)
Annabel Wilson (20, Lurgan, Ireland)
Hazel MacGarvie (21, Royal Troon, Scotland)
Julie McCarthy (22, Forrest Little, Ireland)
GB&I team Captain:
Elaine Ratcliffe (48, Essendon Country Club, England)
As we announced last week, fans will be able to attend the match at Conwy from the opening ceremony on Wednesday, August 25 through to the conclusion of play on Saturday, August 28 for a £40 adult season ticket. Children aged 18-years-old or under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Tickets are on sale on a first come, first served basis and must be pre-purchased prior to August 20 by visiting www.randa.org