STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following impressive showings in the Curtis Cup practice sessions in February, Ally McDonald has been selected to represent the United States in the 2014 Curtis Cup Match on June 6-8 at St. Louis (Mo.) Country Club.
“After the practice session, I knew it was out of my control and knew I had to put my trust in God,” All-American McDonald said. “When I got the call, I was elated. God continues to bless me, and I am so thankful. I can not wait to be a part of this amazing team and experience representing this country.”
McDonald was one of eight players selected to represent Team USA, including Emma Talley from the University of Alabama and previous teammate Ashlan Ramsey from Clemson. Ramsey and McDonald teamed up to help the U.S. claim gold at the Spirit International Amateur Championships in November of last year.
“This is a massive historic honor for Ally, the Mississippi State women’s golf program and the state of Mississippi,” fourth-year head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. “She has been the flagship leader of our program’s ascent into the top echelon of women’s collegiate golf. She will represent the USA as a fierce competitor with class.”
The illustrious Curtis Cup Match is one of the top amateur events that pairs two amateur female teams, one from the United States and one from Great Britain and Ireland. Team USA leads the overall series, 27-7-3, but will be looking to bounce back from defeat in 2012.
McDonald and the Bulldogs will be back in action on April 4-6 in the Liz Murphey Invitational in Athens, Ga., at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
Kyung Kim (University of Southern California)
Alison Lee (University of California, Los Angeles)
Erynne Lee (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ally McDonald (Mississippi State University)
Annie Park (University of Southern California)
Ashlan Ramsey (Clemson University)
Mariah Stackhouse (Stanford University)
Emma Talley (University of Alabama)
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