Three players from Stanford, and one who has committed to the Cardinal, have been named to the 2020 practice squad for the United States team for the 42nd Curtis Cup Match on June 10-12, 2022, at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Rose Zhang, 18 years old from Irvine and No. 1 in the World Amateur Rankings, already has been named to the team as winner of the 2021 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the best amateur in the world in 2021, along with Jensen Castle of West Colombia and the University of Kentucky, winner of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
Rachel Heck, 20, of Memphis, Tenn., and Stanford, winner of the 2020 NCAA Women’s Championship, also has been named to the practice squad with her Cardinal teammate, Brook Seay of San Diego.
Other members of the practice squad include Jenny Bake of Suwanee, Ga., and the University of Georgia, Megha Ganne of Holmdel, N.J., who has signed a letter of intent to play with Stanford in the Fall of 2022, Julia Johnson of Saint Gabriel, La., and the University of Mississippi, Gurleen Kaur of Houston, Texas, and Baylor, Rachel Kuehn of Asheville, N.C., and Wake Forest, Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, N.C., and Wake Forest, Aneka Seumanutafa of Emmitsburg, Md., and Ohio State, and Erica Shepherd of Greenwood, Ind. And Duke.
“The amateur talent in the United States is so incredibly strong right now, and it’s an honor to gather with this group for a practice session next month,” said Sarah Lebrun Ingram, captain of the United States team who in August led the Americans to a 12.5-7.5 victory at Conwy Golf Club in Wales, the first American victory overseas since 2008.
“We have a great mix of young women, including many players who helped lead us to victory in Wales just a few months ago and some players who have played fantastic golf this fall on the collegiate level who I am excited to get to know. I’m very much looking forward to our time together and I know the players are as well.”
The United States leads the all-time series, 30-8-3.
The Curtis Cup Match is contested by two teams of eight female amateur players, one from the United States of America and one from Great Britain and Ireland, which is composed of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.