FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior Stacy Lewis was selected to represent the United States on the 2008 Curtis Cup team announced the United States Golf Association last week.
Lewis is the defending national champion, a three-time all-Southeastern Conference and all-America selection at Arkansas. The Woodlands, Texas, native captured a pair of individual titles this fall and leads the team with a 70.92 stroke average as the Lady Razorbacks prepare for the spring schedule.
“Making the Curtis Cup is a tremendous honor for Stacy and has been a goal of hers for some time now,” said head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “It will be an opportunity of a lifetime for her because she will not only represent the United States but it will take place at the home of golf – St. Andrews. She has played so well the past couple of years and this is just another reward for her hard work and commitment to competing at the highest level every week.”
This year’s Curtis Cup is scheduled for May 30-June 1 on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. Lewis will depart May 24 after the 2008 NCAA Championship in New Mexico.
Lewis is the second Lady Razorback to represent the United States as a Curtis Cupper. Former Lady Razorback and Arkansas native Amanda McCurdy was a member of the victorious team in 2006 in Bandon, Ore. That victory was the fifth consecutive win and the 25th overall for the United States.
This year’s team is captained by seven-time USGA champion Carol Semple Thompson of Sweickley, Pa. Also on the team is Meghan Bolger, Kimberly Kim, Tiffany Joh, Mina Harigae, Amanda Blumenherst, Jennie Lee and Alison Walshe.
The Curtis Cup is a biennial event with eight players from the United States taking on eight players from Great Britain and Ireland. This year’s format is expanding to a three-day event with three foursomes playing alternate shot and three four-ball matches on the first two days. The final round will pit all eight players from each team in a singles format.
Lewis and the Lady Razorbacks are scheduled to return to the links after the winter break Feb. 24-26 traveling to the Lady Puerto Rico Invitational. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.