The Great Britain and Ireland team has been announced for the Curtis Cup which will be played at Quaker Ridge, New York, from 8-10 June.

GB&I will defend the trophy after they beat the United States 11.5-8.5 two years ago in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

The team includes 16-year-old Lily May Humphreys who won the 2018 Helen Holm Championship at Royal Troon last week to add to the Girls British Open Amateur Championship and English Women’s Amateur Championship titles she won last year.

Lily May Humphreys

There will also be second appearances for Olivia Mehaffey and Alice Hewson after they both featured in the triumph two years ago.

The GB&I captain, Elaine Farquharson-Black, said: “There have been a number of players throughout Great Britain and Ireland who have been in impressive form recently and it was a difficult decision to select only eight.

“The players selected will now have a wonderful opportunity to perform on the international stage in one of the world’s most prestigious events and I’m sure that they will give their very best as we attempt to retain the trophy against a talented team from the United States.”

The current World Amateur Golf Ranking number two, Leona Maguire, will not feature as she plans to turn professional next month, and as a result, has ruled herself out of contention for a spot.

The Great Britain and Ireland team:

India Clyburn (21, Woodhall Spa, England), Lily May Humphreys (16, Stoke-by-Nayland, England), Annabell Fuller (15, Roehampton, England), Sophie Lamb (20, Clitheroe, England), Paula Grant (24, Lisburn, Ireland), Shannon McWilliam (18, Aboyne, Scotland), Alice Hewson (20, Berkhamsted, England), Olivia Mehaffey (20, Royal County Down Ladies, Ireland)

Non-travelling reserve: Annabel Wilson (17, Lurgan, Ireland)

Captain: Elaine Farquharson-Black

Alex Perry


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