• Sarah LeBrun Ingram named captain of the 2020 USA Curtis cup team.
• USA will look to retain the trophy after beating GB&I at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale in 2018.
• The 41st Match will be contested June 12-14, 2020, at Conwy Golf Club, Wales.
Preparations for the 2020 Curtis Cup are underway with Great Britain and Ireland’s rivals, the USGA, announcing their captain.
GB&I will look to regain the trophy after defeat at the hands of the United States, 17-3 at Quaker Ridge, in June last year.
The 41st Curtis Cup Match, a biennial competition between top female amateur golfers from GB&I and the United States, will be contested June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club, Wales.
Determined to retain the Curtis Cup on away soil, the USGA have confirmed that three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Sarah LeBrun Ingram has been named captain of the 2020 USA team.
Sarah LeBrun Ingram
A member of the 1992, 1994 and 1996 USA Curtis Cup Teams, LeBrun Ingram holds a 2-1 record in singles.
LeBrun Ingram won the 1991 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur with a 6-and-5 victory over Martha Lang at Desert Highlands Golf Club in Scottsdale. She also won back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994 and was the low amateur in the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Ingram’s three U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship wins (1991, 1993, 1994) are only bettered by Ellen Port and Meghan Stasi, both of whom have claimed four titles.
“It's an honour and a privilege to be asked to captain the Curtis Cup Team and represent the United States," said LeBrun Ingram, whose grandfather is from southern Wales, just over 100 miles from Conwy Golf Club.
“To be able to captain a team that will compete in the U.K., where my mother was born and raised, makes this extra special for me. The USGA has been a tremendous part of my life and being a USGA champion is one of the proudest moments of my career. To be able to share my experiences, both in golf and life, with young ladies who are as passionate about the game as I am is a special opportunity and a responsibility I am very much looking forward to."
2020 Curtis Cup
The 2020 Curtis Cup will be the first Match played at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.
The course was established in 1890 and designed by old Tom Morris' nephew, Jack Morris. A world class links course which has hosted The Open Championship final qualifying for Hoylake, European Tour and Ladies European Tour Events.
The USA Team won the 2018 Curtis Cup Match at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., while the GB&I Team won the 2016 Match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland.
The USA lead the overall series 29-8-3.