Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ellen Port will captain Curtis Cup
ESPN.com news services
Two-time U.S. Curtis Cup player Ellen Port will captain the American squad when the 38th edition of the matches are played in 2014, the USGA announced Wednesday.
The Curtis Cup is a biennial match-play competition between female amateurs from the United States against a combined team from Great Britain and Ireland.
"Ellen is one of the great USGA amateur champions of the modern era," Dot Paluck, chairman of the USGA Women's Committee, said in a statement. "She has well represented the United States in past Curtis Cup matches, and we are proud to have her as captain of the 2014 team."
Port owns victories in five USGA championships including the 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateurs as well as the 2012 USGA Senior Women's Amateur.
Great Britain and Ireland won the most recent Curtis Cup, 10½-9½ at The Nairn Golf Club in Nairn, Scotland.
GB&I's victory was its first since 1996. The U.S. holds an overall 27-7-3 record in the matches.