Kentuckian Talley to represent U.S. in World Amateur

August 13, 2014 

Curtis Cup Golf

United States' Emma Talley takes her second shot on the first hole during the final day of the 38th Curtis Cup amateur golf match against Great Britain and Ireland Sunday, June 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

JEFF ROBERSON — AP

Former Caldwell County standout Emma Talley was one of three players selected by the United States Golf Association on Wednesday to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Women's World Amateur Team Championship next month

The event will take place Sept. 3-6 at Karuizawa, Japan.

Talley, 20, will be joined by Kristen Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas; and Alison Lee, 19, of Valencia, Calif..

"I am so proud of Kristen, Alison and Emma for their accomplishments both on and off the golf course," said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the International Team Selection Committee. "They represent the very best in the game, and we are honored to have them join the likes of Paula Creamer, Beth Daniel, Juli Inkster, Jessica Korda and Nancy Lopez as USA Women's World Amateur Team players."

Martha Lang, the 1988 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion and a past USA Curtis Cup Team player and captain, will serve as captain of the USA Women's World Amateur Team.

Talley is a junior at the University of Alabama, and is the ninth-ranked amateur in the world. She won the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur, and made the winning putt for the USA in June at the 2014 Curtis Cup Match. Talley competed in the 2011, 2012 and 2014 U.S. Women's Opens, making the cut in 2012 and 2014, and also made the cut in the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open Championship. Talley has one collegiate victory, the 2013 Ping-ASU Invitational, and was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2013.

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