Aug. 2, 2011

Final spots for PING Junior Solheim Cup decided

First 10 spots announced

The final two members of the 2011 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team have been chosen by captain Meg Mallon. Summar Roachell of Conway, Ark., and McKenzie Talbert of North Augusta, S.C., will join 10 preselected teammates on a team of 12 that will represent their country in the biennial event.
 
The PING Junior Solheim Cup, patterned after The Solheim Cup, features the top 12 girls from the United States against those from Europe. A PING event, the 2011 tournament will be played at Knightsbrook Hotel & Spa Golf Resort in Trim, Ireland, Sept. 20-21, the days leading up to The Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup will be played Sept. 23-25 at Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland.
 
Roachell recently picked up her first junior golf victory at the Bubba Conlee Invitational, and followed the win with a statement-making performance at the U.S. Girls’ Junior where she advanced to the quarterfinals. At No. 19 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Roachell has compiled six top-five junior golf finishes.
 
Talbert, a 2010 Rolex Junior All-American, also has six top-five junior golf finishes on her resume. Victor at the 2011 Sea Pines Junior Heritage, she also placed third at the Exide Technologies Junior Open. A two-time Wyndham Cup participant, Talbert helped the East Team to its first victory in six years, putting up a 2-2-0 record in the team match play event.
 
The 10 players previously named to the U.S. Team were selected based on a combination of the AJGA’s Polo Golf Rankings and the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings as of July 29. Earning entry through the Polo Golf Rankings were Karen Chung of Livingston, N.J., Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., and Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
 
Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga., Esther Lee of Los Alamitos, Calif., Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky., earned their way in based on their positions in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.
 
Past PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team members include Paula Creamer (nine-time LPGA Tour champion and winner of the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open), Brittany Lincicome (champion at the 2007 Ginn OPEN and 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship) and Morgan Pressel (champion of the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship). Creamer was the first player to make the move from the PING Junior Solheim Cup to The Solheim Cup Team when she helped lead the U.S. to victory in 2005 with a 3-1-1 record.
 
The United States and Europe head into the 2011 competition with the U.S. leading the series 3-2-0. The team hosting the event has won the PING Junior Solheim Cup in all five instances.

 
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