AJGA alumnae Austin
Ernst, Erynne Lee and Lisa McCloskey will represent the
United States at the 2012 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at Gloria
Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey, Sept. 27-30.
Conducted by the International Golf Federation, the biennial
competition has been played since 1964 and will feature 56 teams. In 2010,
Korea captured the title in the four-day stroke play competition. While the
U.S. has captured the title a record 13 times, a U.S. team has not won since
During her AJGA career, Ernst recorded two victories, five
top-five finishes and received honorable mention Rolex Junior All-America
honors in 2007 and 2009. She continued her golf career at LSU, where she
captured the individual title at the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf
Championships as a freshman. Ernst won the 2012 North & South Women’s
Amateur and represented the U.S. at the 2012 Curtis Cup Match. She will compete
in LPGA Tour Qualifying School in the fall.
A rising sophomore at UCLA, Lee achieved 12 top-five AJGA
finishes, including victories at the 2010 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions
and the 2008 AJGA Junior at Wenatchee. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American
also captured back-to-back wins at the Kathy Whitworth Invitational (2008 and
2009). Lee received Pac-12 Conference and Division 1 Freshman of the Year
honors after a freshman season that included four top-five finishes and the
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate title.
As an AJGA player, McCloskey posted seven top-five performances
and three wins. A four-time Rolex Junior All-American, she won the Genesis
Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open in both 2006 and 2008, and finished
first at the 2005 Harvey Penick Junior. McCloskey began her collegiate career
at Pepperdine, where she won three tournaments and received Freshman of the
Year honors in 2009. After transferring to USC, McCloskey helped the Trojans to
a 2011 Pac-10 title. The 2012 Curtis Cup U.S. Team member posted eight top-10
finishes during her final collegiate season, highlighted by a win at the 2012
NCAA Central Regional.
Team alternates include (in order of ranking) North Dakota
State senior Amy Anderson and Arkansas’ Emily