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USA, World Teams Announced for 2014 ISPS Handa Cup

Sally Little - South Africa
World Team Captain

Nancy Lopez - Alabama
U.S. Team Captain

The teams have been named and the stage is set for this year’s ninth annual ISPS Handa Cup, scheduled September 25-28, at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss. A highlight on The Legends Tour schedule each year, the Handa Cup is an international team competition that pits U.S.-born LPGA Legends (age 45 and over) against internationally born LPGA Legends in 36 holes of head-to-head stroke-play competition. This year, the World Team returns to the event as the defending champion for the first time. The international squad defeated Team U.S.A. 27-21 in 2013, giving the Americans incentive to win back the honor and the World Team a firm desire to retain the cup.

"All but one member of our team was a part of the 2013 World Team that defeated the U.S. for the very first time,” said South Africa’s Sally Little, captain of the 2014 World Team. “We savored that victory and I promise we will draw on that energy again this year in defense of the Handa Cup.”

Team USA will gain a little firepower this year with the addition of Juli Inkster, who won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Old Waverly. Inkster will make her debut in the event, joining former U.S. Solheim Cup teammates and former U.S. Solheim Captains Beth Daniel, Meg Mallon, Pat Bradley and Rosie Jones. Captained by Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, Team USA will be comprised of: Bradley, Daniel, Inkster, Christa Johnson, Jones, Mallon, Barb Mucha, Laurie Rinker, Nancy Scranton, Val Skinner, Sherri Steinhauer and Sherri Turner. Elaine Crosby will serve as assistant captain.

“My team is excited and ready to play at Old Waverly,” said Lopez, also a former U.S. Solheim Cup team member and captain. “These players know how to win and we are ready to win the Handa Cup back.”

The World Team will feature former European Solheim Cup players Helen Alfredsson of Sweden, Laura Davies, Trish Johnson and Alison Nicholas, all of Great Britain, as well as Sweden’s Liselotte Neumann, who captained Europe’s victorious 2013 Solheim Cup Team. Joining those European Solheim Cup stalwarts for the World Team will be: Canadians Dawn Coe-Jones and Lorie Kane; Australians Jane Crafter, Wendy Doolan and Jan Stephenson; South Americans Alicia Dibos and Jenny Lidback; and Japan’s Mieko Nomura. Coe-Jones will serve as assistant captain for the World Team.

New to the rules this year, both World Team Captain Sally Little and Team USA Captain Nancy Lopez may serve as playing captains with the option to slate themselves into the competitive lineup.  GET TICKETS >>  LEARN MORE >>
 

ISPS Handa Cup
Old Waverly Golf Club
West Point, Mississippi
September 25-28, 2014
Last year, the dynamic duo from England of Trish Johnson and Laura Davies combined for a 5-1 match record, earning 10 points in the World's 27-21 victory over the Americans. They're back!
LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster takes it up a notch for Team USA with her debut appearance at this year's ISPS Handa Cup. Inkster won the 1999 U.S. Women's Open at Old Waverly and looks forward to a return visit. "Everything at Old Waverly is first class," she says.

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