Contributed by Gregory Ostendorf/AU Athletics
Auburn’s Megan Schofill is one of twelve players invited by the USGA’s International Team Selection Committee to attend a practice session in advance of the 41st Curtis Cup Match, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced this week.
The session will be held Jan. 29-30, 2021, at Lake Golf & Country Club in Orlando.
The 41st Curtis Cup Match was originally scheduled for June 12-14, 2020, at Conwy Golf Club in Caernarvonshire, Wales, before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The match will now be held at Conwy Golf Club on Aug. 26-28, 2021.
Schofill, ranked No. 15 nationally by Golfstat, shot par or better in five of the six rounds she played in this past fall. She capped the fall slate with an individual win at the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic, where she finished at 3-under par to share medalist honors. It was her second individual victory at the collegiate level.
As a freshman last year, Schofill earned First Team All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after a season in which she had four top-10 finishes and tied for the team lead with an average score of 71.95 per round.
In December, Schofill was named the 2020 Florida Women’s Amateur Player of the Year.
Schofill will be joined at the practice session by Allisen Corpuz (Southern California), Lauren Hartlage (Louisville), Auston Kim (Vanderbilt), Gina Kim (Duke), Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest), Brooke Matthews (Arkansas), Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest), Kaitlyn Papp (Texas), Aneka Seumanutafa (Ohio State), Kennedy Swann (Ole Miss) and Rose Zhang.
Invitation to the Curtis Cup practice session does not guarantee selection to the eight-player USA Team that will compete in August. Players not invited will also be considered for inclusion on the team. As of 2018, the USGA provides automatic selections to the reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, along with the McCormack Medal winner and the top three players in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (date TBD), if eligible.
The Curtis Cup Match is contested by two teams of eight female amateur players, one from the United States of America and one from Great Britain and Ireland, which is composed of England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The USGA’s International Team Selection Committee selects the USA team, while the R&A selects the GB&I team.