Far Hills, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States Golf Association
announced on Tuesday that Robin Burke has been selected to captain the 2016
United States Curtis Cup team.
“We are very happy to add Robin to the impressive list of Curtis Cup players
who have gone on to serve as captain,” said Dot Paluck, chairman of the USGA
Women’s Committee. “As inscribed on the trophy, the Curtis Cup Match has long
served to stimulate friendly rivalry among women golfers. Robin will
undoubtedly carry on this fine tradition.”
Burke was the 1997 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship runner-up and she has
competed in over 35 USGA individual championships. She was the stroke-play
medalist at the 2003 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and she reached the semifinals
at that championship on three occasions.
“To captain the 2016 Curtis Cup team and represent the United States of
America and the USGA in Europe, where the game began is an honor and a
privilege,” said Burke. “When I was selected to play on the 1998 Curtis Cup
team, it was the most gratifying experience in my golf career. My captain,
Barbara McIntire, made a huge impression on my game and in the way I conduct
myself both in and out of golf. She is a great player and person.”
The 2016 matches will take place at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin,
Ireland from June 10-12.
The competition, held every two years, pits a team of female amateurs from the
U.S. against one from Great Britain and Ireland.
The U.S. squad beat Great Britain and Ireland at the 2014 Curtis Cup, 13-7, at
St. Louis Country Club. The United States leads the all-time series, 28-7-3.