Three Golfers Chosen to Play in Women’s World Amateur Team event

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- Three UCLA golfers will represent their respective countries in the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, Sept. 3-6 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.

Junior Louise Ridderstrom and sophomores Bronte Law and Alison Lee will play for Sweden, Great Britain and the United States, respectively, in the biennial three-player team championship.

Lee, 19, won the 2014 North & South Women’s Amateur Championship earlier this summer and last week advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. She was also a member of the United States’ victorious Curtis Cup Team in June.

Law won the English Women’s Amateur title in July and is a two-time Curtis Cup Team member for Great Britain & Ireland.

Ridderstrom, 20, earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2014 after a season in which she vaulted more than 100 spots up the U.S. collegiate rankings to finish 32nd.

Joining Lee on the U.S. team are: Kristen Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas and Emma Talley, 20, of Princeton, Ky.

Martha Lang, the 1988 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion and a past USA Curtis Cup Team player and captain, will serve as captain of the USA Women’s World Amateur Team.

“Playing for your country is one of the ultimate goals of any athlete,” said Lang, the immediate past chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee. “These three talented young women will undoubtedly represent the United States with class and determination. I am honored to serve as their captain, and am looking forward to our week in Japan.”

The 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship will be contested on the Oshitate and Iriyama Courses and hosted by the Japan Golf Association. The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship was last played in 2012 in Antalya, Turkey, with the Republic of Korea becoming the first country in 22 years to capture consecutive titles. The USA last won the championship in 1998, and has captured the Espirito Santo Trophy a record 13 times.

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