Newcomers included in Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup line-up

Last Updated: 07/05/14 8:21am

Stephanie Meadow: Retains place from previous Curtis Cup

Six new faces have been added to the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup line-up for next month's tournament against the United States.

Only two of the winning team at Nairn in June 2012, Stephanie Meadow and Bronte Law, both students at United States colleges, are in the eight-strong group for the event at St Louis Country Club in Missouri, starting on June 6.

Annabel Dimmock, Georgia Hall, Gabriella Cowley, Charlotte Thomas, Eilidh Briggs and Gemma Dryburgh will make their maiden appearances.

For the first time in the long history of this biennial match, the GB & I team has been partially chosen through the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the LGU Order of Merit.

Dimmock, Hall, Law and Meadow are the leading four eligible players in the WAGR and Briggs and Cowley are selected via the LGU Order of Merit table.

The LGU Selection Panel's two choices of Dryburgh and Thomas complete the team of eight.

Anna Hubbard returns as Team Manager, while Tegwen Matthews will again serve as captain.

Matthews said: "I am thrilled and excited with this team and genuinely believe it has the perfect mix to retain the Curtis Cup. Each and every member of this team has fought hard for their place and I know they all have the desire, talent and passion to bring the cup back home."

You can watch the Curtis Cup live on Sky Sports, June 7 and 8