June 21, 2002
BERKELEY - California's Vikki Laing has been named to Great Britain and Ireland's Curtis Cup team which faces the United States in the biennial Match Aug. 3-4 at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The eight-member Great Britain and Ireland team also consists of Alison Coffey from Warrenpoint, Ireland; Emma Duggleby from Malton & Norton England; Rebecca Hudson from Wheatley, England; Sarah Jones from Pennard, Wales; Fame More from Chesterfield, England; Kerry Smith from Waterlooville, England and Heather Stirling of Bridge of Alian, Scotland.
As a junior in 2001-02, Laing helped lead the Bears to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA championships. She earned first team All-Pac-10 recognition and posted the Bears' second-best season stroke average at 74.7.
The Curtis Cup competition features three foursomes (alternate shot of partners) and six singles matches each day, with each match worth one point toward the team score. Each team gets a half point for a tied match after 18 holes.
The match is conducted every two years, alternately in the United States of America and Great Britain and Ireland. The Cup is named in honor of Harriot and Margaret Curtis, sisters who won the U.S. Women's Amateur four times between them.
The United States leads the series 22-6-3 and has won the last two meetings.