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Polo Ralph Lauren Inspired Performances: June 15, 2022

Rachel Heck went unbeaten at Curtis Cup to help bring home the victory for the Americans
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The Americans won the Curtis Cup with an 11-point rout over Great Britain & Ireland, marking the team's third win in a row. The 2022 USA Curtis Cup Team was made up entirely of AJGA alumnae, including World No. 1 Rose Zhang, World No. 4 Rachel Heck, and future Stanford Cardinal Megha Ganne. The other team members were future stars of the game Rachel Kuehn, Emilia Migliaccio, Latanna Stone, Jensen Castle and Amari Avery.

Stanford Cardinal Heck completed an unbeaten week at Merion Golf Club with a 3-0-1 record. Heck teamed with Kuehn to defeat Hannah Darling and Annabell Fuller in Friday four-ball, 1-up, and joined Rose Zhang in the foursomes for a 4-and-2 victory over Charlotte Heath and Amelia Williamson.

The NCAA Division I women's champions Heck and Zhang notched a half-point by halving Saturday foursomes with Caley McGinty and Lauren Walsh, to help the United States take an 8 1/2 - 3 1/2 lead over Great Britain & Ireland. Heck finished the week by winning her Sunday singles match over Lauren Walsh, 2&1.

Curtis Cup rookie Ganne also went unbeaten by winning three points for the Americans, while Avery, despite losing one point in her singles match on Sunday, went 4-0 in all her four-ball and foursomes matches to earn the United States a 15 1/2-4 1/2 victory at the Curtis Cup.

Heck, the 20-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, native, was the 2017 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and a three-time First-Team Rolex Junior All-American between 2016-2018. She also competed on the East Team at Wyndham Cup each year between 2016-2019.

The USA Curtis Cup Team combined for 23 AJGA titles during their junior golf careers.