The U.S. Curtis Cup team has been finalized, the USGA recently announced. With the first five players named earlier in January, the final three players - all AJGA alumni - have been selected. Lisa McCloskey of Houston, Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif., and Erica Popson of Davenport, Fla., will complete the team, which will travel to Scotland June 8-10, seeking its eight straight victory over Great Britain & Ireland.
McCloskey, a senior at Southern Cal, was a four-time Rolex Junior All-American and won three AJGA events in her junior career. She finished second at the 2010 Womens Amateur Public Links and is currently ranked eighth in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Tubert, a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and 2009 HP Scholastic Junior All-American, captured one AJGA title as a junior. She is the 2010 Womens Amateur Public Links champion, making her one of two USGA champions on the 2012 Curtis Cup team. A sophomore at Arkansas, Tubert won three events as a freshman.
Popson, a sophomore at Tennessee, is No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, having won four tournaments for the Volunteers as a freshman, including the SEC Championship. In her junior career, Popson finished in the top three in each of her two AJGA performances.