CHARLOTTE--Danielle Kang was a no-brainer to be one of the three golfers selected for the U.S. Women's World Amateur team, having won the U.S. Women's Amateur title earlier this afternoon at Charlotte (N.C.) CC.
Same, too, for Jessica Korda, who Kang defeated 2 and 1 in Sunday's 36-hole final, but who had outperformed all other opponents en route to the championship match.
The third pick, however, was always going to be the hard one. Yet with her victory at the Women's North & South last month, and by reaching the second round of the Women's Amateur, Cydney Clanton earned the right to play for her country for the second time in 2010, having competed for the U.S. at the Curtis Cup last June.
Roberta Bolduc will captain the squad when it competes in October at Olivos GC and Buenos Aires GC in Argentina. The U.S. will be one of 55 teams competing for the Espirito Santo Trophy. The last time the U.S. claimed the title was 1998.