Emma Talley is continuing to rack up frequent flyer miles in 2014, with the Caldwell County native one of three players selected by the USGA to represent the USA at the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, Sept. 3-6 in Karuizawa, Japan.
Joining Talley in the team are 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kristen Gillman and UCLA sophomore Alison Lee.
Talley is a junior at the University of Alabama, and is ranked No. 9 in the world. She won the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur, and made the winning putt for the USA in June at the 2014 Curtis Cup Match. Talley competed in the 2011, 2012 and 2014 U.S. Women’s Opens, making the cut in 2012 and 2014, and also made the cut in the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship. Talley has one collegiate victory, the 2013 Ping-ASU Invitational, and was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2013.
The 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship will be contested on the Oshitate and Iriyama Courses and hosted by the Japan Golf Association. The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship was last played in 2012 in Turkey, with the Republic of Korea becoming the first country in 22 years to capture consecutive titles. The USA last won the championship in 1998, and has captured the Espirito Santo Trophy a record 13 times.