2010 Curtis Cup Captain Named

The United States Golf Association has announced that Noreen Friel Mohler, 55, of Bethlehem, Pa., has been selected as the captain for the 2010 USA Curtis Cup team by the USGA Women's Committee. The 2010 Curtis Cup will take place June 11-13, 2010, at Essex County Club in Manchester, Mass.

Mohler was a member of the USA's victorious 1978 Curtis Cup team that defeated Great Britain and Ireland by a 12-6 margin at The Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y.

The Curtis Cup is a biennial competition between female amateur teams from the USA and Great Britain and Ireland. The first Match was held in 1932 at Wentworth (England) Golf Club, and the USA owns a 26-6-3 record, including victories in the last six Matches. In 2008, the Curtis Cup was contested at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, where the USA team was victorious, 13-7.

"This is the highest honor that I have ever received in my golfing career," said Mohler. "I am honored, humbled and excited about this opportunity. It was the thrill of a lifetime to play in the Curtis Cup, and I'm sure that it will be a life-changing experience as a captain."

Mohler was a semifinalist in the 1975 U.S. Women's Amateur and has played in five U.S. Women's Opens. After stepping away from her playing career for a number of years to concentrate on her family and business affairs, she returned to the game in 2006 and reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 USGA Women's Senior Amateur and the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.

Born in Woburn, Mass., Mohler is a three-time Massachusetts State Women's Amateur Champion (1973, 1980-'81). She is also the co-chairman of the Marshals Committee for the 2009 U.S. Women's Open, which will be held at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., July 6-12.

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