FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – Brooke Matthews was selected for the 41st Curtis Cup Match as part of the United States squad, announced today. Matthews becomes the fourth Razorback to earn this very prestigious honor, joining Amanda McCurdy, Stacy Lewis and Emily Tubert.
The Curtis Cup, which will take place this year at Conwy Golf Club in North Wales from August 26-28, is the best-known team trophy for female golfers in the amateur ranks. Organized by the United States Golf Association and the R&A, the competition involves different styles of matches, pitting the United States against Great Britain and Ireland. This is the first Curtis Cup since 2018, which the United States has won resoundingly, 17-3.
Matthews has been dynamic on Ties as a varsity player, but her amateur career outside of college play has been impressive. This summer alone, Matthews competed in the Arnold Palmer Cup, the Evian Championship and the United States Women’s Amateur, where she advanced to the round of 16 before falling on the 19e hole. She qualified for the Evian Championship, an LPGA event, by the vote of her teammates after the Arnold Palmer Cup. Matthews also competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in the spring, where she tied for 22sd. The Hog red shirt rise was also dominant outside of college last summer – she won the Arkansas Golf Association Stroke Play Championship and placed in the top 50 at the Northwest Arkansas Championship, an LPGA event hosted on his home course, the Pinnacle Country Club.
She also played her best college golf course during the 2020-21 campaign, as she wrapped up the season as one of the top eight teams named by SEC coaches. Rogers native Ark. concluded his junior red shirt season with four top 10, two runners-up and a historic victory at the inaugural Blessings Collegiate Invitational. Matthews’ 72.46-stroke average during the 2020-21 season is the ninth-best average in program history.
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