KENILWORTH, N.J. - Megha Ganne of Holmdel earned a spot on the 42nd Curtis Cup team, which will be contested at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. from June 10-12.
Ganne joins 2022 NJSGA Hall of Fame inductee Karen Noble (1990), NJSGA Hall of Fame members Maureen Orcutt (1932, 34, 36, 38) Carolyn Cudone (1956), Charlotte Glutting (1934, 36, 38) and Dorothy Porter (1950), and current Director of Instruction at The Ridgewood Country Club, Margaret Platt (1990) as fellow New Jersey golfers who have competed in Curtis Cup matches over the years.
Overall, the Garden State combination of Noble, Orcutt, Cudone, Glutting, Porter and Platt helped lead Team USA to a 5-1-1 record over Great Britain & Ireland. Noble and Platt were teammates on the 1990 squad that convincingly took down GB&I, 14-4 at New Jersey's own Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville.
Last year, Ganne served as second alternate in the 41st edition of the match. Team USA earned the victory on international soil, defeating GB&I, 12½ to 7½ at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.
"Especially after being there last year, experiencing the excitement firsthand and cheering on the team, it was one of my top goals this year,” said Ganne. “I couldn’t be more proud or excited to compete in a Curtis Cup at a venue as special as Merion. I know it’s going to be a week I remember for the rest of my life.”
Ganne, 18 had a stellar 2021 campaign, finishing as not only the low amateur at the 76th U.S. Women's Open, but a t-14 finish at the Olympic Club. Currently ranked No. 20 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), Ganne also recorded top-five finishes in the Annika Invitational, Girls Junior PGA Championship and the AJGA Tournament of Champions and represented the United States in both the Junior Solheim Cup and Junior Ryder Cup. Most recently, Ganne competed in the Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA), which featured a highly competive international field of 72 women amateurs.
The Curtis Cup Match is contested by two teams of eight female amateur players, one from the United States of America and one from Great Britain and Ireland, which is composed of England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The USGA’s International Team Selection working group selects the USA Team, while The R&A selects the GB&I Team.