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Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2005

 

American Team Named for U.S. vs. Japan Matches

Team USA set to compete July 13-15 in Palo Alto, Calif. 

NORMAN, Okla. ? The United States Team has been named for the 2005 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The 12-member squad will consist of eight men?s and four women?s collegiate players. The event will be held July 13-15 at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif.

 

Travis Bertoni of Cal Poly, South Carolina-Aiken?s Dan Burkhart, Will Dodson of SMU, Methodist?s Adam Horton, J.J. Killeen of TCU, Arizona?s Henry Liaw, Shane Prante of St. Martin?s and Duke?s Nathan Smith comprise the men?s portion of the team. The women?s team consists of Wake Forest?s Ashley Hoagland, Stacy Lewis of Arkansas, Fresno State?s Laura Luethke and Annie Thurman-Young of Oklahoma State.

 

The U.S. team boasts five conference players of the year - Bertoni (Big West), Burkhart (Peach Belt), Dodson (WAC), Killeen (C-USA) and Thurman-Young (Big 12). Additionally, Bertoni, Burkhart, Dodson, Horton (USA South), Lewis (SEC) and Thurman-Young claimed their individual league title. Every member of Team USA earned all-conference honors.

 

Team USA leads all-time U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship series, 22-7, and has won nine-straight competitions.

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