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Erica Shepherd
Shepherd to Compete in Wyndham Cup
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/30/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University incoming freshman Erica Shepherd is set to compete in the Wyndham Cup July 1-3 at the Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Wyndham Cup is an annual team match play competition featuring the 18-best male and female junior golfers from the East versus their counterparts from the West. East/West teams are based on members’ U.S. addresses. The country dividing line runs from the eastern border of Texas and extends northward through the eastern border of North Dakota. Wyndham Cup teams will be determined based upon the AJGA Rankings.

Shepherd, who hails from Greenwood, Ind., is currently ranked No. 4 in the latest AJGA rankings and will represent the East squad. Earlier this year, Shepherd teamed with felling incoming Duke freshman Megan Furtney to win the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. It marked her second USGA Championship as she won the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

Matches include four-ball, mixed-four-ball, foursomes, mixed-foursomes and singles. Scoring is based on a point system with 50 total points available over the three days of competition.

One point is awarded for each match won and half a point is given to each team for matches that end in a tie. As a result, it is possible that matches may be won prior to the 18th hole.

A team needs 25 ½ points to win the Wyndham Cup. Should the championship end in a tie, the team that currently holds the Cup (West Team) would retain the Wyndham Cup.