DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University junior women’s golfer Lindy Duncan is set to kick off the 2013 Copa de las Americas, which will take place from Jan. 3-6 at the Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Fla.
The Copa de las Americas is an amateur team competition for countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. There are three 72-hole competitions – men’s, women’s and overall – with 18 holes played on each of the four days. Seeing action this week will be Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, United States, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.
Duncan and Erynne Lee, Chris Williams and Steven Fox will represent the United States in 2013. The U.S. foursome will begin teeing off at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, with Duncan holding a 9:00 a.m., start.
This will be the fifth playing of the Copa de las Americas and the first time the championship will be conducted in the United States. The USA won the 2010 overall championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jessica Korda and Jennifer Song of the USA won the women’s portion of the championship, while the USA’s Nathan Smith and Peter Uihlein finished second to the team from Argentina.
Duncan, a product of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., represented the USA at the 2012 Curtis Cup Match. She was a semifinalist in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur at age 15 and finished as the second-lowest amateur at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. Duncan is a three-time National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American, was the consensus National Player of the Year in 2011-12 and the Atlantic Coast Conference 2012 Player of the Year.
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