Kirouc Named Curtis Cup Captain

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FAR HILLS,, N.J. - Martha Wilkinson Kirouac, of Norcross, Ga., has been selected as captain of the 2004 USA Curtis Cup team by the Women's Committee of the United States Golf Association, it was announced Wednesday.
 
Kirouac played on the USA Curtis Cup team in 1970 and 1972. As Martha Wilkinson, she was United States Women's Amateur Champion in 1970.
 
'I'm excited beyond belief but scared also,' said Kirouac. 'They are big shoes to fill. It's something every player dreams of, but doesn't think is possible.'
 
The 33rd Curtis Cup Match, a biennial competition between teams of women amateur golfers from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland, will be played June 12-13, 2004, at Formby Golf Club in Merseyside, England. The USA has won the last three Curtis Cup Matches and leads the series overall, 23-6-3.
 
In Curtis Cup competition Kirouac was 3-1 in singles play and 2-2 in foursomes matches for an overall record of 5-3.
 
Kirouac is Director of Course Rating and Member Services for the Georgia State Golf Association. She is a member of Atlanta Athletic Club. She has two daughters, Amy, 27, and Ginny, 23.
 
Her late husband, Robert Kirouac, is co-holder of the record for appearances in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, with five.