Womens World Cup Teams Announced

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The third Womens World Cup of Golf will feature a mix of established stars and new talent on the fairways of the Gary Player Country Club in January.
 
All 22 countries have finalised their teams for the 19-21 January event at Sun City. American LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Famer Juli Inkster, English legend Laura Davies and the talented Carin Koch from Sweden have confirmed their participation.
 
South Africa will once again be represented by the experienced Laurette Maritz and teenager Ashleigh Simon, with the latter fresh from leading her country to victory in the world Amateur Teams Championships.
 
Inkster is one of the most respected players in the womens game and will team up with Pat Hurst, who has made over $1-million in earnings this season.
 
Inksters career began in 1983, six years before South African Simon was born, when she was named Rookie of the Year.
 
Inkster, a mother of two teenage daughters, has multiple LPGA Tour victories to her name, adding another this season at the Safeway International. Renowned for her consistency and resilience, Inkster has also managed 12 top tens from 21 events in 2006.
 
Hursts consistency has been as impressive, and she earned her way on to the American team with 15 top 20 finishes.
 
The Americans finished fourth at the 2006 Womens World Cup of Golf and will again be challenged by defending champions Sweden and inaugural winners Japan.
 
Sweden has selected Koch and Helen Alfredsson to defend the title they won at Sun City last year, while Japan will be represented by Momoko Ueda and Shinobu Moromizato.
 
Of the other countries taking part, Jennifer Rosales returns as the most experienced campaigner in the team from the Philippines.
 
The veteran English pair of Davies and Trish Johnson also bring a wealth of experience with them. Davies is ranked first on the Ladies European Tour, while Johnson, a Solheim Cup teammate of Davies, has accumulated an astonishing 101 top tens in her career.
 
Becky Brewerton and Becky Morgan, two highly accomplished players, have confirmed their participation for Wales, who ended third in 2006.