Captains

The Captains for the 38th Match are both veterans of the competition.  United States Captain Ellen Port competed on the 1994 and 1996 Teams, and was an alternate on the 1998 Team. The GB&I Captain, Tegwen Matthews, competed on four Teams and will Captain her second Team in 2014.

United States Captain - Ellen Port

One of the most decorated players in the history of women's amateur golf, Ellen has six USGA championships and a Trans-Miss National title on her resume. A consummate amateur, the 52-year-old wife, teacher and mother of two, first took up the game at age 26. However, it would not be until 1992, at age 30, before she would win her first championship. In the years since, she has captured local, regional and national championships in record numbers.
  • A record 8 Missouri Women's Amateurs
  • 9 St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur titles
  • 4 USGA Women's Mid-Amateurs
  • The 2012 and 2013 USGA Senior Women's Amateur
  • The 1994 Women's Trans-Miss
An intense and determined competitor, Ellen will be leading her first Curtis Cup squad as they look to bring the Cup back home.

Great Britain & Ireland Captain - Tegwen Matthews

Leading the 2012 Curtis Cup Team to victory at Nairn, Scotland, Matthews became part of history as this brought the big four of golf - the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup, the Walker Cup and the Curtis Cup – to Europe; the first time ever that all of these has been held by European Teams.  Following the opening round losses in 2012, she motivated the squad as they turned the tide with the GB&I Team going on to win the afternoon session and capture the singles 5–3. However, with most of that squad having turned professional, Matthews will have to motivate a new group of ladies if they look to repeat their triumph in 2014 at St. Louis Country Club.

A financial services consultant in the United Kingdom, Matthews became the first Welsh woman to captain a GB&I team when she was appointed to the position in 2010.