The Event begins with a fun match-play competition called the "Kusak Cup." It is the US Team vs. The World Team. I played against Jordan Allyne from Belleview, Washington. We were paired with another two gals, one from Alaska who was matched against an Australian.
What was interesting is that I am now old enough to be these women's mother. All three are 24 years old. But in golf, age does not matter (too much, other than the fact that these ladies hit the ball a long way past mine). We could all relate to each other because of competitive golf. That is one of the many great things about the game.
Incedentally, the US Team beat the World Team: 3-1/2 to 1-1/2. We'll get 'em next year.