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Lilia Vu garnered significant achievements both in amateur and professional golf. Early on, she demonstrated her talent as a member of the U.S. national team, clinching victory in the 2018 Curtis Cup and the 2018 Espirito Santo Trophy, alongside triumphing at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup. Noteworthy individual accolades include being the runner-up at the 2014 AJGA Girls Championship and securing the title at the 2016 Women’s Southern California Amateur Championship. Attending UCLA, Vu’s collegiate journey was marked by notable recognitions such as the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year and the 2018 WGCA Player of the Year. As she transitioned into the professional realm in 2019, she exhibited promising potential by earning status for the 2019 LPGA Tour.
In 2021, Vu made a significant impact on the Symetra Tour, capturing three titles and ascending to a top-250 ranking in the Women’s World Golf Rankings for the first time. Her wins included the Garden City Charity Classic, the Twin Bridges Championship, and the Four Winds Invitational, while also securing the 2021 Potawatomi Cup and associated bonus prize money. This remarkable performance culminated in her finishing atop the money list, earning her the Symetra Tour Player of the Year distinction and securing her LPGA Tour card for the ensuing year. Vu’s ascent continued, and in a thrilling achievement, she clinched her first major victory at the 2023 Chevron Championship, triumphing over Angel Yin in a playoff.
Lilia has been a Secretariat Ambassador since June 2023.
Denny McCarthy emerged as a golf prodigy with early success on the MAPGA junior tour. Excelling in both golf and basketball at Georgetown Preparatory School, he became a two-time All-American during college at the University of Virginia. Notable achievements include his participation in the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup alongside future stars like Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. McCarthy’s standout moment arrived in leading the United States to victory at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship and securing an impressive 5th place individually.
Following his participation in the 2015 Walker Cup, McCarthy transitioned to professional golf. He embarked on the Web.com Tour for the 2016 season, amassing seven top-25 finishes, including two top-10 placements in 21 events. Despite falling outside the top 25 that year, he continued on the Web.com Tour for the next season. In 2017, McCarthy’s journey on the tour yielded nine top-25 finishes, with four top-10 placements in 22 events. Then, in 2018, he captured the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship with an impressive four-shot victory.
Known as one of the best putters on tour, 2023 has seen Denny compete at the highest level with six Top 10 finishes, including a runner-up at the prestigious Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.
Denny has been a Secretariat Ambassador since January 2020.