USA win Curtis Cup 13-7
The USA won the Curtis Cup for the 26th time at the Old Course, St Andrews, beating Great Britain and Ireland 13-7.
This was the 35th playing of the biennial transatlantic match and the first time it had taken place over three days.
The Americans were three points ahead after the first two days of foursomes and fourballs and went on to dominate the singles, winning 5½ of the eight points.
However, England international Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale) had a great win, beating her opponent 6/4. Krystle Caithness won her singles on the 17th and her fellow Scot, Michele Thomson, halved her match.
The two other England representatives in the team were Yorkshire’s Jodi Ewart and Hampshire’s Liz Bennett. Jodi played Amanda Blumenherst, the top ranked US college player and Liz took on Stacy Lewis, the second ranked college player. Both English golfers put up a fine fight before conceding their points.
(Great Britain & Ireland names first).
Breanne Loucks lost to Kimberly Kim 3/1.
Jodi Ewart lost to Amanda Blumenherst 2/1
Liz Bennett lost to Stacy Lewis 3/2
Carly Booth lost to Tiffany Joh 6/5
Michele Thomson halved with Jennie Lee
Florentyna Parker beat Meghan Bolger 6/4
Krystle Caithness beat Mina Harigae 2/1
Sally Watson lost to Alison Walshe 1 down
Full details and hole-by-hole scoring: www.lgu.org
– but the sailors praise the new boats
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