The USA accomplished a powerful comeback to win the forty first Curtis Cup match with a dominant closing day singles efficiency at Conwy Golf Membership in Wales.
The USA recovered from a three-point deficit after the opening day to surge to a convincing 12 ½ – 7 ½ victory over Nice Britain and Eire. The guests took a agency grip on proceedings in right this moment’s singles profitable six of the eight matches.
In a outstanding twist of sporting destiny the profitable level was secured by Rachel Kuehn, whose mom Brenda achieved the identical distinction within the 1998 Curtis Cup match at Minikahda and was available to see her daughter observe in her illustrious footsteps.
A day that had initially promised a lot for the GB&I staff, with the likes of Hannah Darling, Charlotte Heath and Caley McGinty taking early leads, steadily started to slide away. A tide of purple started to scrub throughout the leaderboard as Brooke Matthews, Rachel Heck and Allisen Corpuz took management of their matches.
Matthews secured the primary level for the People with a 3&2 win over Heath and Heck quickly adopted up with a 3&1 consequence towards Eire’s Lauren Walsh.
Darling was by no means behind in her match with Jensen Fort and was 3up with 4 to play, however errant drives on the seventeenth and 18th value the Scot dearly and Fort secured what had appeared an unlikely half level. Kuehn then noticed off the problem of Scotland’s Louise Duncan with a two-hole win to clinch the match.
England’s McGinty flew the flag for GB&I with a wonderful 4&3 victory over Gina Kim. Her compatriot Annabell Fuller battled all the way in which in her match with Emilia Migliaccio however misplaced out by two holes on the final. Emily Toy additionally confirmed nice resilience to struggle again from three down on the twelfth to win the following three holes with birdies and take Rose Zhang down the ultimate gap however the world primary held her nerve to seal a one gap victory.
USA Captain Sarah Ingram stated: “It feels superb to have come right here and to return away winners. We’ve had a spectacular week and delightful climate. The individuals are superb right here, so welcoming and useful and cheering us on in addition to their very own gamers. We’re thrilled to have come away the winners. I believe after the primary day my gamers bought fairly fired up and realised that they wanted to buckle down and play nicely. They simply carried it over to right this moment.”
GB&I Captain Elaine Ratcliffe stated: “We fought exhausting, that’s what we got here right here to do and we actually did that. I’m very pleased with all of the gamers and the way through which they performed and through which they do every thing. It’s been an outstanding three days. Highs and lows. We may have simply finished with a few extra highs right this moment.”