Sunday, June 10, 2018

GB AND I CRASH TO RECORD CURTIS CUP DEFEAT

USA lead 9-3 with eight singles to conclude the 40th Curtis Cup match.
GB and I lost all eight singles - a record whitewash and - USA won 17-3, a record victory.

All the following pictures taken by Colin Farquharson (Cal Carson Agency) on the first tee at the final day at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, New York State


Olivia Mehaffey one down to Sophia Schubert after nine holes and still one down after 14 holes. Olivia two down after 16. Schubert won 2 and 1 to make overall score USA 10, GB and I  three with seven games to finish.



Sophie Lamb: All square after nine holes against Lilia Vu and still all square after 13 holes. Sophie one down after 15 but won 16th to square match. Sophie lost 17 to be one down with one to play. Lilia Vu won the 18th for a two-hole victory.


Lily May Humphreys: All square after nine holes against Jennifer Kupcho but two down after 13. Lily May one down after 15 and two down after 16. Kupcho won by 2 and 1.


Alice Hewson: One up after nine holes against Andrea Lee and still one up after 12 holes. Alice still one up through 14 but all square after 15. Alice lost 16th to go one down. Lee won 2 and 1


  Shannon McWilliam: Three down after nine holes against Lauren Stephenson but only two down after 12 holes and just one down after 13. The Aboyne player was one down after 14 and also 15. But Stephenson eventually won by 2 and 1.



Annabell Fuller three down after nine holes to Kristen Gillman and five down after 13 holes. Gillman won by 5 and 4, becoming only the third place in Curtis Cup history to go 5 and 0 through the match since it was extended to three days. Bronte Law and Stacy Lewis the other two to achieve 5 wins out of five.


India Clyburn: Four down after nine holes to Lucy Li and still four down after 12 holes. India five down after 13. The American won by 5 and 4


     Paula Grant: All square after nine holes against Mariel Galdiano but one down after 11 holes. Paula all square after 12 but lost the 13th to go one down again.


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   Ireland's Mary McKenna, one of the legendary figures from Curtis Cup history ... a record-setting player with appearances against the USA, then captain of the GB and I team more than once.

   And at Quaker Ridge this weekend for the 40th match in the biennial series, she turned snapper for her own private collection.

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