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USGA - Curtis Cup Matches Preview
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Dates: Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th
Site: The Nairn Golf Club (Championship Course), Nairn, Scotland
Course Architect: Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris (1887), James Braid, Ben Sayers - renovations
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,305
Hole-By-Hole:
HolePar and YardsHolePar and Yards
1 Par 4 390 yards 10 Par 5 536 yards
2 Par 5 458 yards 11 Par 3 152 yards
3 Par 4 363 yards 12 Par 4 412 yards
4 Par 3 144 yards 13 Par 4 393 yards
5 Par 4 371 yards 14 Par 3 195 yards
6 Par 3 160 yards 15 Par 4 301 yards
7 Par 5 487 yards 16 Par 4 390 yards
8 Par 4 355 yards 17 Par 4 357 yards
9 Par 4 351 yards 18 Par 5 490 yards
36 3,079 yards 36 3,226 yards
Biannual: 37th
Television: None
Schedule of Play:
Three foursomes matches (18 holes each) - Friday/Saturday
Three four-ball matches (18 holes each) - Friday/Saturday
Eight singles matches (18 holes each) - Sunday
Scoring: Victory in a match scores one point. When a match goes 18 holes without a decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.
Defending Champion: United States
Series Standings: United States (27-6-3)
Series Streak: United States has won the last seven meetings.
37th Curtis Cup Teams
United States
Player (College)
Dr. Patricia Cornett - Captain
Amy Anderson - North Dakota State
Lindy Duncan - Duke
Austin Ernst - LSU
Tiffany Lua - UCLA
Lisa McCloskey - USC
Brooke Pancake - Alabama
Erica Popson - Tennessee
Emily Tubert - Arkansas
Great Britian & Ireland
Player (Hometown)
Tegwen Matthews - Captain
Amy Boulden - Wales
Holly Clyburn - England
Charley Hull - England
Bronte Law - England
Leona Maguire - Ireland
Stephanie Meadow - Northern Ireland
Pamela Pretswell - Scotland
Kelly Tidy - England
Past Curtis Cup Results and Sites
YearWinnerCourse
2010 U-S-A (12 1/2 - 7 1/2) Essex County Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
2008 U-S-A (13-7) St. Andrews Golf Club, St. Andrews, Scotland
2006 U-S-A (11 1/2-6 1/2) Bandon Dunes Resort, Bandon, Oregon
2004 U-S-A (10-8) Formby Golf Club, Merseyside, England
2002 U-S-A (11-7) Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2000 U-S-A (10-8) Ganton Golf Club, England
1998 U-S-A (10-8) Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1996 GB/Ireland (11 1/2-6 1/2) Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Ireland
1994 Tied (9-9) The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tennessee
1992 GB/Ireland (10-8) Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England
1990 U-S-A (14-4) Somerset Hills CC, Bernardsville, New Jersey
1988 GB/Ireland (11-7) Royal St. George's GC, Sandwich, England
1986 GB/Ireland (13-5) Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kansas
1984 U-S-A (9 1/2-8 1/2) Company of Edinburgh, Muirfield, Scotland
1982 U-S-A (14 1/2-3 1/2) Denver Country Club, Denver, Colorado
1980 U-S-A (13-5) St. Pierre G&CC, Chepstow, Wales
1978 U-S-A (12-6) Apawamis Club, Rye, New York
1976 U-S-A (11 1/2-6 1/2) Royal Lytham & St. Annes GC, England
1974 U-S-A (13-5) San Francisco Golf Club, San Francisco, California
1972 U-S-A (10-8) Western Gailes GC, Ayrshire, Scotland
1970 U-S-A (11 1/2-6 1/2) Brae Burn CC, West Newton, Massachusetts
1968 U-S-A (10 1/2-7 1/2) Royal County Down GC, Northern Ireland
1966 U-S-A (13-5) Virginia Hot Springs (Cascades Course), Virginia
1964 U-S-A (10 1/2-7 1/2) Royal Porthcawl GC, Porthcawl, Wales
1962 U-S-A (8-1) Broadmoor GC (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colorado
1960 U-S-A (6-2 1/2) Lindrick Golf Club, Worksop, England
1958 Tied (4 1/2-4 1/2) Brae Burn CC, West Newton, Massachusetts
1956 GB/Ireland (5-4) Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich, England
1954 U-S-A (6-3) Merion Golf Club (East Course), Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1952 GB/Ireland (5-4) Company of Edinburgh, Muirfield, Scotland
1950 U-S-A (7-1 1/2) Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville, New York
1948 U-S-A (6-2 1/2) Birkdale GC, Southport, England
1938 U-S-A (5 1/2-3 1/2) Essex CC, Manchester, Massachusetts
1936 Tied (4 1/2-4 1/2) King's Course, Gleneagles, Scotland
1934 U-S-A (6 1/2-2 1/2) Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland
1932 U-S-A (5 1/2-3 1/2) Wentworth GC (East Course), Wentworth, England
Curtis Cup Records of United States Players
 PLayer Record
Amy Anderson 0-0-0
Lindy Duncan 0-0-0
Austin Ernst 0-0-0
Tiffany Lua 1-2-0 (0-1-0 Singles, 1-0-0 Foursomes, 0-1-0 Four-Ball)
Lisa McCloskey 0-0-0
Brooke Pancake 0-0-0
Erica Popson 0-0-0
Emily Tubert 0-0-0
Curtis Cup Records of Great Britain/Ireland Players
 PLayer Record
Amy Boulden 0-0-0
Holly Clyburn 1-1-1 (1-0-0 Singles, 0-1-1 Foursomes, 0-0-0 Four-Ball)
Charley Hull 0-0-0
Bronte Law 0-0-0
Leona Maguire 1-3-1 (1-0-0 Singles, 0-1-1 Foursomes, 0-2-0 Four-Ball)
Stephanie Meadow 0-0-0
Pamela Pretswell 1-2-0 (0-1-0 Singles, 0-0-0 Foursomes, 1-1-0 Four-Ball)
Kelly Tidy 0-0-0
Most Victories
Carol Semple Thompson (US) 18 (1974, 76, 80, 82, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 00, 02)
Anne Quast Sander (US) 11 (1958, 60, 62, 66, 68, 74, 84, 90)
Phyllis Preuss (US) 10 (1962, 64, 66, 68, 70)
Mary McKenna (GBI) 10 (1970, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86)
Highest Winning Percentage (minimum four matches)
Stacy Lewis (US) 5-0-0 1.000
Debbie Massey (US) 5-0-0 1.000
Barbara Fay White Boddie (US) 4-0-0 1.000
Claire Doran (US) 4-0-0 1.000
Juli Inkster (US) 4-0-0 1.000
Trish Johnson (GB&I) 4-0-0 1.000
Dorothy Kielty (US) 4-0-0 1.000
Alison Walshe (US) 4-0-0 1.000
Alexis Thompson (US) 4-0-1 1.000
NOTES:
The Curtis Cup Match is contested by women amateur golfers, one team from the United States and one from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (GB&I). Each team has eight players and one captain with the match being conducted every two years, played alternately in the United States and Great Britain/Ireland. Although the United States dominates the all-time series at 27-6-3, the U.S. is just 8-4-1 in the last 13 meetings. However, the United States has won the last seven meetings.

The three-day format of play features three foursomes and three four-ball matches on the first two days. All eight players will play singles matches on Sunday to conclude the competition.

Dr. Patricia Cornett will serve as captain for the United States team. She was a member of the victorious 1978 American team and also played on the 1988 team. Cornett was runner-up at the 1987 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. Tegwen Matthews will serve as captain of the Great Britain & Ireland team. She played on four GB&I teams from 1974-80. Matthews is the first team captain from Wales.

This event is being held at The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. The course was originally designed in 1887 by Archie Simpson, the professional and greenskeeper at St. Andrews. Old Tom Morris was also instrumental in the initial course creation. Nairn has undergone renovations by James Braid and Ben Sayers.

The United States won its seventh consecutive Curtis Cup in 2010 after it split the eight singles matches with the Great Britain & Ireland team. In great shape after a sweep of all six matches on Saturday, the U.S. won 12 1/2 - 7 1/2. Alexis Thompson went 4-0-1 for the American team. Thompson has since turned professional and won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic as a 16-year-old.

The United States easily won the Curtis Cup in 2008. The USA held a 4-2 lead after day one and a 7 1/2 - 4 1/2 lead after day two. The USA took 5 1/2 of a possible eight points in the singles matches on day three to defeat Great Britain & Ireland, 13-7. It was the sixth consecutive victory for the United States. Stacy Lewis toppled Elizabeth Bennett in singles, 3 & 2, to polish off a perfect 5-0 week. In the anchor match, American Alison Walshe completed another perfect week for her side. She bested Sally Watson, 1-up, to go 4-0 for the week. Lewis has since won two LPGA tournaments, including the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She is currently ranked No. 7 in the world.

In 2004, Elizabeth Janangelo's 1-up singles victory over Shelley McKevitt of England retained the Curtis Cup for the United States of America at Formby Golf Club in England. The point by Janangelo gave the USA its ninth point of the 33rd Match against Great Britain and Ireland, thus retaining the Cup for a fourth consecutive Match. Annie Thurman ensured the USA of a victory when she edged Danielle Masters of England in the last singles match, 1 up. That made the final margin 10-8 in favor of the USA. Thurman, the 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links champion, went 3-1 to lead the USA players. Paula Creamer was 2-1 in three matches. Michelle Wie, at 14 the youngest USA Curtis Cup player ever, continued her strong run in singles with a 6-and-5 rout of Nicola Timmins of England. Wie won Saturday's singles match against Anna Highgate of Wales, 5 and 4. She finished the Match with a 2-2 record.

Back in 2004, the United States was swept on the first day of foursomes, marking the first time in history that a team had won the Curtis Cup after being shut out the first day of foursomes. The United States did not have a player on the team 25 or older (mid-amateur) for the first time in history.

In 2002, Carol Semple Thompson, playing in her record 12th Curtis Cup Match, sank a 27-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to secure the USA's 11-7 victory in the 32nd Match at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thompson is the all-time leader in victories in the Curtis Cup with 18. Her singles record was 9-8-1.

Officially named "The Women's International Cup," the cup was officially presented in 1932 by Harriot and Margaret Curtis, sisters who won the U.S. Women's Amateur four times between them. The first Curtis Cup Match was played in 1932 at Wentworth Golf Club in England. Marion Hollins captained the American team, while the team representing Great Britain and Ireland was led by playing captain Joyce Wethered. The Americans prevailed, 5 1/2 to 3 1/2.
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Final 2012 United States Golf Association Results
(Complete through Thursday, October 11th, 2012)

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Winner (Score)Runners-Up
Curtis CupGB&I (10 1/2 - 9 1/2)United States
U.S. OpenWebb Simpson ( +1, 281)Graeme McDowell
  Michael Thompson
U.S. Women's Amateur PLKyung Kim ( 4 & 2 )Ashlan Ramsey
U.S. Women's OpenNa Yeon Choi ( -7, 281)Amy Yang
U.S. Amateur Public LinksT.J. Vogel (12 & 10)Kevin Aylwin
U.S. Senior OpenRoger Chapman (-10, 270)Fred Funk
  Bernhard Langer
  Tom Lehman
  Corey Pavin
U.S. Junior AmateurAndy Hyeon Bo Shim (4&3)Jim Liu
U.S. Girls' JuniorMinjee Lee ( 1-up )Alison Lee
U.S. Women's AmateurLydia Ko ( 3 & 1 )Jaye Marie Green
U.S. AmateurSteven Fox ( 1-up )Michael Weaver
USGA Senior Women's AmateurEllen Port ( 4 & 3 )Jane Fitzgerald
U.S. Mid-AmateurNathan Smith ( 1-up )Garrett Rank
USGA Men's State TeamNew York ( +2, 428)Iowa
Women's World Amateur TeamKorea (-13, 563)Germany
USGA Senior AmateurPaul Simson ( 4 & 3 )Curtis Skinner
World Amateur TeamUnited States (-24, 404)Mexico
U.S. Women's Mid-AmateurMeghan Stasi ( 6 & 5 )Liz Waynick

As of October 11, 2012, at 01:06 PM ET

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