2008 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 35th Curtis Cup match was the first one played under an expanded, three-day, Ryder Cup-style format. Team USA was the victor, and with this result the overall series standing was 27 wins for the USA, eight for GB&I.

Final Score: United States 13, Great Britain & Ireland 7

Dates Played: May 30-June 1, 2008

Location: The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland

Team Captains: Carol Semple Thompson (USA) and Mary McKenna (GB&I)

Team Rosters: USA — Amanda Blumenherst, Meghan Bolger, Mina Harigae, Tiffany Joh, Kimberly Kim, Jennie Lee, Stacy Lewis, Alison Walshe. GB&I — Liz Bennett, Carly Booth, Krystle Caithness, Jodi Ewart, Breanne Loucks, Florentyna Parker, Michelle Thompson, Sally Watson.

Notes: The Curtis Cup had always used the same format as the Walker Cup: two days, foursomes and singles both days. But this year, the tournament added four-balls and switched to a three-day schedule, doubles matches the first two days and singles matches on Day 3.

Team GB&I failed to win any of five sessions of play, managing to halve only the Day 2 foursomes session. ... Stacy Lewis posted a 5-0-0 record, the first Curtis Cup golfer to do so.

Day 1 Results

Foursomes

  • Stacy Lewis/Alison Walshe, USA, def. Elizabeth Bennett/Jodi Ewart, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Michele Thomson/Sally Watson, GB&I, def. Jennie Lee/Mina Harigae, USA, 1-up
  • Amanda Blumenherst/Tiffay Joh, USA, def. Breanna Loucks/Florentyna Parker, GB&I, 1-up
Fourballs
  • Kimberly Kim/Mina Harigae, USA, def. Carly Booth/Michelle Thomson, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Sally Watson/Krystle Caithness, GB&I, def. Tiffany Joh/Meghan Bolger, USA, 3 and 2
  • Amanda Blumenherst/Stacy Lewis, USA, def. Florentyna Parker/Elizabeth Bennett, GB&I, 3 and 1
Day 2 Results

Foursomes

  • Carly Booth/Breanne Loucks, GB&I, def. Kimberly Kim/Jennie Lee, USA, 3 and 2
  • Alison Walshe/Stacy Lewis, USA, def. Sally Watson/Michele Thomson, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Elizabeth Bennett/Jodi Ewart, GB&I, halved with Amanda Blumenherst/Tiffany Joh, USA
Fourballs
  • Kimberly Kim/Mina Harigae, USA, def. Carly Booth/Breanne Loucks, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Sally Watson/Krystle Caithness, GB&I, def. Amanda Blumenherst/Meghan Bolger, USA, 3 and 2
  • Alison Walshe/Stacy Lewis, USA, def. Elizabeth Bennett/Florentyna Parker, GB&I, 1-up
Day 3 Results

Singles

  • Kimberly Kim, USA, def. Breanne Loucks, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Amanda Blumenherst, USA, def. Jodi Ewart, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Stacy Lewis, USA, def. Elizabeth Bennett, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Tiffany Joh, USA, def. Carly Booth, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Michele Thomson, GB&I, halved with Jennie Lee, USA
  • Florentyna Parker, GB&I, def. Meghan Bolger, USA, 6 and 4
  • Krystle Caithness, GB&I, def. Mina Harigae, USA, 2 and 1
  • Alison Walshe, USA, def. Sally Watson, GB&I, 1-up
Players' W-L-T Records

USA
Stacy Lewis, 5-0-0
Alison Walshe, 4-0-0
Kimberly Kim, 3-1-0
Amanda Blumenherst, 3-1-1
Tiffany Joh, 2-1-1
Mina Harigae, 2-2-0
Jennie Lee, 0-2-1
Meghan Bolger, 0-3-0

GB&I
Krystle Caithness, 3-0-0
Sally Watson, 3-2-0
Michelle Thompson, 1-2-1
Carly Booth, 1-3-0
Breanne Loucks, 1-3-0
Florentyna Parker, 1-3-0
Jodi Ewart, 0-2-1
Liz Bennett, 0-4-1

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