2012 Curtis Cup: Comeback Win for GB&I

Team GB&I eked out a one-point victory in the 37th edition of the Curtis Cup. With this result, the overall standing in the series history was 28 wins for Team USA, nine wins for Team GB&I.

Final Score: Great Britain & Ireland 10.5, United States 9.5

Dates Played: June 8-10, 2012

Location: Nairn Golf Club in Nairn, Scotland

Team Captains: Pat Cornett (USA) and Tegwen Matthews (GB&I)

Team Rosters: USA — Amy Anderson, Lindy Duncan, Austin Ernst, Tiffany Lua, Brooke Pancake, Lisa McCloskey, Erica Popson, Emily Tubert. GB&I — Amy Boulden, Holly Clyburn, Charley Hull, Bronte Law, Leona Maguire, Pamela Pretswell, Kelly Tidy, Stephanie Meadow.

Notes: Following the morning session on Day 2, Team USA held a 6-3 victory. But Team GB&I rallied to close the gap to one point by the end of the second day. ... Then, in singles play on Day 3, GB&I won the session by a 5-3 score to earn the final, one-point victory. ... Late singles wins by Charley Hull and Stephanie Meadow sealed it for GB&I.

Day 1 Results

Foursomes

  • Austin Ernst/Brooke Pancake, USA def. Kelly Tidy/Amy Boulden, GB&I, 1-up
  • Amy Anderson/Tiffany Lua, USA def. Holly Clyburn/Bronte Law, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Lindy Duncan/Lisa McCloskey, USA def. Leona Maguire/Stephanie Meadow, GB&I, 5 and 4
Fourballs
  • Amy Anderson/Emily Tubert, USA def. Pamela Pretswell/Charley Hull, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Kelly Tidy/Holly Clyburn, GB&I def. Brooke Pancake/Erica Popson, 2 and 1A
  • Bronte Law/Amy Boulden, GB&I def. Lindy Duncan/Lisa McCloskey, 3 and 2
Day 2 Results

Foursomes

  • Amy Anderson/Tiffany Lua, USA def. Pamela Pretswell/Charley Hull, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Austin Ernst/Brooke Pancake, USA def. Holly Clyburn/Amy Boulden, GB&I, 2-up
  • Stephanie Meadow/Leona Maguire, GB&I def. Lindy Duncan/Lisa McCloskey, 3 and 1
Fourballs
  • Holly Clyburn/Kelly Tidy, GB&I def. Emily Tubert/Amy Anderson, USA, 1-up
  • Leona Maguire/Bronte Law, GB&I halved with Brooke Pancake/Austin Ernst, USA
  • Stephanie Meadow/Pamela Pretswell, GB&I def. Tiffany Lua/Erica Popson, USA, 2-up
Day 3 Results

Singles

  • Kelly Tidy, GB&I, def. Austin Ernst, USA, 2 and 1
  • Amy Boulden, GB&I, def. Emily Tubert, USA, 3 and 1
  • Holly Clyburn, GB&I, def. Erica Popson, USA, 3 and 2
  • Lisa McCloskey, USA, def. Pamela Pretswell, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Tiffany Lua, USA, def. Bronte Law, GB&I, 2-up
  • Charley Hull, GB&I, def. Lindy Duncan, USA, 5 and 3
  • Stephanie Meadow, GB&I, def. Amy Anderson, USA, 4 and 2
  • Brooke Pancake, USA, def. Leona Maguire, GB&I, 6 and 5

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