1966 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1966 Curtis Cup was the 14th time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings were 10 wins for Team USA, two for GB&I, and two ties.

Final Score: United States 13, Great Britain & Ireland 5

Dates Played: July 29-30, 1966

Location: The Cascades Course at Virginia Hot Springs Golf & Tennis Club in Hot Springs, Virginia

Team Captains: Zara Davis Bolton for GB&I and Dorothy Germain Porter for USA

Team Rosters:

  • GB&I: Susan Armitage, Angela Ward Bonallack, Ita Burke, Elizabeth Chadwick, Marjory Fowler, Joan Hastings, Belle McCorkindale Robertson, Pamela Tredinnick
  • USA: Jean Ashley, Barbara Fay White Boddie, Carol Sorenson Flenniken, Barbara McIntire, Phyllis Preuss, Anne Quast Sander, Nancy Roth Syms, Helen Sigel Wilson
Notes: Team USA dominated, winning all four sessions at the 1966 Curtis Cup. The 8-point margin of victory (13 to 5) was the largest in tournament history to date, but this was only the second Cup using the 18-match format (Curtis Cups prior to 1964 had only nine matches).

Angela Ward Bonallack made the last of her six appearances for Team GB&I.

For team USA, Barbara Fay White Boddie played in only two Cups, and this was the second. But following this Cup, she held the Curtis Cup record (since surpassed) for most matches won with seven.

1966 Curtis Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • Jean Ashley/Phyliss Preuss, USA, def. Angela Ward Bonallack/Susan Armitage, GB&I, 1-up
  • Belle McCorkindale Robertson/Joan Hastings, GB&I halved with Anne Quast/Barbara McIntire, USA
  • Barbara Fay White Boddie/Carol Sorenson Flenniken, USA, def. Elizabeth Chadwick/Pamela Tredinnick, GB&I, 1-up
Score after first session: USA 2.5, GB&I 0.5

Singles

  • Jean Ashley, USA, def. Belle McCorkindale Robertson, GB&I, 1-up
  • Susan Armitage, GB&I, halved with Anne Quast, USA
  • Barbara Fay White Boddie, USA, def. Angela Ward Bonallack, 3 and 2
  • Nancy Roth Syms, USA, def. Elizabeth Chadwick, GB&I, 2-up
  • Ita Burke, GB&I, def. Helen Sigel Wilson, USA, 3 and 1
  • Carol Sorenson Flenniken, USA, def. Marjory Fowler, GB&I, 3 and 1
Score of second session: USA 4.5, GB&I 1.5
Score after Day 1: USA 7, GB&I 2

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Jean Ashley/Phyllis Preuss, USA, def. Angela Ward Bonallack/Susan Armitage, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Elizabeth Chadwick/Ita Burke, GB&I, def. Anne Quast/Barbara McIntire, USA, 1-up
  • Barbara Fay White Boddie/Carol Sorenson Flenniken, USA, def. Belle McCorkindale Robertson/Joan Hastings, GB&I, 2 and 1
Score of third session: USA 2, GB&I 1
Cumulative score through three sessions: USA 9, GB&I 3

Singles

  • Angela Ward Bonallack, GB&I, def. Jean Ashley, USA, 2 and 1
  • Belle McCorkindale Robertson, GB&I, halved with Anne Quast, USA
  • Barbara Fay White Boddie, USA, def. Susan Armitage, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Pamela Tredinnick, GB&I, halved with Nancy Roth Syms, USA
  • Phyllis Preuss, USA, def. Elizabeth Chadwick, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Carol Sorenson Flenniken, USA, def. Ita Burke, GB&I, 2 and 1
Score of fourth session: USA 4, GB&I 2
Overall and final score: USA 13, GB&I 5

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