1968 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1968 Curtis Cup was the 15th time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings were 11 wins for Team USA, two for GB&I, and two ties.

Final Score: United States 10.5, Great Britain & Ireland 7.5

Dates Played: June 14-15, 1968

Location: Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland

Team Captains: Evelyn Monsted for Team USA and Zara Davis Bolton for Team GB&I

Team Rosters:

  • USA: Roberta Albers, Jean Ashley, Peggy Conley, Mary Lou Dill, Shelley Hamlin, Phyllis Preuss, Anne Quast Sander
  • GB&I: Ann Howard, Ann Irvin, Bridget Jackson, Dinah Oxley, Margaret Pickard, Belle McCorkindale Robertson, Vivien Saunders, Pamela Tredinnick
Notes: The 1968 Curtis Cup was one of the most closely contested to this point. Team GB&I held a one-point lead after Day 1's play, but in the first session on Day 2 Team USA took 2.5 of the three available foursomes points to move ahead.

The singles matches were particularly well-played: Seven of the 12 singles ended in either a halved match, or a 1-up score to the victor.

In the final singles session on Day 2, Peggy Conley, Mary Lou Dill and Phyllis Preuss won the final three matches for the U.S., producing the final 3-point margin of victory.

1968 Curtis Cup Scores

Day 1

Foursomes
  • Belle McCorkindale Robertson/Ann Irvin, GB&I, def. Shelley Hamlin/Anne Quast, USA, 6 and 5
  • Margaret Pickard/Vivien Saunders, GB&I, def. Mary Lou Dill/Peggy Conley, USA, 3 and 2
  • Phyllis Preuss/Jean Ashley, USA, def. Ann Howard/Pamela Tredinnick, GB&I, 1-up
Score after first session: GB&I 2, USA 1

Singles

  • Ann Irvin, GB&I, def. Anne Quast, USA, 3 and 2
  • Shelley Hamlin, USA, def. Vivien Saunders, GB&I, 1-up
  • Robert Albers, USA, def. Belle McCorkindale Robertson, GB&I, 1-up
  • Bridget Jackson, GB&I, halved with Peggy Conley, USA
  • Dinah Oxley, GB&I, halved with Phyllis Preuss, USA
  • Margaret Pickard, GB&I, def. Jean Ashley, USA, 2-up
Score of session session: GB&I 3, USA 3
Score after Day 1: GB&I 5, USA 4

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Mary Lou Dill/Peggy Conley, USA, halved with Belle McCorkindale Robertson/Ann Irvin, GB&I
  • Shelley Hamlin/Anne Quast, USA, def. Margaret Pickard/Vivien Saunders, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Phyllis Preuss/Jean Ashley, USA, def. Dinah Oxley/Pamela Tredinnick, GB&I, 5 and 4
Score of third session: USA 2.5, GB&I 0.5
Cumulative score through three sessions: USA 6.5, GB&I 5.5

Singles

  • Ann Irvin, GB&I, def. Shelley Hamlin, USA, 3 and 2
  • Belle McCorkindale Robertson, GB&I, halved with Anne Quast, USA
  • Roberta Albers, USA, halved with Vivien Saunders, GB&I
  • Peggy Conley, USA, def. Margaret Pickard, GB&I, 1-up
  • Mary Lou Dill, USA, def. Ann Howard, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Phyllis Preuss, USA, def. Bridget Jackson, GB&I, 2 and 1
Score of fourth session: USA 4, GB&I 2
Overall and final score: USA 10.5, GB&I 7.5

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