1976 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1976 Curtis Cup was the 19th time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings were 15 wins for Team USA, two for GB&I, and two ties.

Final Score: United States 11.5, Great Britain & Ireland 6.5

Dates Played: June 11-12, 1976

Location: Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club in St. Annes-On-Sea, Lancashire, England

Team Captains: Barbara McIntire for Team USA and Belle McCorkindale Robertson for Team GB&I

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Barbara Barrow, Beth Daniel, Cynthia Hill, Donna Horton White, Nancy Lopez, Deborah Massey, Carol Semple, Nancy Roth Syms
  • GB&I — Suzanne Cadden, Julia Greenhalgh, Dinah Oxley Henson, Ann Irvin, Mary McKenna, Tegwen Perkins, Jennifer Lee-Smith, Ann Stant
Notes: The wind was blowing hard both days at the 1976 Curtis Cup, but the second day was played in sun after a bitter, rainy first day.

For Team USA, Beth Daniel made the first of two Curtis Cup appearances, and Nancy Lopez made her only Cup appearance. Daniel went 4-0-0 and Lopez 2-0-0. Both went on to become LPGA legends. Three other Team USA members, Cynthia (Cindy) Hill, Deborah (Debbie) Massey and Donna White, went on to win multiple times on the LPGA Tour, too, and Barbara Barrow won once on tour.

Daniel was the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champ. When she defeated Dinah Oxley Henson in the first singles match of Day 2, she provided Team USA with its winning point.

1976 Curtis Cup Results

Day 1

  • Deborah Massey/Donna Horton, USA, def. Dinah Oxley Henson/Suzanne Cadden, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Beth Daniel/Cynthia Hill, USA, def. Mary McKenna/Julia Greenhalgh, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Ann Irvin/Tegwen Perkins, GB&I, def. Nancy Roth Syms/Carol Semple, USA, 3 and 2
Score of first session: USA 2, GB&I 1


  • Beth Daniel, USA, def. Ann Irvin, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Dinah Oxley Henson, GB&I, def. Cynthia Hill, USA, 1-up
  • Nancy Roth Syms, USA, def. Mary McKenna, GB&I, 1-up
  • Nancy Lopez, USA, def. Suzanne Cadden, GB&I, 3 and 1
  • Deborah Massey, USA, def. Tegwen Perkins, GB&I, 1-up
  • Julia Greenhalgh, GB&I, halved with Barbara Barrow, USA
Score of second session: USA 4.5, GB&I 1.5
Cumulative score after Day 1: USA 6.5, GB&I 2.5

Day 2

  • Beth Daniel/Cynthia Hill, USA, def. Ann Irvin/Suzanne Cadden, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Nancy Lopez/Barbara Barrow, USA, def. Mary McKenna/Ann Stant, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Dina Oxley Henson/Tegwen Perkins, GB&I, def. Carol Semple/Nancy Roth Syms, USA, 2 and 1
Score of third session: USA 2, GB&I 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 8.5, GB&I 3.5


  • Beth Daniel, USA, def. Dina Oxley Henson, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Deborah Massey, USA, def. Jennifer Lee Smith, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Tegwen Perkins, GB&I, def. Cynthia Hill, USA, 1-up
  • Mary McKenna, GB&I, def. Carol Semple, USA, 1-up
  • Julia Greenhalgh, GB&I, def. Nancy Roth Syms, USA, 2 and 1
  • Donna Horton, USA, def. Suzanne Cadden, GB&I, 6 and 5
Score of fourth session: GB&I 3, USA 3
Overall and final score: USA 11.6, GB&I 6.5

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