1980 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1980 Curtis Cup was the 21st time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings were 17 wins for Team USA, two for GB&I, and two ties.

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

Dated Played: June 6-7, 1980

Location: St. Pierre Golf & Country Club in Chepstow, Gwent, Wales

Team Captains: Nancy Roth Syms for the United States and Carol Comboy for Great Britain & Ireland

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Lori Castillo, Brenda Goldsmith, Mary Hafeman, Terri Moody, Judy Oliver, Carol Semple, Patty Sheehan, Lancy Smith
  • GB&I — Carole Caldwell, Jane Connachan, Maureen Madill, Mary McKenna, Lynda Moore, Claire Nesbitt, Gillian Stewart, Tegwen Perkins Thomas
Notes: This was a dominating win for Team USA, which did not lose a match until the final singles session. In the first 12 matches played, GB&I earned only two points. As of this Curtis Cup, the American side had won every one since 1960, and hadn't lost since the 1956 Curtis Cup.

In her only Curtis Cup appearance, future Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan went 4-0-0 for Team USA.

Terri Moody's appearance for Team USA created the second sister-and-brother duo who both played in the Curtis Cup and Walker Cup. Terri's brother Griff played in the 1979 Walker Cup. (The Bonallacks, Sally and Michael, were the first to achieve this distinction.)

1980 Curtis Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • Mary McKenna/Claire Nesbitt, GB&I, halved with Lancy Smith/Terri Moody, USA
  • Patty Sheehan/Lori Castillo, USA, def. Tegwen Perkins Thomas/Gillian Stewart, GB&I, 5 and 3
  • Maureen Madill/Carole Caldwell, GB&I, halved with Judy Oliver/Carol Semple, USA
Score after first session: USA 2, GB&I 1

Singles

  • Patty Sheehan, USA, def. Mary McKenna, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Claire Nesbitt, GB&I, halved with Lancy Smith, USA
  • Brenda Goldsmith, USA, def. Jane Connachan, GB&I, 2-up
  • Lynda Moore, GB&I, halved with Mary Hafeman, USA
  • Carol Semple, USA, def. Maureen Madill, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Judy Oliver, USA, def. Carole Caldwell, GB&I, 1-up
Score of second session: USA 5, GB&I 1
Cumulative score after Day 1: USA 7, GB&I 2

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Patty Sheehan/Lori Castillo, USA, def. Carole Caldwell/Maureen Madill, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Lancy Smith/Terri Moody, USA, def. Mary McKenna/Claire Nesbitt, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Judy Oliver/Carol Semple, USA, def. Tegwen Perkins Thomas/Lynda Moore, GB&I, 1-up
Score of third session: USA 3, GB&I 0
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 10, GB&I 2

Singles

  • Patty Sheehan, USA, def. Maureen Madill, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Mary McKenna, GB&I, def. Lori Castillo, USA, 5 and 4
  • Gillian Stewart, GB&I, def. Lancy Smith, USA, 5 and 4
  • Mary Hafeman, USA, def. Jane Connachan, GB&I, 5 and 4
  • Lynda Moore, GB&I, def. Brenda Goldsmith, USA, 1-up
  • Carol Semple, USA, def. Tegwen Perkins Thomas, 4 and 3
Score of fourth session: GB&I 3, USA 3
Overall and final score: USA 13, GB&I 5

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