1988 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1988 Curtis Cup was the 25th time this tournament was played. Following Team GB&I's victory, the all-time standings were 19 wins for Team USA, four for GB&I, and two ties.

Final Score: Great Britain & Ireland 11, United States 7

Dates Played: June 10-11, 1988

Location: Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England

Team Captains: Judy Bell for the United States and Diane Robb Bailey for Great Britain & Ireland

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Patricia Cornett-Iker, Caroline Keggi, Tracy Kerdyk, Cindy Scholefield, Kathleen McCarthy Scrivner, Leslie Shannon, Pearl Sinn, Carol Semple Thompson
  • GB&I — Linda Bayman, Karen Davies, Shirley Lawson, Susan Shapcott, Vicki Thomas, Jill Thornhill, Julie Wade
Notes: After losing 13 consecutive Curtis Cups from 1960 through 1984, Team GB&I won its second in a row this year. After claiming the 1986 Curtis Cup by a 13-5 score, winning in 1988 by 11-7 marked the first time GB&I won the Curtis Cup back-to-back.

GB&I won the opening foursomes session by a 2.5 to 0.5 score and Team USA was never able to mount a challenge after that. Vicki Thomas went 3-0-1 and Susan Shapcott 3-1-0 to lead GB&I.

1988 Curtis Cup Results

Day 1

  • Linda Bayman/Juile Wade, GB&I, def. Tracy Kerdyk/Kathleen Scrivner, USA, 2 and 1
  • Susan Shapcott/Karen Davies, GB&I, def. Cindy Scholefield/Carol Semple Thompson, USA, 5 and 4
  • Leslie Shannon/Caroline Keggi, USA, halved with Jill Thornhill/Vicki Thomas, GB&I
Score after first session: GB&I 2.5, USA 0.5


  • Tracy Kerdyk, USA, halved with Linda Bayman, GB&I
  • Julie Wade, GB&I, def. Cindy Scholefield, USA, 2-up
  • Carol Semple Thompson, USA, def. Susan Shapcott, GB&I, 1-up
  • Shirley Lawson, GB&I, def. Patricia Cornett-Iker, USA, 1-up
  • Pearl Sinn, USA, def. Karen Davies, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Vicki Thomas, GB&I, def. Leslie Shannon, USA, 3 and 2
Score of second session: GB&I 3.5, USA 2.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: GB&I 6, USA 3

Day 2

  • Tracy Kerdyk/Kathleen Scrivner, USA, def. Linda Bayman/Julie Wade, GB&I, 1-up
  • Karen Davies/Susan Shapcott, GB&I, def. Leslie Shannon/Caroline Keggi, USA, 2-up
  • Jill Thornhill/Vicki Thomas, GB&I, def. Cindy Scholefield/Carol Semple Thompson, USA, 6 and 5
Score of third session: GB&I 2, USA 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: GB&I 8, USA 4


  • Tracy Kerdyk, USA, def. Julie Wade, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Susan Shapcott, GB&I, def. Caroline Keggi, USA, 3 and 2
  • Linda Bayman, GB&I, def. Pearl Sinn, USA, 1-up
  • Kathleen Scrivner, USA, def. Shirley Lawson, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Vicki Thomas, GB&I, def. Patricia Cornett-Iker, USA, 5 and 3
  • Carol Semple Thompson, USA, def. Jill Thornhill, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score of fourth session: USA 3, GB&I 3
Overall and final score: GB&I 11, USA 7

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