1998 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1998 Curtis Cup was the 30th time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings were 21 wins for Team USA, six for GB&I, and three ties.

Final Score: United States 10, Great Britain & Ireland 8

Dates Played: August 1-2, 1998

Location: The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Team Captains: Ita Butler for Great Britain & Ireland; Barbara McIntire for the United States

Team Rosters:

  • GB&I — Fiona Brown, Rebecca Hudson, Hilary Monaghan, Becky Morgan, Elaine Ratcliffe, Alison Rose, Kim Rostron, Karen Stupples
  • USA — Beth Bauer, Kellee Booth, Robin Burke, Jenny Chuasiriporn, Virginia Derby Grimes, Brenda Corrie Kuehn, Jo Jo Robertson, Carol Semple Thompson
Notes: Team USA won the first three playing sessions, each by one point, so that when Team GB&I won the final singles session by one point it wasn't enough to overcome the Americans' lead. GB&I had held the Cup three consecutive times coming in, so the USA ended its own three-match winless streak.

Kellee Booth lead Team USA with a perfect 4-0-0 record. Booth's mother, Jane Bastanchury Booth, played in three Curtis Cups in the 1970s and they are still the only mother-daughter pair to both play in this tournament.

Carol Semple Thompson played for Team USA for the 10th time, becoming the first (and only) golfer to make 10 or more playing appearances in the Curtis Cup. She went on to play twice more, and also captained Team USA twice.

While Team USA ended a three-match winless streak here, it also began a 7-Cup winning streak that last through the 2010 Curtis Cup. Team GB&I did not win again until the 2012 Curtis Cup.

1998 Curtis Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • Kim Rostron/Elaine Ratcliffe, GB&I, def. Beth Bauer/Jenny Chuasiriporn, USA, 1-up
  • Kellee Booth/Brenda Corrie Kuehn, USA, def. Karen Stupples/Fiona Brown, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Robin Burke/Virginia Derby Grimes, USA, def. Alison Rose/Becky Morgan, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score after first session: USA 2, GB&I 1

Singles

  • Kellee Booth, USA, def. Kim Rostron, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Brenda Corrie Kuehn, USA, def. Alison Rose, GB&I, 3 and 2
  • Rebecca Hudson, GB&I, halved with Jenny Chuasiriporn, USA
  • Beth Bauer, USA, def. Hilary Monaghan, GB&I, 5 and 3
  • Becky Morgan, GB&I, def. Jo Jo Robertson, USA, 2 and 1
  • Elaine Ratcliffe, GB&I, def. Carol Semple Thompson, USA, 3 and 2
Score of second session: USA 3.5, GB&I 2.5
Cumulative score after two sessions: USA 5.5, GB&I 3.5

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Brenda Corrie Kuehn/Kellee Booth, USA, def. Alison Rose/Becky Morgan, GB&I, 6 and 5
  • Fiona Brown/Rebecca Hudson, GB&I, def. Jenny Chuasiriporn/Beth Bauer, USA, 2-up
  • Virginia Derby Grimes/Robin Burke, USA, def. Kim Rostron/Elaine Ratcliffe, GB&I, 2 and 1
Score of third session: USA 2, GB&I 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 7.5, GB&I 4.5

Singles

  • Kellee Booth, USA, def. Kim Rostron, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Brenda Corrie Kuehn, USA, def. Becky Morgan, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Karen Stupples, GB&I, def. Carol Semple Thompson, USA, 1-up
  • Rebecca Hudson, GB&I, def. Robin Burke, USA, 2 and 1
  • Fiona Brown, GB&I, def. Jo Jo Robertson, USA, 1-up
Score of fourth session: GB&I 3.5, USA 2.5
Overall and final score: USA 10, GB&I 8

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