Curtis Cup: U.S. takes 9-2 lead into final day
07 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Curtis Cup, Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Alison Lee Rankings

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (June 7, 2014) -- Another impressive showing in team match play led to the U.S. extending its lead to a commanding 9-2 after Day 2 at the 2014 Curtis Cup at St. Louis Country Club.

The U.S. lost just one match on the day, growing its lead to a nearly-insurmountable deficit for Great Britain & Ireland heading into Sunday's singles matches.

Alison lee was a part of two victories for the U.S. She joined Kyung Kim in the morning four-ball matches to defeat Stephanie Meadow and Georgia Hall before teaming up with Ashlan Ramsey in the foursomes matches to dispatch of Charlotte Thomas and Gemma Dryburgh.

Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse also earned the U.S. two points on Saturday. She joined U.S. Women's Amateur champ Emma Talley in the morning wave before winning with teammate Ally McDonald in the afternoon's foursomes matches.

The four-ball victory for Annabel Dimmock and Bronte Law over Erynne Lee and Annie Park of the U.S. was the first full point won for the GB&I team, which halved two matches on Friday.

“I know GB&I, I know how tough they are and that they were going to come back and throw a lot of good golf at us,” said USA Captain Ellen Port to USGA.com. “We answered the call. You want to maintain that lead, and we increased it one, so that's good”

Inclement weather plagued the morning round, with play suspended at 11:39 a.m. CDT due to dangerous conditions. Play resumed at 1:45 p.m., but was again suspended at 3:50 p.m., just after the afternoon’s second foursomes match had teed off.

The Curtis Cup Match is a biennial competition between the USA and GB&I that dates to 1932 and is conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Ladies Golf Union (LGU). The Match will conclude with eight singles matches on Sunday.

-Information from the USGA was used in this report

ABOUT THE Curtis Cup

Officially named "The Women's International Cup," the first Curtis Cup wasn't officially held until 1932. The biennial competition features the best female players from the United States of America pitted against a similar squad from Great Britain and Ireland. While it was hoped that many nations would eventually join the Match, the Curtis Cup has remained a two-sided competition.

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