Great Britain-Ireland retains Curtis Cup by tying Americans

August 01, 1994|By From Staff Reports

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. -- Janice Moodie of Scotland won the final hole yesterday to clinch a 9-9 tie with the United States, allowing the Great Britain-Ireland team to retain the Curtis Cup.

Moodie defeated Carol Semple Thompson on the 18th green of the final match, 2 up, and earned the visitors the third tie in the history of the event that dates to 1932, and the first since 1958. The U.S. leads the series, 20-5-3.

By virtue of the draw, Great Britain-Ireland retains the title it won in 1992 for another two years.

Great Britain-Ireland won two of the three morning foursome matches and the score was tied at 6 going to the six afternoon singles.

Former Baltimorean Sarah LeBrun Ingram played foursomes with Jill McGill in the morning, and lost to Julie Wade Hall-Lisa Walton, 2 and 1.

Ingram, who had a flare-up of the muscle spasms toward the end of the match, did not play singles.

Foursomes

Julie Hall, Great Britain, and Lisa Walton (GB&I), Great Britain, def. Jill McGill, Denver and Sarah LeBrun Ingram, Nashville, Tenn., (USA), 2 and 1. Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., and Emillee Klein (USA), Studio City, Calif., def. Myra McKinlay, Scotland, and Eileen Rose Power, Ireland (GB&I), 4 and 2. Catriona Matthew, Scotland, and Janice Moodie (GB&I), Scotland, def. Wendy Ward, San Antonio, and Stephanie Sparks (USA), Wheeling, W.Va., 3 and 2.

Singles

McGill (USA) def. Hall (GB&I), 4 and 2. Matthew (GB&I) def. Klein (USA), 2 and 1. Ellen Port (USA), St. Louis, def. Mhairi McKay (GB&I), Scotland, 7 and 5. McKinlay (GB&I), def. Wendy Kaupp (USA), Los Altos, Calif., 3 and 2. Ward (USA) def. Walton (GB&I), 4 and 3. Moodie (GB&I) def. Thompson (USA), 2 up.

Team standings

Great Britain and Ireland 9, United States 9.

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