Great Britain and Ireland staged a brilliant last day surge to win back the Curtis Cup at The Nairn Golf Club today. They finished victors by 10 1/2 pts to 9 1/2 pts. Trailing by one point going into the final set of eight singles, Captain Tegwen Matthew’s team notched individual wins by Kelly Tidy who was three down after six holes, Amy Boulden, Holly Clyburn, Charley and the clincher from Stephanie Meadow.
The last time time GB and I beat the Americans was at Killarney in 1996. The US were bidding to win the Curtis Cup for an eighth straight occasion in the biennial fixture.This is believed to be the first time since 1956 that the United Staes has lost a Curtis Cup match after leading into the final set of singles. The Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup, the Solheim Cup and now the Curtis Cup all reside on this side of the Atalntic.
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