Pros advice

american golf News: Great Britain and Ireland storm to Curtis Cup victory


Powered by National Club Golfer


Three of the four transatlantic trophies now rest in Europe after Great Britain and Ireland secured just their eighth victory in 39 meetings in the Curtis Cup.

The surprise success was set up after capturing five of the six points available on Saturday, to set up an 8-4 advantage, but they were still made to sweat by a spirited American side at Dun Laoghaire near Dublin.

The final result was 11.5-8.5 and Bronte Law finished the three days with a perfect 5-0 record, just the second player to contribute such a haul.

The first was Stacy Lewis at St Andrews in 2008, the year the event switched to three days.

The first two points on Sunday went to the Americans but World No 2 Leona Maguire saw off Sierra Brooks 3&2 to complete a personal haul of four points.

World No 9 Olivia Mehaffey then added half a point in the top match against the No 1 in the world and reigning US champion Hannah O’Sullivan.

The Irish teenager actually led going up the last but lipped out from four feet. The scoreline then went to 9.5-6.5 when Andrea Lee beat Alice Hewson by 2 & 1.

But Meghan MacLaren then secured the winning point with a par at the 17th. She had just lost the previous two holes against Bethany Wu but held her nerve.

“That’s a moment I will always remember,” MacLaren said. “I wasn’t sure what was going on at one point but then it became pretty clear how close it was. I was confident Bronte would bring home her point so I just tried to relax and play my own game.”

Law did then close out her match at the 18th against Mika Liu having won the last two holes.

“It’s great to be the first GB & I to win five matches but that wasn’t the priority for me,” Law said. “The priority was to play as well as I could for the team. I think the reason why we have the trophy right now is that we’ve some amazing team chemistry this week. Everyone has got on so well. Our golf has been amazing but the fact we got on so well made it so easy.

“This is the best team I’ve been on and that means more than what I’ve done on a personal basis. There’s friendships here that are going to last a lifetime and that’s the most important thing.”

The 2020 matches will be played at Conwy in North Wales, the third time the Principality will have staged the competition.



Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year

    The Golfer of the Year – an award Ballesteros won on three occasions in 1986, ‘88 and ‘91 – is voted for by the golf media. He beat off competition from Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm...
    Read more

  • AG News: McDowell and Lowry come up just short as Stricker wins Shootout at 50

    Presidents Cup skipper Steve Stricker returned to the winner's circle after capturing the QBE Shootout with compatriot Sean O'Hair...
    Read more

  • AG News: Sharma completes fairy-tale week in South Africa

    Shubhankar Sharma showed no signs of nerves in notching up his first European Tour win plus the best of the action...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button
Latest Videos
  • Video: Top 5 Winter On-course Coaching Tips

    In this video, PGA Pro Nick Taylor brings us five tips to help players perform better on the green in winter...
    Read more

  • AG News: American Golf Christmas Ad 2017

    The 2017 American Golf Christmas ad has landed, and this year it is packed with amazing deals and offers. From golf balls and clothing through to golf clubs and equipment, there's sure to be something here to entice every golfer this festive season...
    Read more

  • Video: Winter On-course Coaching Tips - Chipping onto the green in winter

    Nick Taylor shows us how to chip onto the green in winter by offering some vital tips and hints to give you the best chance of success on the golf course...
    Read more

More news
View More Button