The U.S. Golf Association has revealed that Robin Burke will captain the U.S. team at the 2016 Curtis Cup. Burke will lead the Americans as they try to retain the cup at Dun Laoghair Golf Club near Dublin, Ireland.
Day 1 of the 38th Curtis Cup started with an inspiring speech from the mighty Mariah Stackhouse and ended with a 5-1 lead for Team USA. There were a few hiccups here and there, but overall a spectacular display of golf by the Americans.
Stephanie Meadow and Bronte Law, both part of the victorious 2012 GB&I team at Nairn, Scotland, will spearhead Great Britain & Ireland’s Curtis Cup defense next month at St. Louis Country Club in Missouri.
Two years ago, the eight-woman U.S. Curtis Cup team was locked in well before the end of January. But here we are in a Curtis Cup year, blazing through February with only a vague idea of what players might make that team.
This year’s GB&I Curtis Cup team will be comprised of four players off the World Amateur Golf Rankings, two from the LGU Order of Merit with the remaining two selected by the traditional method of a selection panel.
Ellen Port, 51, a five-time U.S. Golf Association champion who played in the 1994 and ’96 Curtis Cups, will coach the Americans in 2014 against Great Britain & Ireland’s top female amateurs, a source close to the selection process said.
The United States is up 4-2 after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup. And since the U.S. doesn't historically lose leads, it might already be over for Great Britain & Ireland, writes <strong>Alistair Tait</strong>.
Trailing after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup for the first time since 1996, Team USA (with Stephanie Kono) bounced back to sweep the morning four-ball matches Saturday and take a two-point lead. <strong>Jim McCabe</strong> reports.
Danielle McVeigh, playing only a month after her father died of spinal cancer, led Great Britain and Ireland to a surprising one-point lead over Team USA after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup. <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> reports.