Weather may play into Team USA’s favor

Jennifer Song during the 2009 NCAA Championship.

Jennifer Song during the 2009 NCAA Championship.


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MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. – Whoever said the United States had a home-course advantage at the Curtis Cup may be wrong.

Weather at this week’s Curtis Cup is expected to be a mix of sun with showers along the way.

Jokingly, I asked Jennifer Song if the Great Britain & Ireland team has the “home-course” advantage because of the weather conditions and I was surprised to hear her answer.

“I think the tougher the conditions, the better we’ll play,” Song said. “We all have a strong mental game and the weather shouldn’t have an effect on us at all.”

Those who may think that playing for Southern California is all sunshine everywhere you go, like I did, are wrong. Song quickly pointed out that the Women’s NCAA Central Regional was cold, rainy and windy.

While I was talking to Song, Stephanie Kono walked up and mentioned some bad weather earlier in the year at Arizona.

Bottom line is these girls can handle it, know how to play in it, and are ready for whatever conditions come their way.

Just when you think the GB&I team may have some type of slight advantage, Team USA members wash the idea away.

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