Janice Moodie earned a win over Carol Semple Thompson in the final singles match of the international amateur competition, securing a 9- 9 tie between teams from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland. The tie keeps the Curtis Cup in Europe by virtue of the Europeans' win in 1992.
Moodie, a student at San Jose State, went ahead to stay versus Thompson at the par 3 No. 16 hole where Moodie earned her par while Thompson missed the green with her tee shot and settled for a bogey. Moodie also won the final hole with a conceded birdie from 6 feet.
The 28th Match was played at The Honors Course, in Chattanooga, Tenn., which was the site of the 1991 U.S. Amateur and a future sit of the NCAA Championship.
Moodie was just one of the standouts for GB&I. Others were Catronia Matthew and Lisa Walton, who had records of 3-0-1 and 3-1 respectively. The best individual mark for the U.S. squad belonged to Emilee Klein, of Studio City, Calif., and Thompson, of Sewickley, Pa., who were both 3-1. Klein, like Thompson, suffered her only loss of the Match on the final day. Matthew defeated Klein on the final day, 2 and 1, with the decisive hole being the par 3 16th where Matthew holed an uphill birdie putt from 38 feet. They then halved the 17th.
The two teams stood tied at 6-6 heading into the six afternoon singles matches. Each team gained three wins, with the U.S. victories coming from Wendy Ward, of San Antonio, Texas; Jill McGill, of Denver, Colo.; and Ellen Port, of St. Louis, Mo. Other U.S. team members were Wendy Kaupp, of Los Altos, Calif.; Stephanie Stparks, of Wheeling, W.Va.; and Sarah LeBrun Ingram, of Nashville, Tenn. Ingram played despite a neck problem, and Sparks was still nursing tendonitis in an elbow. The two of them played sparingly, and were a combined 0-3-1.
The other member of the GB&I team who finished with a winning record was veteran Julie Hall, who was 2-1-1. Hall had also played for GB&I in 1992.
Thompson and Ingram were returnees from the U.S. squad in 1992. Thompson was named to the Curtis Cup squad for the eighth time. Ingram was selected for her second. The other U.S. team members were playing in their first Curtis Cup competition.