The USA's Taylor Leon, left, and Jennie Lee embrace on the 16th green while captain Carol Semple Thompson revels in the excitement. Lee clinched the victory on the 16th green. (John Mummert/USGA)

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USA Wins Curtis Cup Again

Fifth Straight Victory Comes After Denying Spirited GB&I Charge

Bandon, Ore. – After securing just a half point in the morning foursomes Sunday at Pacific Dunes, USA players retreated rather indifferently to their lounge area for the break.

One player plopped a movie in the DVD machine. Another read, some ate and one even napped.

“Everyone seemed to be pretty positive about it,” said 23-year-old Paige Mackenzie of Yakima, Wash., whose brother Brock played on the 2003 USA Walker Cup team.

An Audio Interview With Winning USA Team

An Audio Interview With The GB&I Team

Mackenzie's Experience Worth The Wait

Bandon, Ore. – Three years ago Paige Mackenzie of Yakima, Wash., wondered if she would ever be able to play the game she loved.

Great Britain & Ireland Left To Ponder Loss

Bandon, Ore. – Miscalculation, mistake or bad luck? That is what Great Britain & Ireland captain Ada O’Sullivan will struggle with in the following days and weeks after her team was soundly defeated by a more talented United States team.

Curtis Cup Match To Change To 3-Day Format

The United States Golf Association, in conjunction with the Ladies’ Golf Union, has announced that the Curtis Cup Match will change to a three-day format, beginning with the 2008 Match.

GB&I Closes Gap To Three Points

Bandon, Ore. – Melissa Reid of Derbyshire, England, thought there was still something to play for, even though her team was four points down Sunday morning and trailing in the two remaining foursomes (alternate shot) matches still on the golf course.

2006 Curtis Cup Fact Sheet

Championship Facts

Curtis Cup Match

PAR AND YARDAGE – The Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is set up at 6,217/6,221 yards and par is 36-35—71.

GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT – Tom Doak designed Bandon Dunes’ Pacific Dunes Course, which opened in 2001.


SCHEDULE OF PLAY – On Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, there will be three foursomes matches (18 holes each) each morning and six singles matches (18 holes each) each afternoon.

Starting Times –
Saturday:  7:30 a.m. for foursomes, 1:30 p.m. for singles
Sunday:  7:30 a.m. for foursomes, 1:30 p.m. for singles

WHAT IS THE CURTIS CUP MATCH? – The Curtis Cup Match is contested by women amateur golfers, one team from the United States of America (USA) and one team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (GB&I). The teams consist of not more than eight players and a captain. The Match is conducted every two years, alternately in the United States and Great Britain/Ireland.

THE FOURSOME – Foursomes is a match where two players compete against two other players in alternate shot format, with each side playing just one ball.

SCORING – A victory in each match scores one point.  In the event a match goes 18 holes without a decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.

OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES – The flag raising ceremony will be held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort at 6 p.m. Friday (PDT). The closing ceremony will be held immediately following play Sunday. Both events are open to the public.

TELEVISION COVERAGE – The Golf Channel will air two hours of Curtis Cup coverage, from 4 to 6 p.m. PDT each day.

ADMISSION – Admission is free of charge and spectators are encouraged to attend.



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