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In a very close match, the United States defeated the British Isles, 10 to 7 , at the Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. With three singles matches undetermined late on the second day, the score was tied at 7 - 7 . Then Miss Peggy Conley, of the United States, defeated Mrs. Margaret Pickard, 1 up, to put the Americans ahead. Miss Mary Lou Dill followed with a 4- and- 2 victory over Mrs. Ann Howard, and finally Miss Phyllis Preuss defeated Miss Bridget Jackson, 2 and 1.

Miss Ann Irwin was outstanding for the British Isles, and Miss Preuss had the best record for the United States. Both won 3 of a possible 4 points. This was the United States' 11th victory in 14 matches. Non- playing captains were Mrs. S.M. Bolton for the British Isles and Mrs. Robert M. Monsted, for the United States.

 
Championship Facts

Curtis Cup Match

PAR AND YARDAGE The Old Course at St. Andrews will be set up at 6,638 yards and par is 36-3672.

GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT The Old Course was not designed by an architect but has evolved over six centuries. Golf was first played over the Old Course in the early 1400s.

THE OLD COURSE AT ST. ANDREWS HOLE-BY-HOLE: Total: 6,638 yards, par 72

SCHEDULE OF PLAY On May 30 and May 31 there will be three foursomes and three four-ball matches. On June 1 there will be eight singles matches (18 holes each).

Starting Times
Friday: 8 a.m. for foursomes; 12:15 p.m. for four-balls
Saturday: 8 a.m. for foursomes; 12:15 p.m. for four-balls
Sunday: 10 a.m. for singles

The 2008 Match will be the first year for the three-day format. The four-ball matches will be new to the Curtis Cup.

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.

FOURSOME A match where two players compete against two other players in alternate-shot format, with each side playing just one ball.

FOUR-BALL A match in which two players (side) play their better ball against the better ball of the two other players (side).

SINGLES A match in which one player plays against another.

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 the Old Course at St. Andrews at 6 p.m. on May 29. The closing ceremony will be held immediately following play Sunday. Both events are open to the public.

ADMISSION For more information about tickets, click here.

 

 

 


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