Americans Win Curtis Cup for Third Consecutive Time
Top-ranked amateur Rose Zhang went undefeated for the week at Merion, increasing the Americans’ all-time series lead to 31-8-3.
ARDMORE, Pa. — Top-ranked amateur Rose Zhang set the tone by routing Women’s British Amateur champion Louise Duncan and Rachel Heck completed an unbeaten week at Merion as the Americans won the Curtis Cup for the third straight time.
The Americans increased the series lead to 31-8-3 since the matches for amateurs against the Great Britain and Ireland team began in 1932.
The Americans had a 8 1/2-3 1/2 lead going into the 10 Sunday singles and needed only two matches to secure the cup.
Zhang was the No. The No. 1 player in the women’s amateur world ranking was Zhang, who won four of the first six holes with par. Zhang won the match 7 and 5.
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Emilia Migliaccio also needed only 13 holes to beat Annabel Fuller in the sixth match. In the games right behind Zhang, Rachel Kuehn and Heck won in 17 holes, and it wasn’t long before the rout was on.
The final scores were all that was left.
The U.S. was coming off a five point victory in Wales last year, when the 2020 matches had to be postponed for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
GB&I wanted to win on American soil for the first-time since 1986.. GB&I won the cup in the defending champions’ 1994 match in Tennessee.
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