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Sunday, August 29, 2021

The US Curtis Cup Team Successfully Defends

Because of the time difference I didn't get to see a lot of the Curtis Cup. But I did get to see most of the ending on Saturday morning here in the US, and I admit I was a bit shocked.

The victorious US Curtis Cup team

If you were following the whole event, I'm sure you can understand why.

After the first day the US trailed GB&I by three, 1.5 to 4.5 points.

After the second day the US had dramatically narrowed the margin, making the matches 5.5 to 6 points.

The GB&I team started the final day very strong... but then the US won 6.5 of the available 8 points to take the matches 12.5 to 7.5.

I can only ask, "What do these girls know that the US Ryder Cup team doesn't?"

It was one very impressive win, and I didn't think the GB&I team played as badly as the score might seem to indicate. (At least, they didn't during the part I saw.) I did find myself wondering if Louise Duncan's awesome week at Carnoustie finally caught up with her a little, but I think that was to be expected.

The US accomplished something else amazing, in that this is the first time they've won as the visiting team since 2008. I guess that just follows the theme we've seen this year of droughts being broken.

At any rate, all of the girls did themselves -- and the countries they represented -- proud. I can't help but wonder how many of them (from both teams) will go pro, because they all look to have promising futures to me. Congrats, ladies!

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