ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Entering the second day with a commanding lead, Team USA continued its fine form to widen the margin at the Curtis Cup Match to 9-2 at St. Louis Country Club, while Ally McDonald is winning in her match thru 15 holes.
Resting in the morning session, McDonald watched as the U.S. narrowly missed sweeping the morning matches for the second day in a row by taking two out of three. The All-American holds a 1-up advantage with teammate Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford in the afternoon match.
“Everybody is playing good,” McDonald said. “I expect us to come out ready to play, and we are going to be raring and ready. I think if everybody plays to the best of our ability, we’ll see the points we need to get.”
Claiming wins with birdies on holes four and six and a par on nine, McDonald and Stackhouse made the turn 2-up. The Fulton, Miss., native rolled in a 25-footer for birdie to win the 11th to go 3-up, and the U.S. pair will look to complete the sweep of the foursome matches.
Alison Lee of Team USA leads all scorers with a 3-0-1 record, including a 4-and-2 victory with Kyung Kim in the morning session. Emma Talley and Stackhouse registered the other morning victory at 2-and-1.
“Ally sat out the morning round, and she had a new roles as a teammate to be a cheerleader,” Bulldogs head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. “That move by Coach [Ellen] Port allowed Ally to get some rest and to be prepared for the most challenging format, alternate shot. Ally and Mariah Stackhouse played very well together and are 1-up when darkness caught them. We look forward to the conclusion tomorrow.”
McDonald and Stackhouse will finish their match at 11:00 a.m. CST, followed by singles matches to conclude the tournament.
Full coverage of the Curtis Cup Match can be found at www.curtiscup.org. A full replay of the third day of the Curtis Cup will be shown on the Golf Channel from 4-6 p.m.
Posting her lowest round at a Chinese pro event, All-SEC Freshman Jessica Peng turned in a 4-under-par tournament score to earn a share of 12th at the Srixon XXIO Ladies Open. Peng shot a 3-under-par 70 on Saturday to tie for the best final score by an amateur in the tournament.
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Kyung Kim and Allison Lee (USA) def. Stephanie Meadow and Georgia Hall (GB&I), 4 and 2
Annabel Dimmock and Bronte Law (GB&I) def. Erynne Lee and Annie Park (USA), 1-up
Emma Talley and Mariah Stackhouse (USA) def. Gabriella Cowley and Gemma Dryburgh (GB&I), 2 and 1
Ashlan Ramsey and Allison Lee (USA) def. Charlotte Thomas and Gemma Dryburgh (GB&I), 2 and 1
Kyung Kim and Erynne Lee (USA) def. Eilidh Briggs and Gabriella Cowley (GB&I), 3-and-2
Mariah Stackhouse and Ally McDonald (USA) vs. Stephanie Meadow and Georgia Hall (GB&I), USA 1-up thru 15
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