Bronte Law stars in GB&I Curtis Cup win

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• GB&I capture Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire GC
• Bronte Law stars with a perfect 5-0-0 record
• "It's just a dream," said the world No.4

CURTIS CUP

GB&I captured the Curtis Cup for the second time in the last three contests after beating USA 11.5-8.5 at Dun Laoghaire GC.


With a commanding four-point lead heading into the final round singles, USA hit back with Bailey Tardy, Monica Vaughn and Andrea Lee all securing wins in the first five matches, with GB&I’s Leona Maguire defeating Sierra Brooks and Olivia Mehaffey halving her match with Hannah O’Sullivan.

As a result, GB&I needed just one point from the final three matches and that was aptly delivered by Bronte Law – GB&I’s star performer during the week with a perfect 5-0-0 record – as she beat Mika Liu 2UP.

Meghan MacLaren added gloss to the victory by beating Bethany Wu while, in the final match, Mariel Galdiano saw off Maria Dunne.

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Bronte Law

“For me to end it this way - it's probably going to be my last Curtis Cup - is just a dream,” said world No.4 Bronte Law. “I am so proud to just represent my country.”

“The Americans played great today but I always thought we were in control,” added GB&I captain Elaine Farquharson-Black. “We were always above the line. It was tense for a while but I never had any real doubt we would win.”

“It has been an incredible week. I will remember every minute of it. But they’ve been such an easy team to captain.”

US captain Robin Burke felt her side had been capable of pulling off a similar comeback to that of last year's Solheim Cup team, who recovered from a four-point deficit in the singles in Germany, but it wasn’t to be.

“GB & Ireland just played really well yesterday ,” she said. “They made a ton of birdies on us and we almost recovered. We just didn't quite get there."


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