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U.S. wins Curtis Cup in St. Louis

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The United States won the Curtis Cup for the 28th time in 38 matches, beating Great Britain and Ireland, 13-7 on Sunday at St. Louis Country Club.

The U.S. needed only one point from Sunday's eight singles matches to clinch the cup, and Emma Talley, the U.S. Women's Amateur champion from Princeton, Ky., got that done in the first match, beating Bronte Law, 4 and 3.

The U.S. leads the series, 28-7-3, but lost the previous match, 10 1/2 to 9 1/2, in 2012 in Scotland.

''I'm just really proud of my girls,'' said U.S. captain Ellen Port, a five-time USGA champion and St. Louis native.

''Dreams do come true, that's for sure,'' Talley said. ''This was the best week ever. I'm just happy to play with my friends and to do it for my country is even better.''

Singles results

Emma Talley, U.S., d. Bronte Law, 4 and 3

Ally McDonald, U.S., d. Annabel  Dimmock, 4 and 3

Annie Park, U.S., d. Gabriella Cowley, 5 and 4

Mariah Stackhouse, U.S., halved with Eilidh Briggs

Georgia Hall, GB&I, d. Kyung Kim, 3 and 2

Stephanie Meadow, GB&I, d. Alison Lee, 2 and 1

Gemma Dryburgh, GB&I, d. Ashlan Ramsey, 1 up

Charlotte Thomas, GB&I, d. Erynne Lee, 2 up