Curtis Cup Descends on Bandon Dunes


USGAA big winning streak will be on the line when the United States plays Great Britain-Ireland in the 34th Curtis Cup July 29-30 at Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, in Bandon, Ore.
The U.S. squad is in the midst of a four match win streak which they hope will continue on home soil. They'll be captained by one of the most decorated players in USGA history - Carol Semple Thompson.
A seven-time USGA champion, Semple Thompson, 56, of Sewickley, Pa., has competed on a record 12 USA Curtis Cup teams, her last coming in 2002.
In 2004, Liz Janangelo's 1-up singles victory over Shelley McKevitt of England retained the Curtis Cup for the United States of America at Formby Golf Club in Merseyside, England. The point by Janangelo of West Hartford, Conn., gave the USA its ninth point of the 33rd Match against Great Britain and Ireland, thus retaining the Cup for a fourth consecutive Match.
The USA leads the series, 24-6-3.
The Golf Channel will have coverage both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Team USA
Player  Age (Birthdate)  Hometown
Amanda Blumenherst 19 (11/4/86) Scottsdale, Ariz.
Virginia Grimes 42 (10/17/63) Meridian, Miss.
Jennie Lee 19 (11/6/86) Henderson, Nev.
Taylor Leon 19 3/10/87) Dallas, Texas
Paige Mackenzie 23 (2/2/83) Yakima, Wash.
Amanda McCurdy 22 (12/24/83) El Dorado, Ark.
Jane Park 19 (12/15/86) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Jenny Suh 20 (8/18/85) Fairfax, Va.

Team Great Britain and Ireland
Player  Age (Birthdate) Hometown
Claire Coughlan 26 (3/11/80) Cork, Ireland
Melissa Reid 18 (9/19/87) Derbyshire, England
Kiran Matharu 17 (2/27/89) Leeds, England
Breanne Loucks 18 (10/16/87) Wrexham, Wales
Martina Gillen 24 (1/7/82) Dublin, Ireland
Tricia Mangan 32 (3/14/74) Limerick, Ireland
Naomi Edwards 22 (7/1/83) Yorkshire, England
Tara Delaney 20 (1/3/86) Carlow, Ireland