Curtis Cup Day 1 Foursome Matches


USGAMEYERSIDE, England -- Four of the teenagers representing the United States of America at the 2004 Curtis Cup Match will see action during Saturday mornings foursomes matches against the Great Britain and Ireland squad at Formby Golf Club.
Seventeen-year-old Californians Paula Creamer and Jane Park will team up against Shelley McKevitt and Emma Duggelby, both from England, in the mornings first match. In the second match, Sarah Huarte, 22, of Shingle Springs, Calif., and Annie Thurman, 21, of Highland, Utah will face Englands Nicola Timmins and Danielle Masters. In the mornings final match, Brittany Lang, 18, of McKinney, Texas will pair with 14-year-old Michelle Wie of Honolulu, Hawaii against Anne Laing of Scotland and Claire Coughlan of Ireland.
The Curtis Cup Match is played every other year between two eight-woman amateur teams, one from the United States of America and the other from Great Britain and Ireland. A team needs 9 points to retain the Cup, 9 points to win it outright. There are 18 matches over the weekend: six foursomes matches and 12 singles matches.
The pairings for Saturday afternoons six singles matches must be finalized no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of singles play.

Foursome Pairings
All times Eastern
3:00 a.m. ' Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif., and Jane Park, Beaumont, Calif., vs. Shelley McKevitt, England and Emma Duggelby, England
3:15 a.m. ' Sarah Huarte, Shingle Springs, Calif., and Annie Thurman, Highland, Utah, vs. Nicola Timmins, England, and Danielle Masters, England
3:30 a.m. ' Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas, and Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii, vs. Anne Laing, Scotland, and Claire Coughlan, Ireland