Laura Myerscough Helps Team USA to Curtis Cup Victory
Aug. 5, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona women's golfer Laura Myerscough went undefeated in three matches over the weekend to help the United States to victory over Great Britain & Ireland at the 32nd Curtis Cup Matches at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Myerscough, a senior-to-be from Charleston, Ill., was a perfect 3-0 in the match play competition to push Team USA to the 11-7 win over Great Britain & Ireland. It was the third straight win for the U.S., which leads the series 23-6-3. Myerscough was one of two U.S. players to finish the competition undefeated.
Myerscough opened the two-day competition paired with Courtney Sawim in the Friday foursomes and rolled to a 3 & 2 victory over Great Britain & Ireland's Kerry Smith and Alison Coffey. Team USA swept the three foursomes and led 7-2 after the first day of play.
Great Britain & Ireland forced the issue on day two, posting victories in two of the three foursomes to cut the U.S. lead to 8-4. Once again the U.S. team of Myerscough and Swaim responded with a 4 & 2 win over Rebecca Hudson and Kerry Smith to give Team USA its only win in the morning action.
Team USA wrapped up the win by splitting the six singles matches Saturday afternoon. Myerscough earned a key point for the U.S. by rallying from a five-hole deficit to win 2-up over Heather Stirling and make the final tally 11-7.
Begun in 1932, the Curtis Cup is a biennial match for women's amateur golfers between a team from the United States and one from Great Britain & Ireland. The match was contested at Fox Chapel Golf Club, a par 71, 6,358-yard layout.