The US Amateur Women come into the final day needing just a 1.5 points to win the cup back from GB&I. After another dominating day on Saturday, the win looked inevitable… Then, the US Women went out and swept singles today to drive home a record breaking 17-3 Curtis Cup win.
Virginia Derby on her teams win:
“I’m very proud of my players,” said USA captain Virginia Derby Grimes, who went 3-0 as a player in the Match and now is 1-0 as a captain. “They are a phenomenal group of girls. They’ve been so much fun to be around, and they just gelled and bonded.”
Sophia Schubert on her week.
“I was so excited to get out here today,” said the 22-year-old Schubert, the USA’s oldest player. “I played OK yesterday and the day before, but I was just ready to come out here and play their best player and just show them what I can do.
“[The week has] just been unreal. This has been a dream of mine for a really long time, just to make the Curtis Cup Team and to win a major championship, the U.S. [Women’s] Am. So it’s been incredible. It’s definitely been like a whirlwind, and I’ve just loved every minute of it.”
Lilia Vu (world #1 ranked Amateur) on the teams success:
”We believe in each other so much. When we’re on the course together, when it’s foursomes or four-balls, we just read each other’s putts. We know it with confidence and just do it.”
This was the first Sunday Singles Sweep for the Americans since 1990 and the largest margin of victory since 1982 when Julie Inkster’s and her teammates won by 11 strokes.