Emma Talley’s 4 and 3 victory clinches Curtis Cup victory for the Americans

The United States regained the Curtis Cup Sunday with a 13-7 victory in the 2014 Match held at the St. Louis (Mo.) Country Club.

With a 9.5-2.5 lead heading into Sunday’s eight singles matches, the United States team needed just one point and that was provided by Alabama’s Emma Talley, who carded a 4 and 3 win over Bronte Law in the afternoon’s first match.

“Dreams do come true, that’s for sure,” Talley said after her victory. “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.”

Alabama’s departing senior Stephanie Meadow ended her amateur career on a positive note with a 2 and 1 win over USA’s Alison Lee. GB&I earned 4.5 points on Sunday while the Americans captured three matches and halved one.

Along with Talley, Team USA received victories from Ally McDonald (4 and 3) over Annabel Dimmock and Annie Park (5 and 4) over Gabriella Cowley. GB&I earned victories from Georgia Hall, Gemma Dryburgh and Charlotte Thomas along with Meadow.

The United States now owns a 28-7-3 edge over Great Britain and Ireland in the 38 Curtis Cup Matches. The Americans had won seven straight (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010) matches before Meadow led the GB&I team to victory at Nairn in 2012.

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