Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse and her USA squad won three singles matches and halved a fourth on Sunday to regain the Curtis Cup, 13-7, and cap a dominant week over Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) at St. Louis Country Club.
The winning point came courtesy of 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur champion Emma Talley. Playing in the opening singles match, the 20-year old from Princeton, Ky., made a three-foot par putt on the 15th green to defeat England's Bronte Law, 4&3.
The Curtis Cup Match is a biennial competition between the USA and GB&I that dates to 1932 and is conducted by the United States Golf Association and Ladies Golf Union.
A point is awarded for each victory and a half-point goes to each side for a draw. GB&I needed 10 points to retain the Cup, while the USA needed 10.5 points to regain the Cup. Each team consists of eight female amateur golfers.
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