Tardy, Vaughn help US pull even in Curtis Cup
DUBLIN (AP) Bailey Tardy and Monica Vaughn teamed to win two matches Friday to help the United States tie Britain and Ireland 3-3 after the first day of the Curtis Cup amateur matches.
Tardy and Vaughn beat Meghan MacLaren of England and Maria Dunne of Ireland 1 up in the morning foursomes matches to pull the U.S. to 2-1 at Dun Laoghaire. In the afternoon fourball session, Tardy and Vaughn topped MacLaren and fellow English player Alice Hewson 2 and 1.
After another round of foursomes and fourball matches Saturday, the biennial competition will close Sunday with eight singles matches. The United States needs 10 points to retain the Cup, and Britain and Ireland needs 10 1/2 to reclaim it. The U.S. leads the series 28-7-3, winning 13-7 in 2014 in St. Louis.
U.S. Women's Amateur champion Hannah O'Sullivan and Mariel Galdiano also won a four-ball match for the United States, beating Northern Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey and England's Charlotte Thomas 1 up. The 18-year-old O'Sullivan is from Chandler, Arizona, and the 17-year-old Galdiano is from Pearl City, Hawaii.
England's Bronte Law played in two winning matches for Britain and Ireland. The UCLA player teamed with Northern Mehaffey to edge O'Sullivan and Galdiano 2 and 1 in the morning, and joined Ireland's Leona Maguire in the afternoon to top UCLA teammates Bethany Wu and Sierra Brooks 4 and 3.