In what looks to be a glorious day for golf – sunny skies and temperatures in the upper-60s – the 2010 Curtis Cup Match officially got underway Friday morning at Essex County Club with three foursomes (alternate shot) matches.
Rachel Jennings of Great Britain and Ireland struck the first tee shot at 9 a.m. and ripped a drive into the left portion of the first fairway. She is paired with Sally Watson, who just completed her freshman season at Stanford University.
Jennifer Johnson of La Quinta, Calif., followed with an equally impressive drive. Johnson, who just finished her freshman year at Arizona State University, is paired with reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion Jennifer Song of Ann Arbor, Mich. Song finished her sophomore season at the University of Southern California and is competing in her final amateur competition. She will turn pro after the Match.