Looks like this Curtis Cup Match – as ESPN football analyst Lee Corso likes to say – is going to be closer than the “experts” think. Great Britain and Ireland has come to Essex County Club to play and holds a first-day lead for the first time since 1996. Incidentally, that’s the last time GB&I won.
The USA’s six-Match win streak could be in jeopardy. But let’s remember, this is a three-day event. There is a lot of golf left, including the eight singles matches on Sunday.
If anything, the golf has proven to be outstanding. Four of the six matches played today came to the 18th hole. That’s what I call exciting. A few putts dropping here or there and the USA could be the team with the one-point lead. That’s how close this competition is.
I was impressed by the GB&I team’s spirit and fight. After all, only Stanford University freshman Sally Watson has competed on a regular basis in the States. We tend to be a little bias because we have seen the American girls play and know how good their games are.
But as we all know, good golf is played everywhere on the planet now.
I, for one, can’t wait to see what Saturday brings.