Park, Kim Help Team USA Take Early Curtis Cup Lead
June 6, 2014
USC sophomores Annie Park and Kyung Kim both had strong first days to help the USA take a 5-1 lead over Great Britain and Ireland during the opening day of the three-day Curtis Cup at the St. Louis C.C. on Friday (June 6).
Kim paired with UCLA's Alison Lee to win their four-ball match, 4 & 3, while Park teamed with Mississippi State's Ally McDonald for another 4 & 3 win.
Park then teamed with Bruin Erynne Lee in a foursome match for a 3&1 win, America's lone foursome victory. The other two were halved. Kim did not play in a foursome match Friday, but had multiple birdies during her four-ball round.
The Curtis Cup, a biennial competition between the USA and GB&I which dates to 1932 and is conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Ladies Golf Union (LGU), continues with three foursomes matches on Friday morning. The identical format will take place on Saturday, with eight singles matches scheduled for Sunday.
Kim is a two-time WGCA All-American first teamer while Park was a first-team pick in 2013 and a second-teamer in 2014. Kim broke USC's school record for rounds in the 60s with 11 this season while Park also broke the previous record and finished with 12. Park's 71.50 stroke average was just off the school-record she set last year with 71.36.
Results for the Curtis Cup are here.