Hull and team-mates savour Curtis Cup success

Kettering Golf Club Big Interview Charley Hull.'24/08/11
Kettering Golf Club Big Interview Charley Hull.'24/08/11

Charley Hull and her Great Britain & Ireland team-mates have been celebrating winning the Curtis Cup for the first time since 1996.

The Kettering starlet won her singles match against Lindy Duncan on Sunday as the hosts completed an impressive fightback to edge out the Americans for a 10½-9½ victory at Nairn.

The victory completed an unprecedented clean sweep of major trophies for Europe following victories in the Ryder, Solheim and Walker Cups.

The home side were still a point behind going into the eight concluding singles but Kelly Tidy, Amy Boulden and Holly Clyburn took the first three games, then 16-year-old Hull beat Duncan and Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow achieved the match-winning point by beating Amy Anderson 4&2.

Captain Tegwen Matthews said: “This is the best day in my whole life.

“It is a very special moment too to think that we now have the Curtis Cup, the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup and the Solheim Cup in our possession on this side of the Atlantic.

“It is majestic that the GB and I women’s amateur team completed the set.”