Junior Player of the Year Paula Creamer of Pleasanton,
Calif., won both of her singles matches (5 &
3, 3 & 2) to help the United States to victory
in the 2004 Curtis Cup.
(June 13): U.S Curtis Cup Team, Garcia, Park All Winners
With a young
squad of AJGA veterans, the U.S. Team retained the Curtis
Cup on Sunday, edging Great Britain & Ireland, 10
and 8. The American side was led by former AJGA player
Annie Thurman, who compiled a 3-1 record during the
Team got off to a rough start Saturday, losing all three
foursome matches in the opening round. In the afternoon
singles, however, they rallied to win five of six matches
to take a 5-4 lead. Sunday morning brought about another
rough foursome outing, as the GB&I Team won two
out of three. Only Thurman and Brittany Lang managed
to score a point for the United States. In Sunday’s
singles matches, the U.S. Team dominated once again,
winning four of six matches to seal the Cup.
on the team included: Thurman, Lang, Liz Janangelo,
recent NCAA champion Sarah Huarte, Erica Blasberg, and
current AJGA players Paula Creamer and Jane Park. Michelle
Wie rounded out the team.
action, Jack Ferguson won the Sunnehanna Amateur, firing
three rounds in the 60s to finish at 7-under-par for
54 holes. Ferguson earned a two-shot victory over fellow
AJGA alum and runner-up Matthew Rosenfeld. In 1998,
Ferguson fired a 7-under-par 63 during AJGA competition
– a record at the time, although it has since
been broken. Ferguson has been attending Clemson, where
he was a 2003 NCAA All-America Second Teamer.
Rosenfeld, two other AJGA alumni finished in the top-five:
Nicholas Thompson (-3), who tied for third; and Michael
Sims (E), who placed fifth.
won for the second time this season on the PGA TOUR
Sunday, capturing the Buick Classic title in a sudden-death
playoff with Rory Sabbatini and Padraig Harrington.
The 24-year-old Garcia was named an honorable mention
Rolex Junior All-American in 1998 after winning the
Marsh Junior at Apawamis.
was the low AJGA alum in the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
The 1996 Rolex Junior Player of the Year put together
four rounds better than par (68-70-70-68–276)
to finish third.
Two of Park’s record-setting 18 AJGA wins came
at the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship.