The Commercial Appeal

England wins Curtis cup

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Bronte Law became the second player in Curtis Cup history to go 5-0, beating Mika Liu 2 up on Sunday in Britain and Ireland’s 11 ½-8 ½ victory over the United States in Dublin, Ireland.

Four points ahead after taking five of six matches Saturday at Dun Laoghaire, Britain and Ireland added 3 ½ points in the eight singles matches to win the biennial competitio­n for only the third time in 20 years.

Law, the 21-year-old English player who will be a senior at UCLA, joined American Stacy Lewis as the only players to go 5-0 in a single Curtis Cup. Lewis did it in 2008 at St. Andrews.

“The team was just incredible,” said Law, the Annika Award winner this year as the top college player. “For me, coming into this, a lot of people had written us off. ... For me to end it this way it’s probably going to be my last Curtis Cup is just a dream. I am so proud to just represent my country.”

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