The first day of the 2021 Curtis Cup was taken by Great Britain and Ireland (Team GB&I) in borderline dominant fashion. The team led 4 1/2 to 1 1/2, meaning it won four of the six pairings straight up, lost one and tied the other. All signs were pointing to Team GB&I continuing the recent history of trading wins in this biannual tournament with Team USA, who won in 2018. But, the world No. 1 Rose Zhang turned the tide.
With the tournament knotted up at 6-6, who is going to come out on top?
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Date: Aug. 28, 2021
Time: 4:45 a.m. ET
TV Channel: The Golf Channel
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The story of the tournament has been Zhang. After Team USA fell down 4.5-0.5, she won the final pairing of Day 1 then came out and won both of her pairings on Day 2:
Zhang in her matchups is 3-0-1, winning Team USA 3 1/2 of its six points. Without her, this could have been a runaway victory for Team GB&I.
Heading into the third and final round of the tournament, the matchups go from twosomes to single, head-to-head matchups across the board. There are eight overall matchups that will stagger throughout the morning, starting with Jensen Castle (USA) vs. Hannah Darling (GB&I).
From there you will see Rachel Heck (USA) vs. Lauren Walsh (GB&I), Brooke Matthews (USA) vs. Charlotte Heath (GB&I), Rachel Kuehn (USA) vs. Louise Duncan (GB&I), Allisen Corpuz (USA) vs. Annabel Wilson (GB&I), Gina Kim (USA) vs. Caley McGinty (GB&I), Emilia Migliaccio (USA) vs. Annabell Fuller (GB&I) before the final pairing, which is going to be the highlight of the day, Zhang (USA) vs. Emily Toy (GB&I).
Eight total pairings in a tied up Curtis Cup, who is going to make the difference for their team?
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