2022 Curtis Cup Match: How to watch, match schedule and who’s playing at Merion GC

Team USA celebrates with the Curtis Cup trophy after their win over Team Great Britain and Ireland.
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The 42nd Curtis Cup Match – the biennial women’s amateur competition between golfers from the U.S. vs. players from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) – kicks off Friday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Penn., just northwest of downtown Philadelphia.

The eight-player teams, led respectively by USA’s Sarah LeBrun Ingram and England’s Elaine Ratcliffe, will compete in 20 matches over three days, June 10-12, with two sessions each of four-ball and foursomes play and eight singles matches. The winning team must accumulate at least 101⁄2 points to win the Cup. The Americans have won the last two matches, in 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic) and 2018, and lead the overall series 30-8-3.

Read on for the full competition schedule, details on the tournament format, plus a few fast facts about 2022 Curtis Cup Match.

How to watch the 2022 Curtis Cup Match

NBC Sports will have 17 hours of live coverage of the 42nd Curtis Cup Match on Golf Channel and Peacock beginning Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12 (all times EDT). On Friday and Saturday, the Curtis Cup will feature three morning four-ball matches and three afternoon foursomes (alternate-shot) matches. Sunday will feature eight singles matches. All matches will be 18 holes; all times local/ET (times subject to change).

Thursday, June 9 Opening ceremony Golf Channel 6:05-7 p.m.
Friday, June 10 Four-ball matches Golf Channel 9 a.m.-noon
Friday, June 10 Foursomes Peacock 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 Four-ball matches Peacock 10-11 a.m.
Saturday, June 11 Four-ball matches Golf Channel 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 Foursomes Peacock 4-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 Foursomes Golf Channel 5-7 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 Singles matches Peacock 2-5 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 Singles matches Golf Channel 5-7 p.m.

What is the format and scoring for the 2022 Curtis Cup Match?

The Curtis Cup Match uses the match-play format throughout the tournament, which consists of 20 matches over three days. The winning team must accumulate at least 10 1⁄2 points to win the Cup. The Curtis Cup includes six foursomes matches, six four-ball matches and eight singles matches. All matches are worth one point each, with ties resulting in 1⁄2 point to each team. If the two teams are deadlocked at the end of singles play the Cup will be retained by the holder, in this case the U.S.

MATCH PLAY: Match play is a form of golf competition where a player (or players) plays directly against an opponent (or opponents) in a head-to-head match. A hole is won by completing it in the fewest number of strokes, and a match is won when when one side is winning by more holes than remain to be played. You (or your opponent) may concede a stroke, a hole, or even the match to each other. If your next stroke has been conceded, you are permitted to putt out, unless this will help your partner (for example, by showing them the line for their putt). In match play, players are not required to keep a scorecard – scorecards are only required in stroke play.

FOURSOMES: Foursomes is a match in which two players compete against two other players in an alternate-shot format, with each side playing just one ball. The players take turns hitting the tee shots, with one player hitting them on the odd-numbered holes, the other on the even-numbered holes.

FOUR-BALL: In a match-play competition, a four-ball consists of two teams of two players competing directly against each other. All four golfers play their own balls throughout the round (rather than alternating shots); each hole is won by the team whose member has the lowest score.

SCORING: A victory in each match scores one point. In the event a match goes 18 holes without a winner, a half-point is awarded to each team. The team that scores the most points wins the Curtis Cup Match trophy. In the event of a tie, the team that won the previous match retains the Curtis Cup.

Who is playing in the 2022 Curtis Cup Match?

TEAM USA: The U.S. team comprises three Curtis Cup rookies and five returning players from the 2021 winning team. Sarah LeBrun Ingram, who captained the victorious 2021 squad, returns to lead the U.S. team at Merion. As a player, Ingram competed in three Curtis Cup Matches in 1992, 1994, and 1996, posting a 2-4-1 record.

U.S. roster (name, age, hometown, match record, World Amateur Golf Ranking):

  • Amari Avery, 18, Riverside, Calif., rookie, WAGR No. 15
  • Jensen Castle, 21, West Columbia, S.C.; overall record: 1-1-2; WAGR No. 55
  • Megha Ganne, 18, Holmdel, N.J., rookie; WAGR No. 17
  • Rachel Heck, 20, Memphis, Tenn.; overall record: 2-2-1; WAGR No. 4
  • Rachel Kuehn, 20, Asheville, N.C.; overall record: 3-1-0; WAGR No. 11
  • Emilia Migliaccio, 23, Cary, N.C.; overall record: 2-2-0; WAGR No. 19
  • Latanna Stone, 20, Riverview, Fla., rookie; WAGR No. 42
  • Rose Zhang, 19, Irvine, Calif.; overall record: 4-0-1, WAGR No. 1

TEAM GB&I: Great Britain and Ireland brings a veteran team to Merion, with six returning players and two Curtis Cup rookies. England’s Elaine Ratcliffe, who captained the 2021 squad, is returning to lead the GB&I team. As a player, Ratcliffe competed in two Curtis Cup Matches, in 1996 and 1998, posting a 3-1-2 record.

GB&I roster (name, age, hometown, match record, World Amateur Golf Ranking):

  • Hannah Darling, 18, Broomieknowe, Scotland; overall record: 2-1-2; WAGR No. 14
  • Louise Duncan, 22, West Kilbride, Scotland; overall record: 0-3-1; WAGR No. 48
  • Annabell Fuller, 19, Roehampton, England; overall record: 3-5-0 (two teams); WAGR No. 44
  • Charlotte Heath, 20, Huddersfield, England; overall record: 1-2-0; WAGR No. 59
  • Caley McGinty, 21, Knowle, England; overall record: 3-1-1; WAGR No. 10
  • Emily Price, 22, Ludlow, England, rookie; WAGR No. 76
  • Lauren Walsh, 21, Castlewarden, Ireland; overall record: 1-2-0; WAGR No. 46
  • Amelia Williamson, 21, Sheringham, England, rookie; WAGR No. 47

Refresher: Team U.S. extends series lead with victory at 2021 Curtis Cup Match

After being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 41st Curtis Cup Match was held Aug. 26-28, 2021, at Conwy Golf Club in Conwy, Wales. The U.S. rallied from a three-point deficit after the first day to defeat Team GB&I, 12 1⁄2 to 7 1⁄2. GB&I opened strong, leading 4 1⁄2 to 1 1⁄2 after the first day of play, but the U.S. mounted a comeback on the second day to tie the match at six points apiece heading into Sunday’s singles matches.

The Americans dominated on the final day, winning six of the eight singles matches to secure their first Curtis Cup win on foreign soil since 2008, when they won at the Old Course at St. Andrews. The winning point was recorded by Wake Forest standout Rachel Kuehn, whose mother Brenda Corrie Kuehn achieved the same distinction in the 1998 Curtis Cup Match at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn.

Officially named “The Women’s International Cup,” the trophy for the Curtis Cup Match was officially presented in 1932 by Harriot and Margaret Curtis, sisters who won the U.S. Women’s Amateur four times between them. The cup, a silver bowl of Paul Revere design, is inscribed: “To stimulate friendly rivalry among the women golfers of many lands.” The cup was first presented in 1927 to give momentum to the competition, but play didn’t begin until 1932, largely because of financial reasons.

After this year, the Curtis Cup will return to a biennial schedule, with the 43rd Curtis Cup scheduled for 2024 at Sunningdale Golf Club in England.

The NBC golf research team contributed to this report.

2023 March Madness: Utah Utes engineer dramatic turnaround for third-ever Sweet Sixteen appearance

Members of the Utah Utes celebrate their win over the Princeton Tigers in the second round of the NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament.
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The No. 2-seeded Utah (27-4) women’s basketball team held off a pesky 10th-seeded Princeton squad on Sunday, winning 63-56 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships for the first time since 2005-06 and just the third time in the program’s history.

“I’m proud of our team,” said eighth-year head coach Lynne Roberts after the second-round win at Utah’s Hunstman Center. “We set out to do this a year ago. We lost in this game at University of Texas and the goal was to be able to host (this year) so that we could have that home-court advantage and it made a difference.”

Utah’s fourth-year junior Alissa Pili backed up her recent second-team All-American honor with another 20-plus-point performance, scoring 28 on 8-for 13 shooting with 10 rebounds and going 11-for 13 on free throws. Sophomore forward Jenna Johnson added 15 points and six rebounds.

There’s been a lot of talk this weekend about how the Utes’ previous few seasons have ended – beginning with a rough 14-17 season that was cut short in 2020 due to the pandemic, followed by an abysmal 5-16 record in 2020-21. But the tide turned last year, as Utah rebounded with a 21-12 season that ended with a 78-56 loss to Texas in Austin in the second round of the NCAA tournament one year ago.

So, what changed?

“Last year, everyone was new to the NCAA tournament, so I think everyone was just experiencing it for the first time,” mused Johnson. “Losing in the second round last year, we’re definitely a lot hungrier this year, and then obviously hosting in Salt Lake, it’s fun just being in your own environment, to be around your own fans. I think it gives us an elevated level of confidence, both knowing what it’s like it play in this tournament and also getting to be at home.”

“Yeah, freshman year was kind of rough,” added third-year sophomore Kennady McQueen, who chipped in nine points Sunday. “We did experience losing a lot. … Coach Roberts, she said we are not going to have another season like that. We all stood behind her — the people that stayed — and brought in great people like starting last year with Jenna and Gi (Gianna Kneepkens) and people like that who have had a huge impact in helping us to where we are today. …

“When you get together a group of people that have the same goal in mind and will do make anything to make it happen, I think that’s where we have seen our success rate going up. This past offseason, we just kept getting better, and of course, the addition of the Alissa Pili really helped. When you bring a group of girls that have the same dream and same goal at the end of the year and doesn’t care about personal stats more than winning, I think we get the season that we have today, and it prepares us for deep run in March.”

In particular, McQueen believe it was Utah’s improvement in their defense that was crucial to the turnaround. “Everyone knows how good we are on offense, but if we can’t get stops, it doesn’t matter how good you are on offense,” she said. “So that’s just been a key the whole past off-season and all of this season — just getting better on defense.”

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Roberts credits their defensive improvement with a “philosophical mindset change,” explaining, “We worked on [defense] a lot differently, a lot more intentionally. Strategically we made some changes of how we are going to defend, and I won’t bore you with that. But there was a lot, just different things because you have to play to your strengths. You can’t be a run-and-jump pressing team if you don’t have the depth and athletes to do it. You can’t be a zone team if you are not super big. You have to figure out what fits your personnel, and so that’s what we did.”

There’s also the undeniable impact of Pili, a transfer from USC who has found her stride as a Ute, where she recently was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year.

“She kind of is the straw that stirs the drink for us right now,” said Roberts of the 21-year-old Alaska native. “She’s a nightmare to defend because she can shoot the three, and she’s also really athletic and mobile, so it doesn’t matter who we are playing. I think you have to gameplan for her. But then with her three-point shooting, you know, you have to pick your poison.”

But Roberts also gave plenty of kudos to Johnson, whom she describes as “phenomenal.”

“She’s 19 going on 40,” Roberts said of Johnson. “She’s the most mature, even-keeled consistent player we have. What I love about her is she is who she is. She’s confident in who she is. She knows who she is. She also is incredibly busy off the court.

“We were talking as we were getting ready to watch film, just shooting the breeze a bunch of us, we were talking about movies. And she was like, Oh, I don’t watch movies. Why not? I don’t have time. I get bored. What do you mean you don’t have time? Do you watch shows? No, I don’t ever watch TV. It is because she is doing all of these other extracurricular activities.”

As for guiding to the Utes to becoming a championship program, Roberts still sees it as an uphill battle – but one that she and her players are ready for.

“I always use the analogy of pushing the boulder up the hill,” she said. “And doing things for the first time, you have to have that mindset. You have to keep pushing. It’s been incredibly fun to see the support, and I think the swell is a perfect word for it. Most importantly, our players feel it.

“This is why you play, right? And it means so much. I know I say it over and over, but this is not going to be a flash-in-the-pan [season]. This isn’t going to be a ‘Oh, remember that year they had such an incredible year?’ We are going to keep doing it.”

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2023 March Madness: Updated bracket, scores and schedule for NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship


Editor’s note: We’ll keep this page updated, so be sure to check back here for winners, scores and next-round details as the tournament progresses.

The bracket for 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship is officially set and defending champion South Carolina earned the No. 1 overall seed for the second straight season. A total of 68 teams will see tournament action, beginning with the “First Four” games on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by Round 1 play kicking off on Friday.

On Her Turf has compiled the matchups, sites and schedule for the tournament, which culminates Sunday, April 2 with the title game from American Airlines Center in Dallas.

2023 tournament No. 1 seeds:

  • South Carolina Gamecocks
  • Indiana Hoosiers
  • Virginia Tech Hokies
  • Stanford Cardinal

Last four teams in the tournament:

  • Illinois
  • Mississippi State
  • Purdue
  • St. John’s

First four teams out of the tournament:

  • Columbia
  • Kansas
  • UMass
  • Oregon

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‘First Four’ game schedule

Wednesday, March 15

  • 7 p.m. ET: 11. Illinois vs. 11. Mississippi State (South Bend, Indiana)
    • Winner: Mississippi State, 70-56
  • 9 p.m. ET: 16 Southern U vs. 16 Sacred Heart (Stanford, California)
    • Winner: Sacred Heart, 57-47

Thursday, March 16

  • 7 p.m. ET: 11 Purdue vs. 11 St. John’s (Columbus, Ohio)
    • Winner: St. John’s, 66-64
  • 9 p.m. ET: 16 Tennessee Tech vs. 16 Monmouth (Greenville, S.C.)
    • Winner: Tennessee Tech, 79-69

Bracket, schedule* by region 

*Includes scores, game time and TV network, if available


Columbia, S.C.

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 1. South Carolina 72, 16. Norfolk State 40
    • 8. South Florida 67, 9. Marquette 65
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 1. South Carolina 76, 8. South Florida, 45

Los Angeles, California

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Oklahoma 85, 12. Portland 63
    • 4. UCLA 67, 13. Sacramento State 45
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 4. UCLA vs. 5. Oklahoma, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

South Bend, Indiana

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 6. Creighton 66, 11. Mississippi State 81 (First Four winner)
    • 3. Notre Dame 82, 14. Southern Utah 56
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 3. Notre Dame 53, 11. Mississippi State 48

College Park, Maryland

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 7. Arizona 75, 10. West Virginia 62
    • 2. Maryland 93, 15. Holy Cross 61
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 2. Maryland 77, 7. Arizona 64


Bloomington, Indiana

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 1. Indiana 77, 16. Tennessee Tech 47 (First Four winner)
    • 8. Oklahoma State 61, 9. Miami 62 (FL)
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 1. Indiana vs. 9. Miami, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Villanova, Pennsylvania

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Washington State 63, 12. FGCU 74
    • 4. Villanova 76, 13. Cleveland State 59
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 12. FGCU vs. 4. Villanova, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 6. Michigan 71, 11. UNLV 59
    • 3. LSU 73, 14. Hawaii 50
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 6. Michigan vs. 3. LSU, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 7. N.C. State 63, 10. Princeton 64
    • 2. Utah 103, 15. Gardner-Webb 77
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 2. Utah vs. 10. Princeton, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)


 Blacksburg, Virginia

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 1. Virginia Tech 58, 16. Chattanooga 33
    • 8. Southern California 57, 9. South Dakota State 62
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 1. Virginia Tech 72, South Dakota State, 60

Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Iowa State 73, 12. Toledo 80
    • 4. Tennessee 95, 13. Saint Louis 50
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 12. Toledo vs. 4. Tennessee, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Columbus, Ohio

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 6. North Carolina 61, 11. St. John’s  59 (First Four winner)
    • 3. Ohio State 80, 14. James Madison 66
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 3. Ohio State vs. 6. North Carolina, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Storrs, Connecticut

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 7. Baylor 78, 10. Alabama 74
    • 2. UConn 95, 15. Vermont 52
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 2. UConn vs. 7. Baylor, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)


Stanford, California

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 1. Stanford 92, 16. Sacred Heart 49 (First Four winner)
    • 8. Ole Miss 71, 9. Gonzaga 48
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 1. Stanford vs. 8. Ole Miss, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Austin, Texas 

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 5. Louisville 83, 12. Drake 81
    • 4. Texas 79, 13. East Carolina 40
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 4. Texas vs. 5. Louisville, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Durham, N.C. 

  • Round 1 — Saturday, March 18:
    • 6. Colorado 82, 11. Middle Tennessee State 60
    • 3. Duke 89, 14. Iona 49
  • Round 2 — Monday, March 20:
    • 3. Duke vs. Colorado, 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Iowa City, Iowa 

  • Round 1 — Friday, March 17:
    • 7. Florida State 54, 10. Georgia 66
    • 2. Iowa 95, 15. Southeastern Louisiana 43
  • Round 2 — Sunday, March 19:
    • 2. Iowa 74, 10. Georgia 66

Regionals/Final Four schedule, how to watch

Sweet 16: Friday and Saturday, March 24-25; Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., host: Southern Conference and Furman; and Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, hosts: Seattle and Seattle Sports Commission

Elite 8: Sunday and Monday, March 26-27; Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., host: Southern Conference and Furman; and Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, hosts: Seattle and Seattle Sports Commission

Final 4: Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN); American Airlines Center, Dallas; hosts: Big 12 Conference and Dallas Sports Commission

Championship Game: Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m. ET (ABC); American Airlines Center, Dallas; hosts: Big 12 Conference and Dallas Sports Commission

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