GREAT Britain and Ireland's Curtis Cup team staged a stunning comeback at Nairn Golf Club to sink the Americans with a stirring show at the weekend.
Backed by an enthusiastic crowd in the Highland town, GB and I broke the USA's 16-year grip on the premier amateur women's team trophy as their matchplay displays sealed a 10.5-9.5 victory.
Sunday began with the hosts trailing 6.5-5.5, but in a weekend which saw the Olympic torch pass through the venue amid its tour of the north of Scotland, Nairn witnessed a fantastic response from the British and Irish women.
This triumph also means that, amazingly, the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup, the Solheim Cup and now the Curtis Cup are all held by Europe rather than the Americans.
The success was gained by Sunday's turnaround in fortunes which saw GB and I win five of the eight singles contests.
The win was only GB and I's seventh win in 80 years of competition for the Curtis Cup.
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