Emilee Klein of Studio City, the women’s NCAA champion from Arizona State, defeated Janice Moodie of Scotland, 3 and 2, Saturday to help the the United States hold a 5-4 lead after the first day of matches in the 28th Curtis Cup in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Klein also teamed with Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickely, Pa., to beat Kirsty Speak and Mhairi McKay, 7 and 5, in a foursomes match.
The Curtis Cup is a biennial competition matching women amateur golfers from the United States against their counterparts from Britain and Ireland.
Saturday’s play featured six players from each team in match play in the morning and three two-woman teams alternating shots in the afternoon. The competition concludes today.
After two solid early rounds, Heidi Voorhees of Valley Village shot a disappointing seven-over-par 79 in the third round of the LPGA Ping-Welch’s Championship at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, Mass., and fell to the back of the pack.
Voorhees, the only amateur in the draw, trails leader Helen Alfredsson of Sweden, who is eight-under. Voorhees, a graduate of USC, shot a par-72 and a one-under-71 in her first two rounds.
Play concludes today.
Gail Castro, a Crescenta Valley High graduate, and Elaine Roque defeated Marie Andersson and Marla O’Hara of Agoura Hills, 15-5, in second-round play of the Long Beach Volleyfest ’94 before falling to Barbra Fontana and Lori Kotas-Forsythe, 15-9, in the semifinals.
Castro and Roque will face Deb Richardson and Dennie Shupryt-Knoop in a consolation-bracket match today at 9 a.m.
The Santa Clarita Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 16, directed by College of the Canyons coaches Lee Smelser (men) and Greg Herrick (women), runs tomorrow through Friday.
The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Information: 805-259-7800, ext. 200.