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Lewis leads the USA to a 4-2 in the first round of the Curtis Cup

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Lewis leads the USA to a 4-2 in the first round of the Curtis Cup

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Former University of Arkansas golfer Stacy Lewis and her teammates paced the United States to a 4-2 lead after first day action of the 2008 Curtis Cup Match at St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday. Lewis paired with Alison Walshe of Westford, Mass., in one of the morning foursomes playing alternate shot. The duo were two-down to Elizabeth Bennett of England and Jodi Ewart of Scotland after five holes but rallied for a 3-and-1 win. Lewis teamed with Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst winning the USA’s final point of the day with a 3-and-1 victory over Bennett and Florentyna Parker in the afternoon’s four-ball matches. Blumenherst and Tiffany Joh of UCLA picked up a 1-up win in the morning as well. “I did have very high expectations for both of them going into this, so I’m not at all surprised that they played well,” said USA team captain Carol Semple Thompson. “They (Lewis and Blumenherst) teamed well together this afternoon to come back from three down.” Saturday’s play again features three foursomes and three four-ball matches. All eight players for both teams move on to singles play on Sunday. The USA is a four-time winner of the bi-annual Curtis Cup and leads 4-2 after Friday’s play. For more information regarding Razorback women’s golf or University of Arkansas athletics please visit www.LADYBACKS.COM.   Results St. Andrews, Scotland – Results of the first round of foursomes (alternate shot) and four-balls (best ball) at the 2008 Curtis Cup Match, played Friday at the par-72, 6,638-yard Old Course at St. Andrews. Foursomes Match 1 Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas, and Alison Walshe, Westford, Mass. (USA) def. Liz Bennett, Sway, England, and Jodi Ewart, Middleham, England (GB&I), 3 and 1 Match 2 Sally Watson, Elie, Scotland, and Michele Thomson, Ellon, Scotland (GB&I) def. Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., and Jennie Lee, Henderson, Nev. (USA), 1 up Match 3 Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif. (USA) def. Breanne Loucks, Wrexham, Wales, and Florentyna Parker, Southport, England (GB&I), 1 up Four-balls Match 1 Kimberly Kim, Hilo, Hawaii, and Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif. (USA) def. Carly Booth, Comrie, Scotland, and Michele Thomson, Ellon, Scotland (GB&I), 3 and 2 Match 2 Sally Watson, Elie, Scotland, and Krystle Caithness, Cellardyke, Scotland (GB&) def. Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif., and Meghan Bolger, Oakland Park, Fla. (USA), 3 and 2 Match 3 Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas (USA) def. Florentyna Parker, Southport, England, and Liz Bennett, Sway, England (GB&), 3 and 1 Pairings St. Andrews, Scotland – Pairings for the second round of foursomes (alternate-shot) matches to be played Saturday morning at the par-72, 6,638-yard Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland (times are EDT): Foursomes Match 1 3 a.m. – Carly Booth, Comrie, Scotland, and Breanne Loucks, Wrexham, Wales (GB&I) vs. Kimberly Kim, Hilo, Hawaii and Jennie Lee, Henderson, Nev. (USA) Match 2 3:12 a.m. – Sally Watson, Elie, Scotland, and Krystle Caithness, Cellardyke, Scotland (GB&) vs. Alison Walshe, Westford, Mass., and Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas (USA) Match 3 3:24 a.m. – Liz Bennett, Sway, England and Jodi Ewart, Middleham, England (GB&) vs. Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif. (USA)



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