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McCurdy and the US move up

BY ANDRES FOCIL
McCurdy and the US move up

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas senior Amanda McCurdy helped the United States move up three spots into a tie for ninth after second round action at the Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, Thursday. The El Dorado, Ark., native was one of two collegiate American women selected to represent the United States at the prestigious invitation-only event. Consided the Olympics of amateur golf, The Spirit is a combined men’s and women’s event with four athletes, two male and two female, on each of the 24 international teams in the field. The biennial event is in its third year of existence and the 72-hole event saw the Americans move up in the second round. The tournament format features 72 holes of four ball stroke play with the combined men’s and women’s teams four ball score used to determine the International Team Champion. McCurdy and teammate Paige Mackenzie bettered their first round 71 with a 68 today helping the U.S. women move into a tie for sixth place overall. The combined men’s and women’s team vaulted to third place behind England and South Africa after two rounds of play. McCurdy continues play Friday before returning home to lead the University of Arkansas at the lone home event of the season, the Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational at Pinnacle Country Club. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.

Spirit International LeaderBoard Combined Mens and Womens Team Standings
Course : Whispering Pines Golf Club
current positionteamscoringroundstotal score
to parthrutoday12
1England-20F-9133135268
2South Africa-18F-5131139270
3United States of America-17 F -10 137 134 271
T4Austria-16F-10138134272
T4Mexico-16F-10138134272
T6Germany-15F-6135138273
T6Sweden-15F-5134139273
T8Korea-14F-6136138274
T8Argentina-14F-11141133274
10Canada-13F-7138137275
11Italy-12F-3135141276
T12Netherlands-11F-3136141277
T12Chile-11F-6139138277
14Australia-10F+1133145278
15Colombia-7FE137144281
16Wales-6F-4142140282
T17Philippines-2F-4146140286
T17Finland-2F-5147139286
T19Chinese Taipei+1F+4141148289
T19New Zealand+1F+1144145289
T19Switzerland+1F+4141148289
22Scotland+4FE148144292
23Puerto Rico+19F+15148159307
24Russian FederationW

Team Leader Board
Course:Whispering Pines Golf Club: Women’s Tees Par 72 – 6380 yards
current positionteamscoringroundstotal score
to parthrutoday12
T1England-11F -46568133
T1Sweden-11F -56667133
3South Africa-8F -36769136
T4Austria-7F -57067137
T4Mexico-7F -77265137
T6Chile-6F -57167138
T6 United States of America -6 F -5 71 67 138
8Australia-5F +16673139
T9Argentina-4F -27070140
T9Germany-4F -16971140
T9Korea-4F -16971140
12Netherlands-3F -17071141
13Italy-2F -17171142
14Colombia-1F -17271143
T15Canada+1F -17471145
T15Wales+1F E7372145
T17Chinese Taipei+3F +47176147
T17Scotland+3F +17473147
T19New Zealand+4F +37375148
T19Philippines+4F +27474148
T19Switzerland+4F +67078148
22Finland+6F -17971150
23Puerto Rico+13F +97681157
Russian FederationDNFF8474DNF



Sports Category : Golf (W)