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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 position team scoring rounds total score
to par thru today 1 2
1 England -20 F -9 133 135 268
2 South Africa -18 F -5 131 139 270
3 United States of America -17 F -10 137 134 271
T4 Austria -16 F -10 138 134 272
T4 Mexico -16 F -10 138 134 272
T6 Germany -15 F -6 135 138 273
T6 Sweden -15 F -5 134 139 273
T8 Korea -14 F -6 136 138 274
T8 Argentina -14 F -11 141 133 274
10 Canada -13 F -7 138 137 275
11 Italy -12 F -3 135 141 276
T12 Netherlands -11 F -3 136 141 277
T12 Chile -11 F -6 139 138 277
14 Australia -10 F +1 133 145 278
15 Colombia -7 F E 137 144 281
16 Wales -6 F -4 142 140 282
T17 Philippines -2 F -4 146 140 286
T17 Finland -2 F -5 147 139 286
T19 Chinese Taipei +1 F +4 141 148 289
T19 New Zealand +1 F +1 144 145 289
T19 Switzerland +1 F +4 141 148 289
22 Scotland +4 F E 148 144 292
23 Puerto Rico +19 F +15 148 159 307
24 Russian Federation W

Team Leader Board
Course:Whispering Pines Golf Club: Women’s Tees Par 72 – 6380 yards
current position team scoring rounds total score
to par thru today 1 2
T1 England -11 F -4 65 68 133
T1 Sweden -11 F -5 66 67 133
3 South Africa -8 F -3 67 69 136
T4 Austria -7 F -5 70 67 137
T4 Mexico -7 F -7 72 65 137
T6 Chile -6 F -5 71 67 138
T6 United States of America -6 F -5 71 67 138
8 Australia -5 F +1 66 73 139
T9 Argentina -4 F -2 70 70 140
T9 Germany -4 F -1 69 71 140
T9 Korea -4 F -1 69 71 140
12 Netherlands -3 F -1 70 71 141
13 Italy -2 F -1 71 71 142
14 Colombia -1 F -1 72 71 143
T15 Canada +1 F -1 74 71 145
T15 Wales +1 F E 73 72 145
T17 Chinese Taipei +3 F +4 71 76 147
T17 Scotland +3 F +1 74 73 147
T19 New Zealand +4 F +3 73 75 148
T19 Philippines +4 F +2 74 74 148
T19 Switzerland +4 F +6 70 78 148
22 Finland +6 F -1 79 71 150
23 Puerto Rico +13 F +9 76 81 157
Russian Federation DNF F 84 74 DNF



Sports Category : Golf (W)