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McCurdy makes finals!

BY ANDRES FOCIL
McCurdy makes finals!

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas rising junior Amanda McCurdy became the first Lady Razorback golfer to reach the championship round of a national tournament by defeating Paula Creamer to advance to the finals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Erie, Pa. McCurdy faces Jane Park of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who defeated Sarah Huarte of Shingle Springs, Calif., on Sunday in a 36-hole final. The match will air on ESPN2 at 2:00 p.m. Central Sunday. As she did in the quarterfinal round, McCurdy got out to a quick start against Creamer, but unlike yesterday’s match continued to pour on the pressure to advance six in two. "Amanda looked really steady today," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "She didn’t make a lot of mistakes and was able to hang in there. Her opponent made a few mistakes early and Amanda made her pay for it." The winner of Sundays match receives a gold medal and custody of the Robert Cox Cup for the ensuing year. The runner-up receives a silver medal. In addition, the champion receives an exemption from sectional qualifying for U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships for the next 10 years. Winner earlier in the month of the state of Arkansas’ amateur title, McCurdy has the chance to add to her growing list of Lady Razorback firsts on Sunday. McCurdy is the first Lady’Back to earn all-conference honors and the first named national player of the week. For more information about Lady Razorback golf log on to www.ladybacks.com



Sports Category : Golf (W)