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McCurdy wins first round Curtis Cup Match

BY ANDRES FOCIL
McCurdy wins first round Curtis Cup Match

BANDON, Ore. – Former University of Arkansas women’s golfer Amanda McCurdy notched a first-round win helping the United States to a 3-0 in points after morning round action at the 2006 Curtis Cup in Bandon, Ore., Saturday. McCurdy and teammate Virginia Derby Grimes of Merridian, Miss., hung on to beat Martina Gillen and Naomi Edwards, two-up, in the morning sessions. Paige Mackenzie and Amanda Blumenherst recorded an easy five-and-four win whileJane Park and Taylor Leon managed to birdie the last hold for a one-up win giving the Americans the early lead. The Curtis Cup Match is rumored to be the final amateur event for McCurdy who plans to turn professional in the coming months. The Curtis Cup Match is for women’s amateur golfers with a team from the United States and a team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (GB&I). The match is held every two years and alternates between the United States and Great Britain/Ireland. Play concludes Sunday. For more information about the Curtis Cup or Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM. ResultsBandon, Ore. – Results of the first round of Foursomes played Saturday morning at the par 71, 6,221-yard Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort:FoursomesMatch 1 Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash., and Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz. (USA) def. Tricia Mangan, Limerick, Ireland, and Kiran Matharu, Leeds, England (GB&I), 5 and 4.Match 2Virginia Grimes, Meridian, Miss., and
Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark. (USA) def. Martina Gillen, Dublin, Ireland, and Naomi Edwards, Yorkshire, England (GB&I), 2 up.Match 3Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas (USA) def. Claire Coughlan, Cork, Ireland, and Melissa Reid, Derbyshire, England (GB&I), 1 up.PairingsBandon, Ore. – Pairings for the first round of Singles matches to be played Saturday afternoon at the par 71, 6,221-yard Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (times are PDT):1:30 p.m. – Kiran Matharu (GB&I) vs. Jenny Suh (USA 1:40 p.m. – Martina Gillen (GB&I) vs. Jennie Lee (USA)1:50 p.m. – Breanne Loucks (GB&I) vs. Amanda Blumenherst (USA)2:00 p.m. – Melissa Reid (GB&I) vs. Paige Mackenzie (USA)2:10 p.m. – Tara Delaney (GB&I) vs. Jane Park (USA)2:20 p.m. – Claire Coughlin (GB&I) vs. Taylor Leon (USA)



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