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05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
The United States leads Great Britain and Ireland 7.5 - 4.5 going into Sunday's final singles matches. The U.S. needs 10 to clinch our sixth consecutive Curtis Cup.

Rising seniors, Amanda Blumenherst and Jennie Lee are representing Duke and their country in this great bi-annual event, hosted this year at the Old Course at St. Andrews.....Amanda talks about her experience, below.

This is excerpted from the Curtis Cup website. http://www.curtiscup.org/

By Beth Murrison

St. Andrews, Scotland Ė Playing the 18th hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews is special no matter what the circumstances.

Imagine doing it in front of several thousand people.

That was the scenario for the USAís Amanda Blumenherst and Tiffany Joh Saturday morning, as they approached the final green in their match against the Great Britain & Irelandís Liz Bennett and Jodi Ewart.

Blumenherst is no stranger to playing in front of large crowds, having competed in several professional events, including two U.S. Womenís Opens and the LPGA Kraft Nabisco, where she was low amateur in 2008. But even she found the experience amazing.

ďI definitely have never experienced anything like it,Ē said Blumenherst, who earned low-amateur honors at the 2006 Womenís Open and was the 2007 U.S. Womenís Amateur runner-up. ďAt the Opens, there are quite a few people but they really arenít there to watch you. Theyíre there to watch the leaders. Here, all these people are just watching four girls come up 18 and thatís just amazing. Itís a great feeling. Itís definitely nerve-wracking. But every golfer growing up dreams of having this opportunity and having that feeling.Ē

Blumenherst did her best to take advantage of the moment, hitting a brilliant approach shot to 15 feet of the flagstick. Joh missed the birdie putt but the teammates were still able to earn a critical half-point.

Good luck tomorrow, ladies....GO USA, GO DUKE!!!

05-31-2008, 11:07 PM
The USA Cup team has a young star named Mina Haragae, from Monterey, California. I see her practice at Poppy Hills Golf Course, near Pebble Beach -- she's the real deal, and headed for DUKE this fall.


06-01-2008, 08:20 AM
U.S. leads seven of eight matches (including one decided). It needs only three victories to win the Curtis Cup.

Amanda two up after 13. Jennie Lee one up after 12.

Here is the link (http://info.lgu.org/tic/tmscores.cgi?tourn=CC08~season=2008~params=P*5ESC~ ). Scroll to the bottom.


06-01-2008, 01:36 PM
It's over......U.S wins 13 - 7 to retain the Curtis Cup!