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Forum staff reports, Published June 08 2012

NDSU's Anderson wins twice, USA golfers lead 4-2 at Curtis Cup

NAIRN, Scotland - North Dakota State golfer Amy Anderson won her first two matches Friday and the United States has a 4-2 lead after the first two rounds of the Curtis Cup at The Nairn Golf Club.

Anderson, from nearby Oxbow who will be a senior at NDSU this fall, won 2-and-1 in foursome play with UCLA's Tiffany Lua over Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law of the Great Britain and Ireland team in the first round.

Anderson played with Emily Tubert of Arkansas in the second round and won 4-and-3 in fourball play over Palmela Pretswell and Charley Hull.

Anderson and Lua of Rowland Heights, Calif., opened their alternate-shot match with a birdie at the par-4 first hole and never trailed enroute to a 2-and-1 victory.

"Tiffany and I really worked well together in alternate shot," said Anderson, the 2009 U.S. Girls' Junior champion. "We didn't get down on oursevles when we hit a bad shot and we really were supportive when things were going good."

Despite troublesome winds and overcast skies, the Americans swept all three of Friday morning's alternate-shot matches. Great Britain and Ireland won two of the fourball matches.

Play continues with the third round Saturday. Anderson and Lua tee off at 2 a.m. (Fargo time) against Pretswell and Hull in the first of three morning matches in foursome play.

The Curtis Cup is a biennial international women's amateur golf competition between eight-player teams from the United State, Great Britain and Ireland. The U.S. team has won seven straight dating back to a 1998 victory in Minneapolis and leads the overall series 27-6-3 since 1932.