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Published August 09 2012

Amy Anderson falls to No. 1 golfer at U.S. Amateur

Forum staff reports

CLEVELAND – Amy Anderson’s bid for a U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship came to an end Thursday with a match-play loss to the top-ranked woman in the world.

Anderson, a North Dakota State senior from Oxbow, lost 3 and 2 in the round of 32 to 15-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand.

Anderson, who won a dramatic first-round match over Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand on Wednesday, was 1-up on Ko after 11 holes. But Ko won four of the next five holes to advance to the round of 16.

Ko evened the match on the par-5, No. 12 hole when her birdie outdid Anderson’s par. Ko went 1-up with a birdie on the par-4 13th hole, which Anderson parred.

After both golfers parred the par-3 No. 14, Ko went 2-up on the par-4 15th, which she parred and Anderson bogeyed. Ko ended the match on the par-5 16th, which she birdied and Anderson parred.