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Forum and wire reports, Published February 14 2014

Former NDSU golfer Anderson makes cut in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia - Amy Anderson of Oxbow, N.D., shot a second-round 70 to make her first professional cut in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Friday.

Anderson, a former North Dakota State standout, made the cut by two strokes with a two-round total of 142. The LPGA rookie is tied for 49th place. The cut was 144.

Anderson carded four birdies during the round, which included a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 fourth hole.

Sweden's Caroline Hedwall shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Norway's Suzann Pettersen heading into the weekend at the Australian Open.

Hedwall used two eagles to leap past Pettersen, the first-round leader. One of the eagles was a hole in one at the 160-yard par-3 16th hole. Her shot with a 7-iron hit the pin and dropped in the hole.

Two shots off Hedwall's pace is Australian Minjee Lee at 9-under, followed by a group of three golfers at 8-under including No. 4-ranked Lydia Ko.

The top Americans are Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda and Morgan Pressel, who are among five golfers at 7-under. Third-ranked Stacy Lewis is in a tie for 29th at 4-under.

Anderson hit 13 of 14 fairways in the second round and reached 15 greens in regulation. She had 31 putts in her round.

The tournament airs on the Golf Channel Saturday at 4-8 p.m. and Sunday at 4-6 p.m.