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08 Curtis Cup
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/16/2008
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Represents U.S. at event May 30-June 1

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TUCSON , Ariz. ?C ?University of Arizona womenˇ?s golfer Alison Walshe was named to the 2008 Curtis Cup team, it was announced Tuesday by the United States Golf Association.

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Walshe, a senior from Westford, Mass., was one of eight amateur golfers selected to represent the United States in the international event at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, May 30-June 1.? The U.S. team will face a squad representing Great Britain and Ireland.

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The Curtis Cup Match, held every other year, features three foursomes (alternate shot) and three four-ball (better ball) matches on the first two days of the event.? The final day features singles matches with all eight players from each side.

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Joining Walshe on Team USA will be Amanda Blumenherst, Meghan Bolger, Mina Harigae, Tiffany Joh, Kimberly Kim, Jennie Lee and Stacey Lewis.? The U.S. will be captained by Carol Semple Thompson.

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The United States has won the last five Curtis Cup Matches and leads the overall series, 25-6-3.? The series began in 1932.

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Walshe won the Harder Hall Invitational on Jan. 6 in addition to winning the North and South Womenˇ?s Amateur Championship last summer.

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A 2007 first team All-American, Walshe leads Arizona with a 71.33 stroke average through five fall events this season.? Ten of her 15 rounds played have been at par or better, including four rounds in the 60s.? Walshe has been the Wildcatsˇ? top finisher in four of five tournaments and finished no lower than 10th in any event this season.

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Arizona opens its spring season, Feb. 11-13, at the Northrop Grumman Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

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