Holly Clyburn targets USA matchplay spot

first_img18 Jul 2012 Holly Clyburn targets USA matchplay spot Curtis Cup star Holly Clyburn has made the first cut at the North and South women’s championship at Pinehurst in the USA – and now targets a top 16 place to qualify for the matchplay. After yesterday’s second round the Woodhall Spa player was in a share of 17th place after adding a four-over par 76 to her first round 72. Holly was three-over par for her first nine yesterday, but two birdies in the second half meant she dropped just one shot on the way home. The field was cut after the second round to the top 60 players and ties. The stroke play rounds are being played on Pinehurst No 8, while the matchplay will take place on the historic No 2 course.   Curtis Cup star starts transatlantic campaign 18 July 2012 Curtis Cup star Holly Clyburn has begun a transatlantic campaign with a level par start in the women’s North and South amateur championship at Pinehurst in North Carolina. Her 72 on the No 8 course was a fine achievement after she scored a triple bogey eight on the second hole. However, she also had six birdies in her round and was two under for the second nine. Her score puts her in a share of eighth place and just three shots off the lead. After two more qualifying rounds the top 60 players and ties will move to the historic No 2 course for the matchplay event. Holly, an England international from Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, is spending a month in the USA playing golf. She will move on to the US women’s amateur championship at Cleveland golf and country club in Ohio from 6-8 Aug. As a Curtis Cup player she was exempt from qualifying. The 21-year-old played all five sessions of the Curtis Cup match at Nairn in June, winning three points and helping GB&I win the trophy for the first time in 16 years. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img