Curtis Cup to Change Format Beginning in 2008

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LONDON -- The Curtis Cup, the women's amateur golf competition between the United States and Britain and Ireland, is changing its format.
 
The biennial event will be played over three days, instead of two, beginning in 2008 at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.
 
In announcing the change Friday, the British-based Ladies' Golf Union said the new format would feature three foursomes (alternate shot) and three fourball (better ball) matches over the first two days. Eight singles matches will be played on the final day.
 
Under the old format, three foursomes (alternate shot) and six singles matches were played each day.
 
The U.S. team won the event three months ago at the Dunes Golf Club in Bandon, Oregon.
 
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