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Curtis Cup changes format, expands to three days

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, Ore.