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Published July 07, 2011, 06:33 PM

Anderson leads US Women's Open

Colorado Springs, CO (WDAY TV) - She's playing against the best players in the world, in the most prestigious tournament in the world. And Amy Anderson is tied for the lead.

But today, Anderson made all that...an afterthought, as the NDSU junior teed off at the premier event in women’s golf, the US Open. It's being played at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Anderson teed off at 10 this morning, went out and shot 2 under on the frontside. Included was this great approach on 9 which led to a short birdie putt. She then parred the first three holes in the back. Weather then moved in, lots of lightning, and play was suspended with Anderson in the lead after 12 holes.

The amateur, in her first ever pro event, sits tied with 2007 US Open winner Cristie Kerr at minus 2. Three other players sit one back. After play was halted, Anderson was the first player ESPN interviewed on the air...

Announcer: “Did you see this coming at all?”

Amy: “Not at all. I was surprised this morning because I wasn't really nervous but then I stepped up on the first tee and they announced mina's name, she was right before me, and all of a sudden it hit me. My heart started racing and I was so nervous. But then I piped my first drive right down the middle so that settled me down a little bit. Didn't see this coming though.”

I don't know if anyone did!. Anderson turns 19 on Sunday.

Amy Anderson has done some special things in her golf career. But even she couldn't have expected this. The 18 year old from Oxbow teed off this morning at the Womens U-S Open in Colorado Springs. An amateur playing in her first pro tournament, she went out and shot 2 under on the front, 2 birdies, no bogeys, thanks to shots like this...she then parred the first 3 holes on the backside, to get to 2-under par. That's when play was suspended for the day due to inclement weather. So at golf's toughest test, the US Open, she's leading in the first round...

Amy Anderson – Tied for Lead at U.S. Open at -2: “This is by far the longest course I’ve ever played, it does play a little shorter due to the altitude but it is intimidating. I’m hitting a lot of hybrids, long irons into the greens. So it's definitely difficult.”

With play suspended for the day, Anderson will go to sleep tonight with the lead at the US Open.Oxbow's Amy Anderson continues to raise bar. The first female to make the championship flight at the pine to palm, where she eventually finished 2nd...to winning the 2009 US Girls Junior Amateur...to making the NCAA National Tournament and finishing 12th...

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