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Updated Apr 30, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Curtis Cup matches open Friday in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first black U.S. Curtis Cup player, Mariah Stackhouse is focused on making a lot more history this weekend at St. Louis Country Club.

“To be the first African-American on the Curtis Cup team is amazing,” the 20-year-old Stanford player said. “I don’t look at myself as a trail blazer. But I think that it is really cool.”

The biennial event against Britain and Ireland opens Friday at the Charles Blair Macdonald-designed course. The United States leads the series 27-7-3, but is trying to regain the cup after falling 10

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