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John Garrity
December 11, 1989
With an iron in her hand—a Sunbeam, not a five-iron—Anne Sander contemplated, first, the pile of clothes and, second, the drizzle outside her Seattle home. "I told you, I'm basically a housewife," she said. But there's nothing basic about the way she handles an iron—a five-iron, not a Sunbeam. A few days earlier she had enjoyed her most recent moment in the sun, a nine-stroke victory in the U.S. Women's Senior Amateur.
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December 11, 1989

Anne Sander, N�e Quast: Still Winning At 52

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Says Anne with a laugh, "I took the four-iron and hit it 10 feet from the hole."

While careful not to appear to be campaigning for a spot on the Curtis Cup team, Sander can't conceal what it would mean to her to play for her country again. "When the flag goes up and they play the Star-Spangled Banner, you can't help but get tears in your eyes," she says. "I would love to help the U.S. win back the cup." The eight-woman team will be chosen by a USGA committee in the spring.

Carner, for one, will be pulling for Sander. "Just when I think Anne is slowing down, she goes out and wins another tournament. I tell her I'm getting my amateur standing back and I'm coming back to play her again."

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