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U.S. sweeps foursomes to take commanding 5-1 lead after Day 1 of Curtis Cup

ARDMORE, Pa. – Rachel Heck, Rachel Kuehn and Amari Avery each won two matches Friday at Merion Golf Club to help the United States take a 5-1 lead over Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup.

Heck and Kuehn teamed to beat Hannah Darling and Annabell Fuller, 1 up, in the morning fourball matches. In the afternoon foursomes, Kuehn and Avery topped Caley McGinty and Emily Price, 3 and 2, and Heck and Rose Zhang beat Charlotte Heath and Amelia Williamson, 4 and 2.

Match scoring from the 42nd Curtis Cup

In the morning, Avery and Megha Ganne edged McGinty and Lauren Walsh, 3 and 2.

After another day of fourball and foursomes matches, the amateur event will close Sunday with eight singles matches. The United States leads the series 30-8-3, winning, 12 ½ - 7 ½, last year at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.

Jensen Castle and Latanna Stone also won in the afternoon foursomes for the United States, beating Hannah Darling and Louise Duncan, 5 and 3.

GB&I earned its lone point in the morning when Louise Duncan and Charlotte Heath beat Zhang and Emilia Migliaccio, 2 and 1.