ST. LOUIS, Mo. (June 6, 2014) -- After the first day of play at the 2014 Curtis Cup, the United States holds a commanding 5-1 lead over Great Britain & Ireland.
On the strength of Annie Park's two points earned, the hosts head into Saturday's action hoping to build on their team strength at St. Louis Country Club.
Park, who plays at USC, joined Ole Miss star Ally McDonald to win a morning four ball match over Bronte Law and Charlotte Thomas, 4-and-3. Park teamed up with UCLA's Erynne Lee to win 3-and-1 in the afternoon foursomes match over Eilidh Briggs and Gabriella Cowley.
Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford and good friend Emma Talley, the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion from Alabama, led things off with a 2-and-1 victory over Stephanie Meadow and Georgia Hall in the first match of the day.
The victory, which was preceded by Stackhouse's rousing speech to her teammates on the first tee, seemed to set the tone for the day.
The GB&I team, however, wouldn't be let down.
In the afternoon foursomes matches, they led late in two of the matches before halving two of them to earn a full point.
Meadow and Hall wound up halving their match with Ashlan Ramsey and Alison Lee while Annabel Dimmock and Law took a half point from Talley and McDonald.
The 2014 Curtis Cup schedule leads to Saturday morning's four ball matches before another afternoon of foursomes. On Sunday, the final day of competition, the two teams will battle head-to-head in eight singles matches.
For a full look at the days's scores, follow the link below.
View results for Curtis Cup Golf Tournament