The United States claimed eight of 12 four-ball matches to extend its lead to 20.5-15.5 at the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club, France. Team USA need 30 points to retain the cup while the Internationals require 30.5 to reclaim it.
The International side looked in control early in the round. The Italian pair of Stefano Mazzoli and Lorenzo Scalise tied the overall team score with a 4&3 victory. The U.S. would retake the lead following a 2&1 win by Jennifer Kupcho. The Internationals claimed their first lead of the matches with 5&4 and 5&3 triumphs from KK Limbhasut/Alvaro Ortiz and Wenyung Keh/Patty Tavatanakit, respectively.
The Americans would take the next two matches - victories by Sophia Schubert/Lauren Stephenson and Shintaro Ban/Collin Morikawa - to move ahead 15.5-14.5. Olivia Mehaffey and Maddie Szeryik earned the final International point of the day, winning 1-up. Team USA would win the last five matches of the day to move ahead 20.5-15.5.
Sunday’s final round singles matches tee off at 6:30 am.
Day two results and tomorrows draw can be found at arnoldpalmercup.com.