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 four-ball 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.
In the morning, Avery and Megha Ganne edged McGinty and Lauren Walsh 3 and 2.
After another day of four-ball and foursomes matches, the amateur event will close Sunday with eight singles matches. The United States leads the series 30-8-3, winning 12 1/2-7 1/2 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.