Walsh starts for GB&I but USA extend lead

Ronan MacNamara
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Lauren Walsh of Ireland and Caley McGinty of England and The Great Britain and Ireland team pose for a photograph after winning their match by 5&4 against Jensen Castle and Rachel Kuehn of The United States Team during the morning fourball matches on day two of The Curtis Cup at Merion Golf Club on June 11, 2022 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Despite a thumping win for Lauren Walsh and Caley McGinty in the Saturday fourballs, USA extended their advantage heading into the singles at the 42nd Curtis Cup.

The hosts will take an 8.5-3.5 lead into Sunday at Merrion after they won the Saturday fourballs 2-1 and halved the foursomes 1.5-1.5.

Walsh and McGinty stole the show for Great Britain and Ireland running out 5&4 winners over Rachel Kuehn and Jensen Castle.

During the four-ball match Walsh of Castlewarden reeled off four birdies on the bounce to give the visitors a much needed boost in the top match.

Redemption for the 3&2 loss the day before.

Walsh and McGinty were sent out in the top match of the afternoon foursomes and they came away with a half point from their match with Rachel Heck and world number one Rose Zhang.

GB&I face a seemingly unassailable task heading into the Sunday singles.

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