Lilia Vu, Kristen Gillman lead US to 4-2 lead in Curtis Cup
Vu and Gillman beat Alice Hewson and Lily May Humphreys 4 and 3 in the morning four-ball matches, then joined other partners in the afternoon foursomes for two more victories. Vu and Jennifer Kupcho edged Hewson and India Clyburn 2 up; and Gillman and Alabama teammate Lauren Stephenson beat Paula Grant and Humphreys 4 and 2.
”We know each other’s games really well and have similar games,” Stephenson said about Gillman. ”We hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens and give ourselves a lot of chances. That makes us a very successful team in alternate shot. We only had one bogey and it was a three-putt.”
Also in the morning, Stephenson and Sophia Schubert halved with Grant and Shannon McWilliam.
The U.S. leads the series 28-8-3. It is trying to regain the cup after falling 11 1/2-8 1/2 in 2016 at Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.
”I look at what’s going to be my best pairings to bring three points,” Britain and Ireland captain Elaine Farquharson-Black said. ”I kind of look at each series individually. The target is to win three. It will be the same tomorrow.”
After another day of four-ball and foursomes matches, the event will close Sunday with singles.