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US take commanding lead after Saturday morning foursomes

Scarsdale, N.Y. 9th August - A poor start by Great Britain & Ireland early pairings deteriated still further with some slack golf that gave the US team the upper-hand after the first round of foursome matches.

The first tee shot of the day for Steven Young of G.B.&I. was hooked badly and this was followed by the second pairing when Juston Rose, the 17 year-old, hit his ball out-of-bounds.

Steven Young and Barclay Howard then went on to be beaten by Brad Elder and Joel Kribel by 4 and 3 while Michael Brooks and Justin Rose were never in contention against Jerry Courville Jnr and Buddy Marucci and lost by 5 and 4.

The pairing of Gary Wolstenhome with Keith Nolan faired even worse against Jason Gore and John Harris in a match that finished 6 and 4 in fvaour of the US team.

The only pairing to put up some resistance was that of Richard Coughlan and David Park but lost to Randy Lean and Chris Wollmann by 1-hole when Coughlan failed to hole a five-foot put on the 18th to square their match.

The matches started this morning at 8.00am EDT and are followed this afternoon with eight singles matches. All are match-play and worth one point.

Saturday Morning Results - Foursomes Alternate-Shot Format

Barclay Howard
Steven Young
G.B.& I. Lost to Brad Elder
Joel Kribel
US 4 and 3
Jutsin Rose
Michael Brook
G.B.& I. Lost to Jerry Courville
Buddy Marucci
US 5 and 4
Gary Wolstenhome
Keith Nolan
G.B.& I. Lost to Jason Gore
John Harris
US 6 and 4
Richard Coughlan
David Park
G.B.& I. Lost to Randy Lean
Chris Wollmann
US 1-down

Points: Great Britain & Ireland 0 - US 4