Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. - Auburn junior Cydney Clanton made her Curtis Cup debut Friday morning as she played alongside UCLA sophomore Stephanie Kono. The pair halved their foursome match with England's Danielle McVeigh and Leona Maguire.
In foursome, or alternate shot format, teammates take turns playing the ball. One will tee off on the odd holes with the other teeing off on the even holes.
Clanton and Kono won seven holes, lost seven holes and tied four to finish the match all square. The duo had a one-hole lead heading into No. 18, but McVeigh and Maguire carded a birdie to win the final hole and halve the match.
The United States and Great Britain & Ireland tied all three morning foursome matches and were tied 1.5-1.5 heading into the afternoon four ball matches. Great Britain & Ireland won two of the three four ball matches to take a 3.5-2.5 lead after the first day.
Clanton did not play in the afternoon matches. There are eight players per team with six competing at a time.
Action at the 2010 Curtis Cup match continues at 7:30 a.m., Saturday with four ball matches. Foursome matches will continue at 1:15 p.m. at Essex County Club. The Golf Channel will carry live coverage from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.