Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. - Auburn junior Cydney Clanton picked up her first Curtis Cup victory Saturday morning as she teamed up with Southern California sophomore Jennifer Song to pull out a 3&2 four ball victory over Great Britain & Ireland's Leona and Lisa Maguire.
In four ball, teammates play their own ball and take the low score among the pair. Clanton, a native of Concord, N.C., played in a foursome, or alternate shot, match on Friday. The win gave Clanton a
1-0-1 record for the event after she halved her foursome match Friday. Clanton and Song never trailed in the match, winning the first two holes with birdies. The pair finished with a bogey-free round, tallying nine birdies before winning the match following the 16th hole.
The United States won all three morning four ball matches to take a two-point lead. The Americans came back to win all three afternoon foursome matches, picking up a clean sweep on the day. After starting the day down a point, 3.5-2.5, the United States rallied to hold an 8.5-3.5 lead heading into Sunday's final matches.
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 10:30 a.m. CT, Sunday with singles matches. All eight players on each team will play a singles match to determine the Match champion. The Curtis Cup closing ceremony is slated for 3 p.m. CT at Essex County Club. The Golf Channel will carry live coverage from 1 - 3 p.m.