ROLAND, Ark. – After falling behind 8-4 in the opening round of matches on Friday, the International Team won nine of the 12 matches in the morning mixed foursomes to climb into the lead, with foursome matches to come in the afternoon session.
In the opening match of the day the dynamic duo of Julie McCarthy and Sandy Scott led things off for the Internationals, and like yesterday rolled to a 6&5 victory to get the Internationals on the board. It is the pairing’s second victory of the weekend.
Late victories from Alex del Rey/Leonie Harm, and Ivan Ramirez/Sofia Garcia clinched the session victory and outright lead for the Internationals.
After a tough start on Friday afternoon Head Coach Mark Immelman and his team didn’t change anything, and it eventually paid off.
“There was no real difference (between yesterday and today) to be honest with you. We told the kids it was just one session, and that there were 48 points still on the board to go get,” said Immelman. “We were very confident in our foursomes pairings, very confident in our strategy to attack the golf course, and fortunately things paid off for us.”
Men’s and Women’s Foursomes tee off at 1:30 from The Alotian Club, with live scoring on www.golfstat.com, and live video on www.golfchannel.com/livegolf
Morning Mixed Foursomes Results:
McCarthy/Scott, International def. Galdiano/Phillips, United States 6&5
Kinhnult/Nyfjall, International def. Augenstein/Migliaccio, United States 3&2
Kanaya/Naveed, International def. Grimmer/Harford, United States 1UP
Garcia/Ramirez, International def. Scott/Carlson, United States 1UP
del Rey/Harm, International def. Martin/Parmerter, United States 2UP
Go/Pichaikool, International def. Cooper/Hammer, United States 2&1
Laisne/Yu, International def. Kuest/Lau, United States 4&3
Gordon/Kim, United States def. Belac/Gagne, International 3&2
Jeon/Nakajima, International def. Cummins/Papp, United States 3&1
Smalley/Benton, United States def. Aoshima/Ruffels, International 3&1
Schmid/Stormo, International tied Eckroat/Nam, United States
Wu/Chang, United States def. Greville/McClymont 7&5
Afternoon Foursome Matches:
Match 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Carlson/Migliaccio, United States vs. Kinhult/Laisne, International
Match 2 – 1:30 p.m.
Cummins/Eckroat, United States vs. del Rey/Ramirez, International
Match 3 – 1:40 p.m.
Augenstein/Kuest, United States vs. Greville/Aoshima, International
Match 4 – 1:40 p.m.
Harford/Lau, United States vs. Go/McClymont
Match 5 – 1:50 p.m.
Papp/Parmerter, United States vs. Jeon/Stormo, International
Match 6 – 1:50 p.m.
Grimmer/Scott, United States vs. Nakajima/Kanaya, International
Match 7 – 2:00 p.m.
Phillips/Smalley, United States vs. Schmid/Pichaikool, International
Match 8 – 2:00 p.m.
Kim/Benton, United States vs. McCarthy/Belac, International
Match 9 – 2:10 p.m.
Chang/Galdiano, United States vs. Harm/Ruffels, International
Match 10 – 2:10 p.m.
Hammer/Martin, United States vs. Gagne/Yu, International
Match 11 – 2:20 p.m.
Gordon/Wu, United States vs. Nyfjall/Scott, International
Match 12 – 2:20 p.m.
Cooper/Nam, United States vs. Garcia/Naveed, International