Small, Sowards held lead USA to big lead in PGA Cup

Club pro champion Mike Small and Bob Sowards won their matches Friday and the Americans swept the fourballs session to build a 6-2 lead over Great Britain & Ireland in matches between golf professionals.

Small and Sowards won their foursomes match, 5 and 4, over Greig Hutcheon and Scott Henderson. In the afternoon at Slaley Hall, they secured a 2-up win over Hutcheon and Graham Fox.

Both teams won two foursomes matches in the morning, but the Americans took a big step toward retaining the cup with a sweep in the afternoon. Only one match went to the 18th hole in fourballs. J.C. Anderson and Kelly Mitchum had the easiest time, winning 6 and 5 over Nick Brennan and David Greenwood.