Former PGA Tour player Omar Uresti and Sean Dougherty won two matches Friday to help the United States take a 4 1/2-3 1/2 lead over Great Britain and Ireland in the PGA Cup.

Uresti and Dougherty beat Englishmen Lee Clarke and Paul Hendriksen 1 up for the Americans' lone point in the morning fourball matches at CordeValle in the competition for club professionals. The U.S. duo topped Ireland's Niall Kearney and England's Alex Wright 3 and 1 in the afternoon foursomes.

In the other foursomes matches, Bon Sowards and Jamie Broce routed Englishmen Cameron Clark and Lee Clarke 8 and 7, Michael Block and Stuart Deane beat Scotland's Graham Fox and England's David Dixon 4 and 3, and Matt Dobyns and Ben Polland halved with England's Jason Livermore and Scotland's Gareth Wright.

In fourball play, Clark and England's Michael Watson beat Polland and Dobyns 3 and 2, Fox and Dixon topped Sowards and Broce 2 and 1, and Levermore and Wright edged Alan Morin and Grant Sturgeon 3 and 2.

The U.S. leads the series 17-5-4.