The United States has dominated the Solheim Cup, having won nine of the 14 stagings prior to this year. But no matter how dominant, there was one thing the Americans had never done - sweep a session. That all changed on Friday when the U.S. swept the afternoon fourballs on the way to taking a 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 first-day lead.
Three sweeps had been accomplished in past years, but all by the European side.
Here's a look some other statistical information from Day 1:
• The Americans' three-point lead is the largest U.S. lead after two sessions since 1998.
• The winning side has led after the second session in four of the previous five Solheim Cups.
• Lizette Salas came into this competition with an 0-3-1 career combined foursomes & fourballs record, but she won both of her matches,
• Angel Yin was a winner in her first career Solheim Cup match.
• Fellow Solheim Cup rookie Danielle Kang won both of her Day 1 matches.