Team USA extends Mosconi Cup Lead

Team USA has advanced to a 6-4 lead at the end of The Mosconi Cup's Day Two.

Team USA started the day with a 3-2 lead and stretched that lead to 4-2 when the team of Shawn Putnam and Charlie Williams defeated Thorsten Hohmann and Niels Feijen 5-4.

It looked like smooth sailing in the second match of the day as Shawn Putnam cruised to a 3-0 lead over Raj Hundal, but Hundal clawed back to tie the match at 4-4 and then fired in a 3-9 combo in the case game to get Team Europe back within one point at 4-3.

Team USA then pushed ahead 5-3 when the team of Johnny Archer and Jeremy Jones defeated Mika Immonen and Marcus Chamat 5-4.

Jeremy Jones had a chance to earn another match for Team USA but a miss on the 5-ball at hill-hill was his undoing and Thorsten Hohmann pulled Team Europe back within one match.

The final match of the day saw Earl Strickland and Rodney Morris team up to face Alex Lely and Raj Hundal. Lely and Hundal took an early 2-0 lead, but that was all they would get as Strickland and Morris won five straight games for the match win.