Rochelle Morris her first steps in Curtis Cup golf.

The 20-year-old Huddersfield golfer will play in the singles for the Britain and Ireland team against the USA in the 39th biennial Curtis Cup match staged at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.

Morris did not feature in either the first day foursomes or fourballs as Britain and Ireland side laid down a marker against the favourites the United States in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.

ENNISKERRY, IRELAND - JUNE 09: The Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team Back row left to right - Meghan MacLaren (England), Olivia Mehaffey (Ireland), Alice Hewson (England), Maria Dunne (Ireland) Front row left to right - Leona Maguire (Ireland), Bronte Law (England), Elaine Farquharson-Black (Captain from Scotland), Rochelle Morris (England), Charlotte Thomas (England) pose for a photograph ahead of the 2016 Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on June 9, 2016 in Enniskerry, Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Olivia Mehaffey and Bronte Law put the first point on the board in the foursomes for the hosts with a 2&1 win over Hannah O’Sullivan, the world No1, and Mariel Galdiano.

The point was secured when Law rolled in an 18-footer for a birdie on the 17th.

In the middle foursomes, Leona Maguire and Charlotte Thomas – who had trailed by two holes – fought back to claim a 4&2 win over Andrea Lee and Mika Liu.

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The Americans managed to avoid a morning whitewash when Bailey Tardy and Monica Vaughn recovered from a three hole deficit to win on the final hole against Maria Dunne and Meghan MacLaren.

And with Maguire and Law beating Bethany Wu and Sierra Brooks in the first of the fourballs they held a lead going into day two.