Solheim Cup 2019: Europe maintain slender lead after drawing Saturday foursomes
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From Peter Scrivener
BBC Sport in Gleneagles
After drawing Saturday’s foursomes in Gleneagles to direct 6 1/2 -5 1/2, europe claimed their edge at the Solheim Cup.
While Celine Boutier and Georgia Hall added a second stage with a 3 and 2 victory Azahara Munoz and charley Hull won 4 & 3.
However, Bronte Law and Carlota Ciganda were beaten at 5 or 6 with Jessica along with Nelly Korda.
Along with Anna Nordqvist and Anne van Dam, that were up after six holes, dropped 2&1 to 2 Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex.
The Americans needed a run of four consecutive birdies from the ninth since their match turned about in the course that is Scottish in high winds, with gusts of about 35mph.
Bogeys on the 13th and 15th helped success shut out on the 17th with a diploma and a guide opens.
By beating Meghan Khang and Danielle Kang, hull and Munoz , nevertheless, continued their excellent partnership.
The group so were six clear after 11 and also won 1 1/2 points in both matches on Friday and started on Saturday promising that the 3 holes in the alternate shot format, despite holing two birdies.
Boutier and hall, who won their foursomes game Friday, parred their first 10 holes before birdies watched them open a three-hole lead they would not squander to lead by one.
Despite just being level par for the 13 holes they played, the Korda sisters, who won their foursomes match 4 & 6 on Friday, were dominant.
Legislation and Ciganda fought in the end with six bogeys in 12 holes and his defeat had been supported by a Jessica Korda 15-foot birdie putt to the following.
Saturday afternoon sees four fourball matches on Sunday picking the winner with 12 singles matches.
As defending champions the united states require 14 points to keep the title, while Europe need 141/2 to regain the Solheim Cup.
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