Saturday, September 14, 2019

Solheim Cup 2019: Europe and the United States are tied 8-8 going into the final day

2019 Solheim Cup: Europe v United States
Coverage: Full live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app followed by an hour-long highlights show on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and online
Europe and the United States go into Sunday's final 12 singles of the Solheim Cup tied 8-8 after strong winds made for tricky playing conditions at Gleneagles.
In an enthralling afternoon, three four-ball matches went to the final hole, with Europe's only victory coming from Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier.
Germany's Caroline Masson missed a six-foot putt to win her match.
All the four-ball matches were put on the clock after they took three hours to play nine holes.
The slow play was largely down to the weather conditions with the wind gusting up to 35mph.
However, both Europe's Carlota Ciganda and American Lizette Salas, playing in the final match, also received formal warnings on the 13th hole.
Salas' playing partner Danielle Kang finally won their match with a birdie putt on the par-three 17th.
There are 12 more points available in Sunday's singles.
As defending champions, the US need to reach 14 points to retain the title, while Europe require 14½ to regain it.

Morning session sharedEurope had retained their one-point advantage by drawing Saturday morning's foursomes 2-2.
Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz continued their profitable partnership, beating Danielle Kang and Megan Khang 4 and 3 to make it 2½ points out of three, while Hall and Boutier added another point with a 3 and 2 victory.
However, Bronte Law and Carlota Ciganda were well beaten 6 and 5 by Jessica and Nelly Korda.
The Korda sisters, who won their foursomes match 6 and 4 on Friday, were only level par for the 13 holes they played but Law and Ciganda struggled in the wind with six bogeys.
And Anne van Dam and Anna Nordqvist, who were four up after six holes, lost 2 and 1 to Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex.


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