Europe holds its own foursome in the morning


He European Solheim Cup team has kept the pulse against USA in third session at Finca Cortesín, the debate this Saturday morning. was touched a morning foursomes which ended in a slight 2-2 that is why The United States remains second (7-5) in the absence of the fourball in the afternoon and the individual matches on Sunday.

Carlota Ciganda He was in the game with the European team and won his match Emily Pedersen. They also won for the European team Maja Stark and Linn Grant, who had to fight until the 18th hole to win. However, the United States returned the same blows because it too Lexi Thompson and Megan Khang They won on the 18th hole, meanwhile Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz They have given no option to their party.

After resting on Friday morning but shining in the afternoon session, Ciganda has once again taken up the stripes of the European team, this time in an ambitious duet with Emily Pedersen. Both played in the first game against Lilia Vu and Jennifer Kupchoto those imposed by 2 and 1 after carrying the brunt of the game for a good portion of it. A birdie on hole 5 (against the American bogey) and an error by the North Americans on hole 6 allowed Ciganda and Pedersen to take advantage, but the Americans immediately neutralized it. So, two rival bogeys on holes 10 and 13 allowed Europe to regain 2 up. An exchange of holes on 15 and 16 allowed Pedersen and Ciganda to claim victory after 17.

One of the contested duels was won Lexi Thompson and Michelle Khang through 1 and up in Anna Nordqvist and Leona Maguire. It was a painful defeat for the Europeans, who led by two holes after the 8th. However, they added three consecutive bogeys between the 9th and 11th that allowed the United States to neutralize the advantage. A birdie at 15 tied it, but Thompson and Khang responded a hole later to hold on for victory at 18.

There wasn’t much play in the third game of the day. Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz They won by a landslide 5 and 3 in Georgia Hall and Céline Boutier. Launched at the start by two birdies, the Americans dominated by three after the first half of the course. They didn’t let up in the second, with their rivals not feeling well to finish a clear victory on a day where both Korda and Corpuz showed themselves to be very reliable in the game and effective in the putt.

After this result, the last match of the morning in between Maja Stark and Lynn Grant against Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee This is key. With a steady exchange of blows, the Swedish couple prevailed 1 and up after winning key 17 with good technique and a good birdie putt. The truth is that Stark and Grant always had the initiative, but the Americans responded with every blow to prevent them from going beyond one. However, Stark and Grant continued and Europe were still two down but had plenty of life before the fourballs of the night.

Source: La Verdad


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