Saturday foursomes finish 2-2

Europe maintained their narrow lead over the USA after the Saturday morning foursomes ended 2-2.

Both teams won two matches as the wind gusted around Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course, making playing conditions very tricky for the 16 players on course.

Team USA were the first to add to their points tally when Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex beat Anna Nordqvist and Anne Van Dam 2&1, and in the final group the Korda sisters, Nelly and Jessica, comfortably beat Carlota Ciganda and Bronte Law.

Matches two and three went Europe’s way though, Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz seeing off Danielle Kang and Megan Khang 4&3 and Celine Boutier and Georgia Hall maintaining their 100% record with a 3&2 victory over Lizette Salas and Ally McDonald.

Munoz and Hull were six up through 11 holes, but lost 12 and 13 before closing out the match on the 15th.

Munoz said: “I think we just complement each other very well. We enjoy each other’s company. And we’re both playing really good golf. Charley is a little longer hitter than me so that helps us.”

Hull added: “In that wind you just have to stay focused because this golf course is quite tricky. There’s not going to be a lot of birdies out there. A lot of holes are going to be won with pars.”

Jessica and Nelly Korda also maintained their 100% record, after a 6&4 win over Caroline Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff yesterday, closing out a second foursomes triumph by winning the 11th, 12th and 13th holes on Saturday.

Jessica Korda said: “It was really tough. We had really tough opponents. We knew that it was going to be a hard day and that we needed a really good start to get up before they did.

“It was really cool. Being able to hit it into the fairway on the first shot is really important.”