Europe's women team leads Solheim Cup over US with 'slender advantage'

Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Europe is reportedly leading The 2013 Solheim Cup, a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers, over the US team with a slender advantage at the Colorado Golf Club on Saturday.

According to CNN, although the European women started the day 5-3 ahead after winning the opening day foursomes 3-1 and sharing the points in the afternoon, their US counterparts fought back in Saturday morning's foursomes to leave the match finely poised at 6.5 points to 5.5.

The report further said that the match looked to be slipping away from US' hands early on Saturday as Swedish pair Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall's recorded a sensational 2 and1 win over Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda in the opening match.

The report also said that Hedwall's birdie at the 16th put Europe one up before Nordqvist closed out the match in style with a hole-in-one at the 180-yard par three 17th, although in the final match, US duo Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang claimed a vital 2 and 1 win over European pairing Suzann Pettersen and Beatriz Recari.

Midway through the afternoon fourballs, Europe hold the advantage in three matches with the US up in one, the report added. (ANI)


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