Solheim Cup 2019: Europe retains lean lead after drawing foursome Saturday

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The American Korda sisters have both won their four games at Gleneagles together2019 Solheim Cup: Europe vs. United States Venue: Gleneagles, Scotland Dates: September 13-15, Coverage: Full live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app followed by highlights of one hour long show on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and online

Europe retained its one-point advantage over the United States in the Solheim Cup after drawing the Saturday squads at Gleneagles to lead 6½-5½.

Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz won 4 & 3 while Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier added another point with a 3 & 2 victory.

However, Bronte Law and Carlota Ciganda were well beaten with 6 & 5 by Jessica and Nelly Korda.

And Anne van Dam and Anna Nordqvist, who was four after six holes, lost 2 & 1 to Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex.

The Americans had a series of four consecutive birdies from the ninth when they turned their race in strong winds on th The Scottish course, with gusts of wind at around 35 mph.

European bogeys on the 13th and 15th helped their opponents open a three-hole lead and ended the victory with a par on the 17th.

Hull and Munoz, however, continue their excellent collaboration by crushing Danielle Kang and Meghan Khang.

The pair won 1½ points from their two games on Friday and started well on Saturday morning and claimed the first three holes in the alternative shot format and were six clear after 11, despite only two birdies holes.

Final scores

Hall and Boutier, who also won their four match on Friday, paired their first 10 holes to lead one before successive birdies saw them open a three-hole lead that they would not waste.

The Korda sisters, who won their four games 6 and 4 on Friday, were again dominant, despite being only par-level for the 13 holes they played.

Law and Ciganda struggled in the wind with six bogeys in 12 holes and their defeat was confirmed by a Jessica Korda 15-foot birdie putt on the next.

Saturday afternoon sees four four-ball games with 12 singles games on Sunday to determine the winner.

As the title defender, the US needs 14 points to retain the title, while Europe needs 14½ to regain the Solheim Cup.

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