Parker, CO (Sports Network) - Americans Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer earned a
hard-fought win, while Suzann Pettersen lost her first match as the United
States inched within a point after Saturday morning's foursomes play at the
The Americans won two matches Saturday and moved within one point as the
Europeans lead 6 1/2 - 5 1/2 heading into the afternoon fourballs session.
Lewis and Creamer were 4-up after 10 holes, but Karine Icher and Azahara Munoz
won four straight holes from the 11th to square the match. The Europeans made
a mess of the 18th and conceded the Americans par at the last to give the U.S.
team a 1-up win.
In the anchor match, Pettersen and Beatriz Recari lost a 2-up lead after nine
holes to Brittany Lang and Michelle Wie. Lang rolled a long eagle putt to
concession range at 16 and the Europeans couldn't match to give the Americans
a 1-up lead. Wie closed out the 2 & 1 win with a short par putt on 17.
The first match ended in dramatic fashion. Neither team led by more than 1-up
through 16 holes. Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall were 1-up through 16
against Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda. Nordqvist aced the par-3 17th and
when the Americans couldn't match, the Europeans took the match, 2 & 1.
The third match out ended last. Brittany Lincicome and Lizette Salas four
times were 2-up, including a 2-up lead with two holes to go. The U.S. 3-putted
for bogey on 17 to let Catriona Matthew and Caroline Masson within 1-down.
After Salas missed a tough birdie try at 18, Matthew drained a birdie putt to
halve the match.
MORE TO FOLLOW.
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