Solheim Cup 2021: Team USA produce foursomes fightback to reduce Team Europe’s lead to 6.5-5.5 | Golf News


Team USA win three of the four foursomes matches to cut Europe’s lead to 6.5-5.5 at the Solheim Cup; Leona Maguire and Mel Reid the only players to win a point for the visitors in the morning session

Last Updated: 05/09/21 4:51pm

Mel Reid (left) and Leona Maguire (right) won their foursomes match together for the second day running

Mel Reid (left) and Leona Maguire (right) won their foursomes match together for the second day running

Leona Maguire and Mel Reid claimed a dominant victory in the morning foursomes at the Solheim Cup, only for Team USA to make an impressive fightback and reduce Europe’s lead.

The pair, who also won together on the opening day, extended their unbeaten starts to the contest by thrashing world No 1 Nelly Korda and Ally Ewing 5&4 to win the first point of the day at the Inverness Club.

That victory temporarily moved Catriona Matthew’s side four ahead, having followed an unbeaten foursomes session by claiming a share of the spoils in the fourballs on the opening day, only for Team USA to win the remain three matches on the course and cut Europe’s lead to a single point.

Danielle Kang and Austin Ernst claimed a 1up victory over Georgia Hall and Madelene Sagstrom, with Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare seeing off Charley Hull and Emily Pedersen by a 2&1 margin.

Jennifer Kupcho and Lizette Salas trailed with five holes to play in the final match against Anna Nordqvist and Matilda Castren, who won both matches together on the opening day, before winning four consecutive holes from the 14th to win 3&1 and ensure USA would only trail 6.5-5.5 going into the afternoon fourballs.

More to follow…

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