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Jan 14th, 2018

Europe retain EurAsia Cup

With dominance in final day singles

Thomas Pieters secured the winning point as Team Europe came from behind to beat Asia 14-10 and retain the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia.

Europe were totally dominant in the final day singles, winning seven of the first eight matches to wrap up a successful defence with games still to be played.

Thomas Pieters won four of the first six holes against Byeong Hun An but the South Korean fought back to level the match on the 14th.

Pieters won the next two holes to ensure the trophy would be returning to Europe.

Pieters told the European Tour website: "It's always nice to get the winning point.

"I got off to a good start, then played pretty poorly during the middle, then made a couple of very good birdies."

Alex Noren beat Nicholas Fung 4&2, and Rafa Cabrera Bello then beat Gavin Green 4&3 before Tommy Fleetwood made it three in a row with a 2&1 victory against SSP Chawrasia.

Paul Casey lost by one hole to Poom Saksansin but Henrik Stenson vanquished Hideto Tanihara.

Bernd Wiesberger and Alex Levy also secured wins to set Pieters up to secure the overall victory.

Tyrrell Hatton also won his match, and Matthew Fitzpatrick took a half point. Paul Dunne and Ross Fisher both lost their singles, but the job had already been done.




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