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Jan 13th, 2018

Europe trail in EurAsia Cup

As Asia lead 61/2 -51/2 going into final day

Europe will go into Sunday's final 12 singles trailing Asia 6½-5½ in the EurAsia Cup.

Europe trailed 3½-2½ after day one, but took the lead by winning three of the first four foursomes matches on the second day in Malaysia, at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.

But momentum was lost as Asia won the final two matches to keep ahead of Europe.

Fleetwood and Henrik Stenson had drawn Europe side level with a 3&2 win over Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P Chawrasia.

"I am looking forward to the singles. It's crunch day tomorrow," said Tommy Fleetwood.

"It was a really good morning, we played really solid," added Fleetwood. "We didn't make a bogey, we made quite a few birdies and in foursomes that's going to be hard to beat, really.

Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton beat An Byeong-un of South Korea and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2&, while Matthew Fitzpatrick and Thomas Pieters won 3&2 against Kang Sung-hoon and Poom Saksansin.

Japan's Yuta Ikeda and Malaysia's Gavin Green won three of the last four holes for a 1-up win over Alex Levy and Rafa Cabrera.

Hideto Tanihara and Phachara Khongwatmai beat Alex Noren and Paul Dunne 2&1 before Haoting Li and Nicholas Fung also won three of the last four holes to claim a 3&2 win over Bernd Wiesberger and Ross Fisher to keep Asia ahead in the contest.

A half-point lead is unlikely to be enough for Asia, as I cannot see Europe struggling in the final day singles matches


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