Europe stay level-headed as Hall and Boutier dig deep in Solheim Cup

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• Europe and US tied 8-8 with 12 individual matches to go
• Georgia Hall and Céline Boutier win after trailing by four shots

Catriona Matthew can take solace from the fact golf is not played on paper. Bare statistics heavily suggested a gap in quality in favour of the United States over Europe in the 16th Solheim Cup, meaning the hosts’ best hope of an upset seemed to rest in building a useful lead before the singles. The depth of US talent, it has been assumed, will shine through in that Sunday format.

Matthew and Europe have been afforded no such leeway. A fourball session on Saturday afternoon won two and a half to one and a half by the US means the visitors will feel the more comfortable about an 8-8 tie with 12 individual jousts remaining.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Gleneagles
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/14/europe-united-states-solheim-cup-georgia-hall-celine-boutier under the title “Europe stay level-headed as Hall and Boutier dig deep in Solheim Cup”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.