EurAsia Cup: Europe beat Asia 14-10 to retain trophy

Postado Janeiro 14, 2018

"When you're one or two down in matchplay, you can easily flip that, and they did", Asia captain Arjun Atwal said.

Belgian Thomas Pieters clinched the triumph with an impressive victory over former BMW PGA champion Ben An, leaving Bjorn feeling a happy man in the end after the first two days hadn't gone to plan in Europe's warm up event for the Ryder Cup in Paris later in the year.

"And from there to go out and do the job the way they did shows a lot about the character of these guys and character of European golf".

Cabrera Bello, victor of last year's Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, then beat Gavin Green 4&3 before Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood made it three in a row for Bjorn's men with a 2&1 victory against S.S.P Chawrasia.

Tommy Fleetwood was next to put a point on the board with a 2 and 1 win over S.S.P Chawrasia.

Paul Casey was beaten by one hole against Poom Saksansin but Henrik Stenson saw off Hideto Tanihara.

Bernd Wiesberger and Alex Levy then closed out their wins against Phachara Khongwatmai and Kiradech Aphibarnrat respectively to put Europe within a single point of victory, allowing Pieters to seal the deciding point.

Thomas Bjorn's visitors began Sunday with a 6 1/2-5 1/2 deficit but turned the scoreboard blue in eight of the first nine matches to secure their title defence when Belgium's Thomas Pieters scored the winning point.

Debutants Saksansin and Kang got off to a hot start when they birdied the opening eight holes and completed a remarkable victory on the 14th hole. "I got off to a good start, then played pretty poorly during the middle, then made a couple of very good birdies".

Tyrrell Hatton added another point for the Europeans with a 2 and 1 win over Anirban Lahiri, before Asia came back to secure some pride in the final score.

Yuta Ikeda of Japan watches his shot on the 9th hole during the foursome matches of the 2018 EurAsia Cup golf tournament at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 13.

"We didn't make enough putts, my players were hitting the edges". "But I'm proud of my players, every single one of them".