Team Europe wins EurAsia Cup by 14 – 10
Team Europe shattered Team Asia’s plan to win the EurAsia Cup for the very first time due to their impeccable performance over the past two days in fourball rounds.
Europe won by 14 – 10 after securing eight victories in the Singles session, with Asia managing to win only three of it and one match finishing for all square between Matthew Fitzpatrick and Sunghoon Kang.
Team Europe entered the day one shot behind at 6 1/2 – 5 1/2 under Team Asia but won seven of their first eight matches on Sunday to claim the title for the continuous second time.
Thomas Pieters became the man of the moment making the winning point on the 16th, after posting a seven-foot putt on the 15th to gain the lead. An already realizing that the team has lost still made a birdie on the 17th, the final hole got halved at fours and Pieters celebrated the winning point.
“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,” said Pieters.
Alex Noren defeated Nicholas Fung by 4&2 to get the day started with the very first match and resulting in tying up of the score at 6 1/2 – 6 1/2.
Rafa Cabrera Bello defeated Gavin Green by 4&3 in the next match to set the points at 7 1/2 – 6 1/2.
Tommy Fleetwood defeated SSP Chawrasia by 2&1, for straight third loss for the Asian Team.
The first winning point for the Asian Team came from Poom Saksansin who defeated Paul Casey by one hole.
Henrik Stenson did not let the Asian Team celebrate for long as he defeated Hideto Tanihara by 2&1, putting another point for the European Team.
Bernd Wiesberger defeated Phachara Khongwatmai by 2&1.
Alexander Levy defeated Kiradech Aphibarnrat by 3&1, Europe needed only a point for the win after this.
Thomas Pieters made the final and winning point for the European Team after defeating Byeong Hun An by one hole.
Tyrrell Hatton defeated Anirban Lahiri by 2&1.
Matthew Fitzpatrick halved his match against Sunghoon Kang.
Asia managed to win the final two matches, just to decrease the points gap, where Li Haotong defeated Paul Dunne by 3&1 and Yuta Ikeda defeated Ross Fisher by one hole.