SAINT-NOM-LA-BRETECHE, France – Britain and Ireland won four and halved one of the eight foursomes to level 9-9 with Continental Europe in the Seve Trophy on Saturday.
Continental Europe led 8-6 after the morning session, but Britain and Ireland fought back in the afternoon. Paul Casey and David Lynn beat Miguel Angel Jimenez and Matteo Manassero by a hole to level the Ryder Cup-style team match-play contest.
The tournament ends on Sunday with 10 singles. Each team needs only 5 1/2 more points for victory.
Continental Europe lost the last six meetings and is trying to win the trophy for the first time since the inaugural contest in 2000.
After two days of four-balls, Continental Europe was leading 5 1/2-4 1/2.
Nicolas Colsaerts/Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, CE, vs. Stephen Gallacher/Paul Lawrie, halved
Joost Luiten/Gregory Bourdy, CE, def. Jamie Donaldson/Marc Warren, B&I, 2&1
Chris Wood/Scott Jamieson, B&I, def. Thorbjørn Olesen/Francesco Molinari, CE, 2&1
Miguel Angel Jimenez/Matteo Manassero, CE, def. Paul Casey/Tommy Fleetwood, B&I, 1 hole
Continental Europe 2 1/2, Britain & Ireland 1 1/2
Paul Lawrie/Stephen Gallacher, B&I, def. Nicolas Colsaerts/Gonzalo Fernandez/Castano, CE, 2&1
Jamie Donaldson/Marc Warren, B&I, def. Thomas Bjorn/Mikko Ilonen, CE, 2&1
Joost Luiten/Gregory Bourdy, CE, def. Chris Wood/Scott Jamieson, B&I, 2 holes
Paul Casey/David Lynn, B&I, def. Miguel Angel Jimenez/Matteo Manassero, CE, 1 hole
Britain & Ireland 3, Continental Europe 1
TOTAL: Britain & Ireland 9, Continental Europe 9
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, CE, vs. Jamie Donaldson, B&I
Nicolas Colsaerts, CE, vs. Paul Casey, B&I
Joost Luiten, CE, vs. Tommy Fleetwood, B&I
Thomas Bjorn, CE, vs. Chris Wood, B&I
Gregory Bourdy, CE, vs. Scott Jamieson, B&I
Thorbjorn Olesen, CE, vs. Marc Warren, B&I
Matteo Manassero, CE, vs. Stephen Gallacher, B&I
Mikko Ilonen, CE, vs. Paul Lawrie, B&I
Miguel Angel Jimenez, CE, vs. David Lynn, B&I
Francesco Molinari, CE, vs. Simon Khan, B&I