Saturday, September 13, 2003

(log on to on Sunday morning and afternoon for live scoring from Barseback, Malmo).

Europe, who lead the United States 9 1/2-6 1/2, at the end of the second day, take a three-point lead into the final day singles at the thrilling Solheim Cup match in Sweden.
Annika Sorenstam and Suzann Peterssen claimed a vital victory on the final hole of their match again Kelly Robbins and Laura Diaz on Saturday.

Sorenstam had to hole from off the 17th green to keep the scores level down the 18th, and when Diaz missed a short putt, Peterssen rolled the ball home to claim a vital point.

Earlier Janice Moodie and Catriona Matthew, after halving their morning foursomes with Meg Mallon and Kelly Robbins, won their fourballs against Wendy Ward and Rosie Jones 4 and 3.

Europe had got off to a flying start on day one with a 3.5 to 0.5 advantage after the foursomes, but US turned the tables to trail by only a point overnight, with a 3-1 triumph in fourballs.

Led by Moodie and Matthew, Europe re-inforeced it s advantage in the Saturday morning foursomes and with that terrific win for Sorenstam and Peterssen in the fourball look to have the edge tomorrow.

The downside is that Laura Davies, Mhairi McKay and Anna Belen Sanchez are struggling for form and it remains to be seen where captain Catrin Nilsmark will put them in the order.

STATE OF MATCH AFTER TWO DAYS: Europe 9 1/2, United States 6 1/2

1 Moodie v Kuehne.
2 Koch v Inkster
3 Gustafson v Bowie.
4 Tinning v Ward.
5 Sanchez v Redman.
6 Matthew v Jones
7 Sorenstam v Stanford
8 Pettersen v Kerr
9 Davies v Mallon.
10 Esterl v Diaz
11 McKay v Daniel.
12 Lebouc v Robbins.