Maria Hjorth and Gwladys Nocera

(Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Illinois – 22nd August 2009) — Team Europe led Saturday’s four-balls 2 ½ -1 ½ to tie at 6-6 overall with the United States heading into the afternoon foursomes.

Despite a strong start, Helen Alfredsson and Tania Elosegui were defeated 5&4 by Christina Kim and Michelle Wie in the first match of the day and the ninth of the tournament.

Catriona Matthew and Diana Luna secured a vital half point when Luna holed a long putt at the 18th.

In the third match, Suzann Pettersen and Anna Nordqvist beat Nicole Castrale and Cristie Kerr 1 up. Meanwhile Gwladys Nocera and Maria Hjorth defeated Brittany Lincicome and Kristy McPherson 1 up after a breathtaking end to the morning session.

Saturday Foursome Pairings (European names first):

1.45pm Sophie Gustafson/Janice Moodie v Paula Creamer/Juli Inkster
3.25pm Helen Alfredsson/ Suzann Pettersen v Kristy McPherson/Morgan Pressel
3.35pm Becky Brewerton/Gwladys Nocera v Natalie Gulbis/Christina Kim
3.45pm Anna Nordqvist/Maria Hjorth v Cristie Kerr/Michelle Wie

Diana Luna and Catriona Matthew