Suzann Pettersen maintained her unbeaten record as Europe stretched the lead to three points over America with yet another magnificent foursomes display in the Solheim Cup.

The home team, aiming to win the Cup for just the third time and add Barseback to Dalmahoy and Loch Lomond as triumphant venues, did not lose a match in sweeping to a thrilling 3-1 series win and went into the afternoon four balls ahead 7 ½ – 4 ½.