European captain Dale Reid was proud of her team’s performance on Saturday afternoon heading into Sunday’s day singles and despite the 3-1 loss in the morning, she was upbeat about the afternoon matches.

“I just realised for the first time in seven years that we can actually play fourball,” quipped Reid after the matches.

“I think that’s the first time we have ever won a fourball, and to do it 4-0, it’s given us all a good feeling for going into tomorrow. I am trying to quiet them down a little bit because there is nothing over yet. So we know there is still a big job to do tomorrow, so we are all going to have a quiet night tonight with caddies and players all together, have a good chat, a good think, and have a look at these pairings for tomorrow.”