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All square on final day of Solheim Cup

It all comes down to the final day – and the singles match-ups – at Killeen Castle today.

Europe's Suzann Pettersen watches her second shot on the 13th hole.
Europe's Suzann Pettersen watches her second shot on the 13th hole.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

IT’S GOING TO go right down to the wire at Killeen Castle today.

Europe and the United States go into the final day of the Solheim Cup in Co Meath all square following a fightback by the Americans yesterday evening.

The hosts held a one-point overnight lead after day one before doubling that in yesterday morning.

English duo Laura Davies and Melissa Reid then combined well – Davies becoming the tournament’s highest points scorer in the process – to win the first of the fourballs against Brittany Lang and Michelle Wie.

That made it 8-5 but, predictably, the US rallied to win each of the final three fourballs to level up the scores up at 8-8 heading into today’s singles.

Davies reached 24-and-a-half points to overtake Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam as the most successful player in the tournament history.

“It was a bit embarrassing not to have the most points when I’ve played in every match so it’s great to have made it,” Davies told reporters. “It’s cleared the pressure and now I can relax a bit more without that extra edge in the singles on Sunday.”

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Davies told the BBC that she used an old putter ‘rescued from her shed’ this week.

“It’s the one I used between 1994 and 1996 and I won about 24 tournaments with it,” the veteran revealed.

- additional reporting AP

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