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Sport Pieters scores winning point as Europe defend EurAsia Cup

09:05  14 january  2018
09:05  14 january  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Bjorn wary of Asian strength

  Bjorn wary of Asian strength Thomas Bjorn has warned his European team not to underestimate the strength of Asia at this week's EurAsia Cup.Thomas Bjorn has warned his European team not to underestimate the strength of Asia ahead of this week's EurAsia Cup in Malaysia.

Europe dominated in Malaysia on Sunday as the defending champions successfully retained their EurAsia Cup crown. Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters scored the winning point to inspire a 14-10 victory for Europe in the third edition of the biennial tournament.

Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters scored the winning point to inspire a 14-10 victory for Europe in the third edition of the biennial event. Europe dominated in Malaysia on Sunday as the defending champions successfully retained their EurAsia Cup crown.

ThomasPieters-cropped: Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters © Provided by Omnisport Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters

Europe dominated in Malaysia on Sunday as the defending champions successfully retained their EurAsia Cup crown.

Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters scored the winning point to inspire a 14-10 victory for Europe in the third edition of the biennial tournament.

Asia held a one-point lead heading into the third and final day at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club but the visiting Europeans – who needed seven points to win – won eight of the first nine matches.

Europe regained the lead thanks to Pieters' seven-foot putt before the 25-year-old won the next hole to guarantee the trophy stayed in European hands.

Europeans want more match play

  Europeans want more match play European players have called for more match play events as they relish the chance for head-to-head competition at the EurAsia Cup.European players have called for more match play events as they relish the chance for head-to-head competition at the EurAsia Cup this week.

Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters scored the winning point to inspire a 14-10 victory for Europe in the third edition of the biennial event. Europe dominated in Malaysia on Sunday as the defending champions successfully retained their EurAsia Cup crown.

Europe dominated in Malaysia on Sunday as the defending champions successfully retained their EurAsia Cup crown. Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters scored the winning point to inspire a 14-10 victory for Europe in the third edition of the biennial tournament.

The final hole against An Byeong-hun was halved in fours as Pieters – who finished tied for fourth at the Masters last year – celebrated in Kuala Lumpur.

"It's always nice to get the winning point. I got off to a good start, then played pretty poorly during the middle, then made a couple of very good birdies," he said.

Alex Noren (four and two), Tommy Fleetwood (two and one), Henrik Stenson (two and one), Rafa Cabrera Bello (four and three), Bernd Wiesberger (two and one), Alexander Levy (three and one), Pieters (1 hole) and Tyrell Hatton (two and one) were triumphant for Europe, while Matthew Fitzpatrick's singles match against Sunghoon Kang was halved.

Asia won the final two ties thanks to Yuta Ikeda and Li Haotong against Ross Fisher and Paul Dunne respectively.

Fisher pulls level with Pieters as McIlroy, Fleetwood lurk in Abu Dhabi .
Thomas Pieters was pegged back on the final hole of the day as Ross Fisher drew level at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.Ross Fisher joined Thomas Pieters at the top of a star-studded leaderboard heading into the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, with Rory McIlroy their nearest rival.

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