Europe steamrolled Team Asia in the singles to retain EurAsia Cup

Vastavam web: Team Europe finally found their rhythm as they steamrolled Team Asia in the singles today to win the EurAsia Cup golf tournament for the second time in three editions.Winning eight singles and halving another one, Europe emerged 8 to 3 winners in singles to complete a 14-10 triumph at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.Beginning one point behind Team Asia, Europe racked up three quick wins through Alex Noren (4&2 against Nicholas Fung), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (4&3 against Gavin Green) and Tommy Fleetwood (2&1 against SSP Chawrasia) to move ahead and were then interrupted only by Poom Saksansin’s shock defeat of Paul Casey 1-up.

Later on, Europe kept piling on the wins, through Henrik Stenson, Bernd Wiesberger and Alex Levy. It was Thomas Pieters who delivered the winning point and then Tyrell Hatton beat Anirban Lahiri for the eighth singles win for Europe.”You know, it was tough, with almost every match, we didn’t make enough putts. It looked like every time I watched my players, they were hitting the edges and it seemed like Europe, every time I watched them, they were either chipping in or making a lot of birdies.”It’s tough to beat them when they are doing that. We are very, very proud of every single one.”

On whether a change in order of the players he field could have put some pressure on Europe, he added, “Whichever order I would have put today, those guys really played well today. It wasn’t a strategic thing.”You play for very few points the first two days and then you play for a lot of points on Sunday, and that’s the way these events are. It can swing very much on the last day and we showed today that if you are good and strong on Sundays, you can win these things.”