Continental Europe extends lead to 2 points at Hero Cup

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Continental Europe will take a two-point lead into the final day of the Hero Cup after extending its advantage over Britain & Ireland in the afternoon foursomes on Saturday. The inaugural tournament is giving European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald a chance to assess players under match-play pressure ahead of the contest with the United States outside Rome in September. Francesco Molinari’s team was a point ahead overnight and maintained that advantage when the teams took 2.5 points each from the five foursomes matches on Saturday morning at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Continental Europe then finished the afternoon 3-2 to take a 8.5-6.5 lead ahead of the Sunday singles.

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