Molinari leads Continental Europe to victory in Hero Cup

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Continental Europe has won the Hero Cup by beating Britain & Ireland with Francesco Molinari, Victor Perez and Nicolai Hojgaard among those to star for the victorious team and push their credentials for the Ryder Cup. The renewal of the competition formerly called The Seve Trophy 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. Continental Europe led 8 1/2-6 1/2 after Saturday’s foursomes and dominated the singles. Molinari was the victorious captain and took down Shane Lowry 3&2. Adrian Meronk clinched the winning point.

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