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Asia rallies in fourball matches to cut Europe's lead to 1 in Royal Trophy

India's Jeev Milkha Singh saved par on the final hole to earn a half-point and help Asia cut Europe's lead to one Saturday in the Royal Trophy.

Down 3 1/2-1/2 on Friday after the opening foursomes, Asia won two fourball matches and halved the other two to cut Europe's lead to 4 1/2-3 1/2 entering the eight closing singles matches Sunday at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

Singh and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat halved with European playing captain Jose Maria Olazabal and fellow Spanish star Miguel Angel Jimenez. South Korea's Bae Sang-moon and China's Wu Ashun also halved their match with Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts and Germany's Marcel Siem.

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and Yoshinori Fujimoto beat Sweden's Henrik Stenson and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 3 and 1, and South Korea's Y.E. Yang and K.T. Kim edged Italian brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari 2 and 1.