Asia picks up 7 of 10 points on final day to level EurAsia Cup and share trophy with Europe

Published March 29, 2014

| Associated Press

Asia has staged an improbable Ryder Cup-like comeback on the final day of the EurAsia Cup Saturday, picking up seven of 10 points available in singles to level the score at 10-all and share the trophy with Europe.

Asia, trailing 7-3 going into the final day, briefly took the lead at 9½-8½ before Joost Luiten beat Koumei Oda 1-up to pull the Europeans level.

That left the tournament going down to the final match between Asia's Hideto Tanihara and Europe's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, which finished all square.

Tanihara sank an eight-foot putt to halve the 17th after Fernandez-Castano eagled 16 to even the match.

Europe, which led 5-0 after the opening fourball competition Thursday, only needed 3½ points Saturday to clinch the trophy.

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