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Thompson, Kerr claim point for US to trail Europe 8-5 going into final day of Solheim Cup

  • Europe's team captain Carin Koch of Sweden during the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Europe's team captain Carin Koch of Sweden during the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lexi Thompson of United States hits the ball during the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Lexi Thompson of United States hits the ball during the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brittany Lang, left, and Lizette Salas, right, both of United States, celebrate during the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Brittany Lang, left, and Lizette Salas, right, both of United States, celebrate during the fourballs on Day2 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

Lexi Thompson and Christie Kerr earned a point for the United States to trail Europe 8-5 in the Solheim Cup before the other fourball matches were suspended Saturday due to bad light.

The American duo defeated Spanish pair Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz 3 and 2 to reduce the Europeans' lead after a good morning for the home team.

The U.S. held a slight advantage in the three remaining fourball matches, which will be resumed Sunday morning at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany.

Earlier Saturday, Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen recovered from 4 down to win 1 up against Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel, as Europe took a commanding lead from the morning's foursome matches.

The event will end Sunday with 12 singles matches after the suspended fourball matches are played.