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Hull, Pettersen help Europe take 10-6 lead over US going into Solheim singles amid controversy

  • United States Paula Creamer, right, embraces Europe's Sandra Gal of Germany after she made the final point on Day3 of the Golf Solheim Cup in St.Leon-Rot, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.  Paula Creamer defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    United States Paula Creamer, right, embraces Europe's Sandra Gal of Germany after she made the final point on Day3 of the Golf Solheim Cup in St.Leon-Rot, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Paula Creamer defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paula Creamer of United States , right, celebrates  on Day3 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. USA won the competition.  Paula Creamer defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Paula Creamer of United States , right, celebrates on Day3 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. USA won the competition. Paula Creamer defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Europe's Sandra Gal  grimaces on Day3 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. USA won the competition.  Paula Creamer  of the US team defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Europe's Sandra Gal grimaces on Day3 at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. USA won the competition. Paula Creamer of the US team defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen beat Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome 2 up in controversial fashion to give Europe a 10-6 lead over the United States going into Sunday's singles matches.

Lee missed a short putt on the 17th of their suspended fourball match and then picked up her ball under the assumption Europe had conceded - Hull was already walking toward the last hole - only for Europe to claim they hadn't conceded the short putt. Hull and Pettersen were awarded the point.

Lee and Lincicome had been 1 up after 15 holes before Hull made a birdie on the 16th to draw the Europeans level.

Hull's birdie on the 18th sealed Europe's second win from the fourballs and leaves the Americans at a huge disadvantage.