Paris, France – A day after losing a large lead, Great Britain & Ireland bounced back Saturday morning by winning 3 1/2 out of four points in the greensomes matches at the Seve Trophy.
The Continental Europe team took 3 1/2 points out of five in Friday's fourball matches to close within one point, but GB&I's big Saturday morning pushed their lead to 9-5 at Saint-Nom-La-Breteche.
GB&I won the first and third matches by a 2 & 1 margin. Simon Dyson and Jamie Donaldson won the opening tilt, while Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher won the third game.
In between those two wins for GB&I, Europe's Peter Hanson and Alexander Noren birdied the par-four 18th to halve their match with David Horsey and British Open champ Darren Clarke.
World No. 2 Lee Westwood and Scott Jamieson rolled to a 4 & 3 win over Spaniards Miguel Angel Jimenez and Pablo Larrazabal in the anchor match to give GB&I a four-point margin heading into the afternoon foursomes matches.
After four more matches later Saturday, all 10 players will battle on Sunday in the singles matches.