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Team Asia hold advantage after second day of EurAsia Cup

Team Asia hold the advantage going into the final day of the third EurAsia Cup at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.

Arjun Atwal’s side lead Europe 6.5 to 5.5 after Saturday’s foursomes were shared 3-3.

It looked like Thomas Bjorn’s side might have the lead after they made a good start to the day, but wins for Team Asia pairings Hideto Tanihara and Phachara Khongwatmai and Haoting Li and Nicholas Fung in the final two matches swung the balance back into the hosts’ favour.

Tyrrell Hatton helped Paul Casey claim a point for TEam Europe in the foursomes (Sadiq Asyraf/AP)

Trailing by a point after Friday’s fourballs, Europe made a strong start to the day, winning three of the top four matches.

Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood beat Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia 3&2, Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton delivered a 2&1 success over Byeong Hun An and Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Matthew Fitzpatrick and Thomas Pieters got the better of Poom Saksansin and Sunghoon Kang 3&2.

That gave Europe a 5.5-4.5 lead, but Team Asia turned it around as Tanihara and Khongwatmai beat Alex Noren and Paul Dunne 2&1 before Li and Fung won three of the last four holes to claim a 3&2 win over Bernd Wiesberger and Ross Fisher.

The tournament will be decided by 12 singles matches on Sunday.

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