"We made them work for the holes they won, that's key to foursomes
After the morning foursomes
he had lost 14 matches, tied with Phil Mickelson and just two behind Ray Floyd.
Winner of the Longest Drive for men was Kevin Miller of Leominster, and for women, Gaby McQuillan of the foursome
of Medical Resources of Newton.
defeat was a wake-up call from which they picked up the momentum and set the tone for the afternoon.'
Wales suffered an early morning blow when Nigel Edwards had to pull out of the foursomes
: Jeff Buttler, Majid Hedayati, Michael Della Rocca, Ted Kleiner on Brae Burn Golf Course
The Brits were whitewashed 4-0 in the morning foursomes
- equalling their worst start at Sunningdale in 1987.
the Europeans came storming back, winning 4-0 in foursomes
. Europe held a 5-3 edge when the first day was settled.
Individual scores, morning foursomes
: Mike Grunwell (D&G) and Clark Riddick (Southerness) lost to Kieran Waters (Carlisle) and Will Bowe (Workington) 4 & 2; Andrew Kerr (Crichton) and Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) beat Luke Walker (Ulverston) and Richard Mewse (Workington) by one hole; Martin McNae (Lochmaben) and David King (Southerness) lost to Darren Whitfield (Penrith) and James Atkinson (Workington) 4 & 3; Colin Hamilton and Bob Graham (both Stranraer) beat Rob Spence and Jon Clark (both Furness) 3 & 2; Liam Carruthers (Powfoot) and Craig Scobie (Lochmaben) lost to Stephen Jopson and Andrew Wolstencroft (both Carlisle) by 1 hole; Ross Murray and Greig Blayney (both Southerness) lost to Paul Jenkinson (Keswick) and Nicky Bell (Eden) 3 & 2.
Kevin Cunningham defends the Captain's Prize and Liam Haldane and James STodd Jnr defend the Club Foursomes
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Danny Willett, who was dropped from the foursomes
after his brother's anti-American article, was booed on the first tee and heckled as the beer started flowing in the afternoon sun.
Morris did not feature in either the first day foursomes
or fourballs as Britain and Ireland side laid down a marker against the favourites the United States in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.
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JIM FURYK admitted the foursomes
flattened the American dream.
McGinley's American counterpart Tom Watson, who was coming in for increasing criticism last nigt over his captaincy style, said the key to the outcome was Europe's two 3 1/2-point hauls from the foursomes