GB & Ireland launch fightback
Continental Europe still lead the Seve Trophy but only by the narrow margin of 5.5-4.5 after GB & Ireland won Friday's fourballs 3-2.
Paul Casey and Simon Khan took the top match 3&2 against Mikko Ilonen and Thorbjorn Olesen and there were also wins for David Lynn and Scott Jamieson in the second match and the impressive Jamie Donaldson and Marc Warren in game three.
Lynn and Jamieson won the last two holes to win 1up against Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero while Donaldson and Warren saw off Thomas Bjorn and Miguel Angel Jimenez 4&2.
Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano again produced some sparking golf to take down Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher 6&5 in the bottom match and secure the first point of the day for Continental Europe.
And there was also victory for Jose Maria Olazabal's men in the final match to finish as Joost Luiten and Gregory Bourdy edged out Chris Wood and Tommy Fleetwood on the last.
Two down with two to play, Wood eagled 17 to send the contest down 18 but both he and Fleetwood missed good birdie chances on the final green.
Day Two Fourballs:
Mikko Ilonen & Thorbjorn Olesen (Europe) lost to Simon Khan & Paul Casey (Gbr & Irl) 3 & 2
Matteo Manassero & Francesco Molinari (Europe) lost to David Lynn & Scott Jamieson (Gbr & Irl) 1 hole
Miguel Angel Jimenez & Thomas Bjorn (Europe) lost to Jamie Donaldson & Marc Warren (Gbr & Irl) 4 & 2
Joost Luiten & Gregory Bourdy (Europe) bt Chris Wood & Tommy Fleetwood (Gbr & Irl) 1 hole
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano & Nicolas Colsaerts (Europe) bt Paul Lawrie & Stephen Gallacher (Gbr & Irl) 6 & 5
Continental Europe 5.5 Great Britain & Ireland 4.5