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Match 3 - Friday Fourballs

McGinley/Donald halved with Riley/Cink

September 17, 2004

Hole 18 - Riley backed up his reputation for being a great putter by holing a brave seven foot par putt to leave the match tied. Donald put the pressure on the Americans by making a solid four after hitting an excellent two iron safely on to the green.

Hole 17 - Donald up and down from sand secures the half after Cink was nearly the hero again after missing a birdie attempt from 15 feet.

Hole 16 - As the tension mounts Cink misses a nine footer for birdie to put the Americans one up. Match all square with two to go.

Hole 15 - Great three by Cink pulls American back to all square.

Hole 14 - Holed halved in fours, Europe stay one up.

Hole 13 - Europe go one up after McGinley makes a par three. He two putts from about 40 feet while Cink three putts from the same range, missing his second from four feet.

Hole 12 - All four players face makeable birdie putts but all miss. McGinley missed first from 15 feet, Donald from 12, Cink and Riley from 10. Still all square.

Hole 11 - Great second shot by Donald leaves him 12 feet from hole. Faces birdie putt to win hole but his effort slips by. Match stays level.

Hole 10 - Cink strikes fine second shot to eight feet and has a putt to put Americans up for the first time in any of the morning matches. He just misses and Donald then halves the hole with a seven foot par putt. Riley missed birdie putt from 20 feet.

Hole 9 - Tight game continues as McGinley and Cink card par threes to keep match all square as they head to the back nine.

Hole 8 - Crowd roars as Riley nearly holes second shot from 180 yards on one of the most difficult holes on course. McGinley concedes Riley's tap in. The Irishman missed 25 footer for birdie. Match all square and looks like going the distance.

Hole 7 - Drama unfolds as Cink holes 30 foot birdie putt before McGinley follows him in from 25 feet for birdie to keep Europe one up.

Hole 6 - McGinley drains 13 footer for first birdie of the match to put Europe one up and ahead in all four matches. Riley and Cink both missed birdie attempts from just inside the Irishman.

Hole 5 - Donald and Riley missed birdie putts so hole halved in pars. No birdies in match three, match remains all square.

Hole 4 - Match remains all square after par fours by Donald and Cink.

Hole 3 - Hole halved in par threes by McGinley and Cink. Cink missed 15 footer for birdie. Match remains all square.

Hole 2 - Hole halved in par fives, match all square. Donald missed 12 footer for birdie but secured par, McGinley missed 10 foot par putt. Cink made par.

Hole 1 - Match all square. Paul McGinley and Stewart Cink make par fours.

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