Asia stages EurAsia Cup comeback

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iol spt march 29 Malaysia Europe Asia Golf~15 AP Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain attempts to clear a shot from the rough on the sixth hole during the second round of the Eurasia Cup golf tournament at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Subang.

Kuala Lumpur - Asia has staged an improbable Ryder Cup-like comeback on the final day of the EurAsia Cup on Saturday, picking up seven of 10 points available in singles to level the score at 10-all and share the trophy with Europe.

Asia, trailing 7-3 going into the final day, briefly took the lead at 9½-8½ before Joost Luiten beat Koumei Oda 1-up to pull the Europeans level.

That left the tournament going down to the final match between Asia's Hideto Tanihara and Europe's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, which finished all square.

Tanihara sank an eight-foot putt to halve the 17th after Fernandez-Castano eagled 16 to even the match.

Europe, which led 5-0 after the opening fourball competition Thursday, only needed 3½ points Saturday to clinch the trophy. - Sapa-AP

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