Asia fight back to share inaugural EurAsia Cup with Europe

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Posted: Mar 29, 2014 3:07 AM

(Reuters) - Asia rallied from a 5-0 whitewash on the opening day to share the inaugural EurAsia Cup with Europe with a strong performance in Saturday's singles matches in Kuala Lumpur.

Trailing 7-3 after Friday's foursomes, the Asian team won six matches and halved two on Saturday to tie the scores at 10-10 for a share of the spoils.

Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Hideto Tanihara of Japan were the last men on the course and both had a chance to wrap up the tie on the final hole but after missing tricky birdie putts, their match and the teams finished all-square.

Thai duo Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Indians Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar, South Korea's Kim Hyung-sung and Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh all won their singles matches for Asia.

Europe's Spanish captain Miguel Angel Jimenez and Dutchman Joost Luiten were the two winners for their team.

(Writing by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by John O'Brien)