Li Haotong helps Asia retain surprise lead going into final day of Eurasia Cup after honours even in day two’s foursomes

Asia Tour team leads European Tour counterparts 6.5 to 5.5 heading into Sunday’s singles matchups in Malaysia

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 January, 2018, 3:49pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 January, 2018, 5:13pm

China’s Li Haotong kept up his end for Asia in the Eurasia Cup at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia on Saturday.

After halving his match on Friday with a 10-foot pressure putt for a birdie on the 18th in the final action of the first day’s fourballs, Li and partner Nicholas Fung beat European pair Ross Fisher and Bernd Weisberger by 3&1 in Saturday’s foursomes.

Fellow Team Asia pair Hideto Tanihara and Phachara Khongmatwai also won on Saturday as did

last year’s Asian Tour order of merit leader Gavin Green and Yuta Ikeda to ensure honours were even for the day’s six foursome matches.

Asia retains its one point lead going into Sunday’s singles, leading the European team 6.5 to 5.5.

They had never before been in the lead in the tournament’s first two editions.

The final day of the three-day tournament sees 12 singles games. Europe are the reigning champions of the Eurasia Cup having won in 2016.

The first edition of the tournament, which takes place every two years between teams representing the Asian Tour and European Tour, was halved.

Li will play Paul Dunne in the final singles match on Sunday.