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Europe defeat Asia in one sided Eurasia Cup

The victorious European side (Photo: Getty's Images )
Team Europe romped to an emphatic 18½-5½ victory over Asia in Kuala Lumpur today to secure their first win in the EURASIA CUP presented by DRB-HICOM. 

As in previous days, Ian Poulter again set the tone for Europe, beating Danny Chia 4&3 to put some early blue on the board and quell any hopes of an unlikely fight-back from Asia.

Once his fellow Englishmen Lee Westwood and Andy Sullivan had followed Poulter’s lead, beating Nicholas Fung (7&6) and Thongchai Jaidee (4&3) respectively, it was left to their compatriot Danny Willett to deliver the coup de grace.

Willett’s 3&1 defeat of Byeonghun An ensured Europe would become the first side to lift the trophy after the inaugural event in 2014 ended in a 10-10 draw. 

Further victories for Matt Fitzpatrick, Chris Wood, Kristoffer Broberg, Victor Dubuisson and Søren Kjeldsen sealed a convincing win for Captain Darren Clarke’s side.

Asia’s only points today came courtesy of Anirban Lahiri and KT Kim, who beat Shane Lowry 2&1 and Bernd Wiesberger 3&2 respectively, whilst a birdie putt on the last hole by Jeunghun Wang ensured his match with Ross Fisher finished in a tie.

European Captain Darren Clarke was delighted with the manner of the win. “The team have played fantastic this week. I’ve thrown a couple of my ideas at them and aside from that, the team bonding that they have had has been brilliant.

"What Lee and Poults have brought to the team room has been priceless. They have been very, very good. All the young kids have listened to them, they have all learnt from them.

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