SAINT-NOM-LA-BRETECHE, France – Great Britain & Ireland outplayed Continental Europe in Saturday’s greensomes and foursomes to take a commanding five-point lead in the Vivendi Seve Trophy, 111/2 to 61/2.
The defending champions won three and halved one of the four greensomes in the morning to lead 9-5 before taking 21/2 points out of four in the afternoon’s foursomes.
The tournament ends Sunday with 10 singles matches. Great Britain & Ireland need three more points to retain the title.
The late Spanish golf great Seve Ballesteros created the event, a biennial competition, to help Europeans get more match-play experience outside the Ryder Cup.
Great Britain & Ireland have won the trophy five straight times after Continental Europe captured the inaugural event in 2000.