A golf ball with official brand of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles Golf Club, September 10, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. /VCG Photo
USA pulled level with Europe at 8-8 in the Solheim Cup on Saturday, ahead of the final day of 12 singles matches on Sunday .
The Americans now need 6 points for a draw to retain the trophy, while the European hosts can take possession with 6 1/2 points at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Celine Boutier of Team Europe speaks during a press conference prior to the start of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, September 10, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. /VCG Photo
Europe came in leading 4 1/2 to 3 1/2, and Celine Boutier's chip shot at 15 just missed the cup as she and Georgia Hall turned up the heat on Lizette Salas and Ally McDonald.
Needing two putts at 16 to win, Hall's first stops just inched from the hole, helping her and Boutier to prevail 3-and-2, putting the hosts 6 1/2 to 5 1/2 ahead, after the morning foursomes.
Danielle Kang (L) and Lizette Salas (R) of the United States team during the official photocall for the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on September 10, 2019 in Auchterarder, Scotland. /VCG Photo
USA made their move in the afternoon four-ball matches. Lizette Salas drained a long birdie at 6, giving her and Danielle Kang the momentum, against Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz.
Kang slammed the door shut with her putt at 17. The Americans battled back to tie things at 8-all, going into the final day in the north of Scotland.
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