Seve Trophy. It's All Square. October 05 2013

It's all square in the Seve Trophy at the close of play on day three in Paris. Stephen Gallacher  (Getty Images) Stephan Gallacher / Getty Images Starting the foursomes one point behind GB&I soon found themselves 6 points to 8 adrift as Continental Europe won the morning session 2½ points to 1½. GB&I fought back in the afternoon, winning that session 3 points to 1, leveling the overall score going into the singles matches on Sunday. Continental Europe Team Captain José María Olazábal is confident that he can get his team all fired up for the singles matches, despite their poor record in this event in recent times; “We lost the session and we played three days of golf, and looks like we start from scratch tomorrow. What I have kept on saying all week long, is that we have to play the best we can. We have a very strong team facing us, and that we have to play good tomorrow. Obviously I want to win it badly, it’s as simple as that. I don't like that record at all and hopefully this group of ten people will be able to achieve that tomorrow.” GB&I Team Captain Sam Torrance was very happy the way David Lynn and Paul Casey came back to beat Miguel Angel Jiménez and Matteo Manassero on the last hole; “They kept going. Paul Casey and David Lynn, they were two down most of the way around and they just kept fighting and won on 18, fantastic.”  The afternoon charge started when Stephen Gallacher and Paul Lawrie won a point against the previously unbeaten  Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño,  ending their 100 per cent record. Stephan and Paul came back from three down in the morning session to earn a half point, and then won in the afternoon 2-1. This was some turn around as they had lost  to this pair in the four-balls, 6 and 5. Paul mentioned the word revenge; " I'm not so sure it's revenge but it's obviously nice to win a point. After getting a heavy defeat the first match against them we wanted to go back up against them so we managed to get a point back and we both played nicely.” Gregory Bourdy and Joost Luiten took their perfect record to four points from four, beating Jamie Donaldson and Marc Warren 2 and 1 in the morning, and then Scott Jamieson and Chris Wood in the afternoon, on the final hole. Jamie Donaldson and Marc Warren won their afternoon session, beating Thomas Björn and Mikko Ilonen 2-1. Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood had lost in the morning to Miguel Angel Jiménez and Matteo Manassero, by one hole. In the afternoon he teamed up with David Lynn to break the experienced pairing of Miguel and Matteo, with David sinking a ten foot putt to tie the match. GB&I have some momentum, and Paul Casey is looking forward to the singles, he said foursomes was tough to play; " It's been so close all week; it could have gone either way. It seems like we have been getting off to bad starts all week, and this session, looked like we were getting off to a good start and things went a bit pear shaped in the middle. For Lynnie to make that putt on the last and to be level going into singles is massive. I think we are looking forward to tomorrow , it's tough playing foursomes.”