A young fan waits for an autograph during practice for the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Charlie Neibergall
August 18, 2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Europe took a 2 + - 1 + lead over the U.S. on Friday after foursome play at the Solheim Cup.

European star Anna Nordqvist and England's Georgia Hall won their match by three holes. Karine Icher teamed with Catriona Matthew to beat their American counterparts by a hole.

Solheim rookie Danielle Kang of the U.S. sunk a birdie putt on No. 18 to give her duo a one-hole victory. The American tandem of Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr birdied their final two holes to halve their match with Mel Reid and Charley Hull.

Opening day play will wrap up with four four-ball matchups at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

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