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PGA Cup 2017 - Day 3 live updates

17 Sep 17

Currie Day Two

Singles Sunday is here! The 28th PGA Cup meeting is taking place between Great Britain & America at Foxhills Club and Resort.

Albert MacKenzie's side are looking to secure back-to-back wins over America for the first time since 1984.

GB & Ireland currently lead 8.5-7.5 after day two, and MacKenzie will be hoping his side can complete the job today today.

Follow all of the action live here by clicking refresh. You can also view live scoring from the PGA Cup by clicking here.

 

INTERVIEW - Greig Hutcheon describes his emotions after sinking the winning putt for GB & Ireland.

Click here to check out our gallery of images from what has been an unforgettable weekend for GB & Ireland at they win the 2017 PGA Cup at Foxhills.

15.15 - Archer completes GB&I's triumph in style with a birdie at the last which is followed by a loud roar from the gathering crowd. He beats Dobyns by one to seal a convincing 16-10 victory for GB & Ireland. 

15.05 - It's another half point for GB & Ireland. Welshman Houston and Uresti can't be separated in a dramatic match eight which saw the America battle back from two behind down the back nine. The score is 15-10 with one match still to be confirmed.

14.55 - The winning combination. An emotional Albert MacKenzie poses for a photo at the 17th with his vice-captains Martyn Thompson and Cameron Clark.

Winning Team Web

14.50 - In match nine, a birdie at the 17th by Dobyns keeps in that one. They're currently making their way down the 18th with Archer one up. In the other final match being played, Houston and Uresti are all square with just the 18th to play.

14.40 - During the celebrations, Higgins made it a double victory for the Irish players as he got the better of Rainaud 3 & 2. Higgins led from the second hole to put GB & Ireland 14.5-9.5 in front.

Coles Fist Pump

ABOVE - This is how much winning means to Rob Coles.

14.25 - There were jubilant scenes at the 17th. The GB & Ireland camp were all quick to pounce on Hutcheon. 

Hutcheon

14.20 - That's to the 17th where Scotland's Greig Hutcheon is one-up against Paul Claxton. A half point will do and Hutch obliges with an up and down to halve the hole and ensure GB&I racks up back-to-back victories for the first time since 1984. Let the celebrations begin - with no pond in the vicinity of the 17th victorious skipper Albert MacKenzie will ecape a dunking but the Scot is certain to be doused in bubbly by his joyful players.

14.05 - PGA Cup retained!! What a comeback - Chris Currie retrieves a three-hole deficit to go up the last one-up. He is guaranteed half a point so the PGA Cup is retained. A bogey at the 18th means he loses the hole and halves his match with Rod Perry. As a result the drama as to who earns the half point that wins the match moves elsewhere.

13.55 - Cort beats Broce 2&1 to put the hosts in control here at Foxhills.

13.45 - Raitt comes from behind to beat McNabb 3 & 2 and claim GB & Ireland's third win of the day. 

13.40 - American Berberian was the standout player for America today. His round included two eagles as he beats McDonnell 4 & 3 to claim America's first point of the afternoon.

13.45 - This is a bigger comeback than Lazarus! Currie was three down after nine but he heads up the 18th one up after Perry misses the green with his approach to the 17th, he fluffs his chip and gets a bogey. Currie responds with a par and at least what seemed an unlikely half point is now certain. 

Currie Day 3 Web

13.40 - Berberian Jnr is battling away for America. He's sunk two consecutive birdies at the 12 and 13th before grabbing his second eagle of the day at the par 5 14th to move three ahead of McDonnell.

13.35 - The scoreboard makes very good reading for GB & Ireland. Cort have moved two ahead of Broce with two to play in match four. Raitt remains three up on McNabb and Houston, Archer and Higgins are all two up in the last three matches.

13.28 - Currie must be hearing the cheers ahead of him beause he's now back level with Perry. They're both all square in match three with all to play for ahead of the final two holes. 

13.22 - Another win on the board for GB & Ireland. Coles was under all sorts of pressure after his opponent Speight his a superb iron shot to set up an eagle attempt at the 18th. He went on the birdie but Coles was equal to it to win by one. 

Coles said: "It was a grind out there today. Josh played every bit as well as I did, but luckily for me and my team I was just able to get over the line."

COLES 3

13.18 - In match seven Hutcheon is now back all square with Claxton thanks to a birdie at the 12th. In match ten Higgins restores parity with his third birdie of the day to go two up on Rainaud in the final match.

13.15 - Speight wins hole 17 to take match two right down to the wire. Berberian is battling on against McDonnell and has gone two up in that match. 

13.10 - In the later matches, Higgins' lead over Rainaud is down to just one after the Irishman could only bogey the ninth, but in match nine Archer is using all of his experience to move four up on Dobyns. 

13.08 - A birdie at the par 4 12th puts Berberian Jnr one up on McDonnell in match six, but in match eight, Welshman Houston has gone two clear of Uresti after making three at the par 4 tenth.

13.05 - Cort sees the one shot lead he earned at the 11th erased by Jamie Brice at the 12th. But a superb approach at the 13th sets him up for a birdie to go one up again.

13.00 - Things are looking very good for GB & Ireland. In match five Raitt moves four up thanks to his fourth birdie of the day at the 12th. Six to play in that one

12.55 - Speight fails to get up and down from the side of the 16th green. Coles is closing in on another point for GB & Ireland in match two. 

12.52 - First blood to GB & Ireland! McGrane recovers from an iffy start to beat Brown 3 & 2. Four points now needed to win the match. 

Mcgran Day 3

A two putt par secures the win. McGrane said: "I was delighted to be given the responsibility of leading us out by Albert. More importantly, I'm delighted to put the first point on the board today for GB & Ireland."

12.50 - Back to all square in the match between Cort and Broce after the American birdied the par 4 12th and Cort could only make par.

12.48 - Back-to-back birdies by in-form Currie means the deficit in match three has been cut to just one. However in match ten Higgins now has a two shot lead after Rainaud collected a birdie at the seventh.

12.45 - America's McNabb misses a tiddler on the par three 11th and Andrew Raitt goes three up thanks to a par. Elsewhere, A bogey from Speight at the 15th has allowed Coles to retake the lead in match two.

12.40 - It looks as though GB & Ireland could be on their way to picking up their first point of the day. McGrane has moved three ahead of Brown in match one with as many holes to play. 

12.35 - The first eagle of the day comes from American Berberian at the tenth. It could be a crucial one for Paul Levy's side ashe moves back to all square with McDonnell.

12.30 - Currie has cut the deficit back to two in match three thanks to a birdie at the 12th, while in match five Raitt has also just picked up a birdie, at the par 4 tenth to go two up.

12.28 - McGrane is on a roll. The Irishman completes back-to-back birdies and moves ahead by two woth just four to play.

12.25 - Things are looking good for birthday boy Cort in match four. He's gone one up again thanks to a birdie at the 11th.

12.22 - Teapot! It's hand on hip for Speight after he fails to get up and down for par on 13. It's all square again in match two to the delight of Coles.

12.15 - A birdie for Claxton on hole seven means his match against Hutcheon is back to all square. Another match level is Coles and Speight who were out second after the American could only bogey the par 4 13th.

Mcgrane Fist Pump

12.10 - In the opener, McGrane has completed the turnaround and gone one up against Brown. Brown leaves a long range putt in the jaws and McGrane rolls in an 18-footer for birdie on the 13th.

12.08 - A second bogey of the day for Dobyns has allowed Archer to move two ahead in match nine.

12.05 - Raitt has picked up a birdie at the par 5 seven and his and his opponent McNabb has just bogeyed the eighth which puts Raitt one up in match five.

12.00 - As things stand GB & Ireland are ahead in four matches and America lead in one. Positive signs for the hosts, but there's plenty of twists and turns still to come this afternoon.

11.58 - McGrane was two down in the opening match with Brown but the American has allowed his opponent back in it. A bogey by Brown at the 12th brings that match all square. 

11.55 - Currie is not going so well in the singles today. He finds himself three down in the third match after American Perry makes back-to-back birdies at the eighth and ninth.

11.52 - In match seven Hutcheon goes in front for the time time after Claxton bogey's the par 3 six. It's advantage GB & Ireland in that contest.

11.50 - So close! Speight lips out from 25ft on the tenth green and let out: "You've got to be kidding me! Cole's birdie try from 18ft stops on the lip and the hole is halved. A crucial match is all square.

11.46 - Higgins is really enjoying himself out there this morning. He's moved three up in match tne thanks to his second birdie of the day at the par 3 fourth.

11.42 - Broce is now back all square against Cort in match four, but McDonnell has moved in front for the first time against Berberian thanks to back to back birdes.

11.38 - American Perry takes the lead over Currie for the first time in match two after the Scot is forced to concede hole seven

11.35 - The two late starters are looking good for GB & Ireland. Archer is still has a slight lead over Dobyns and in the final match. Elsewhere, the possibility of match ten being decisive is unlikely as GB & Ireland's Higgins goes two in front. He's up against Rainaud.

Higgins 2

ABOVE - Irishman David Higgins looks on.

11.33 - Good news for GB & Ireland. Hutcheon is back level with Claxton in match eight after the American bogeyed the fourth and Welshman Houston is all square again with Uresti. 

11.30 - In match six McDonnell fell behind again but for a second time he's battled back to go level with Berberian Jnr thanks to a birdie at the fifth.

11.25 - McNabb bogeys the fifth in match five but Raitt produces a brilliant birdie. America are now just one up in that clash. 

11.20 - A birdie at the second sees Archer move one ahead of Dobyns in match nine. The scoreboard all of a suddent not looking so bad for GB & Ireland now.

11.15 - Birthday boy Matt Cort will be looking to make it one to remember today. He's certainly going the right way about it by going one up against Broce in match four. 

11.10 - Speight birdies the par 5 seven to draw level with Coles in match two. In match one Brown records a double bogey at the eighth and McGrane bogeys to win the hole and cut the deficit to one.

11.08 - America in control so far this morning. Paul Levy's side are in front in five matches and all ten matches are out on the course.

Mackenzie

ABOVE - GB & Ireland captain Albert MacKenzie.

11.05 - McNabb moves two clear of Raitt in match five thanks to a birdie at the par 3 fourth and in match eight Uresti has just birdied the second to take the lead in match eight.

11.00 - Coles has turned things around in match two. Speight drops shots at the third and fifth which allows Coles to go one up. Elsewhere in match two, Perry birdies the par 5 fifth to go back all square in match three.

10.57 - McDonnell is all square again in match six after Berberian Jnr bogeys the third.

10.50 - Going down the order America are also up in match six and seven. Berberian Jnr goes in front against Higgins, while Hutcheon also falls one behind in match seven against Claxton.

10.45 - Raitt goes one down in his match against McNabb. The American birdies the second to go one up.

10.40 - Chris Currie has won three of his four matches so far this weekend. He's made a bright start in the singles this morning too by going one up in his match against Perry.

10.35 - Coles fell behind after bogeying the second but Speight bogeys the third and it's back to all square.

Currie

10.30 - Three other matches are now underway. Currie and Perry have both scored par on the first two holes and are level. That's the same for Cort and Broce in match four. Raitt and McNabb are also level after the first.

10.20 - McGrane's miserable start continues as he bogeys the par for three. Again all Brown has to do is make par and he moves two up in the opening match.

10.10 - More bad news from a GB & Ireland perspective. Coles has made a bogey at the second and Speight goes one up after making par. America now ahead in the two opening matches.

10.05 - It's advantage Brown in the opening match. McGrane makes a six at the par 4 second and it's the American who wins the hole with a bogey to go one up.

INTERVIEW - Hear the thoughts of Albert MacKenzie as GB & Ireland look to defend the PGA Cup here at Foxhills Club & Resort on singles Sunday.

10.00 - The second match between Coles and Speight has started with both players making par. Coles is in fine form heading into the singles having won both of his matches in the foursomes and fourballs on Saturday.

09.50 - Despite a disappointing start at the first tee, McGrane is unable take advantage as both players make a wobbly start and head to the second tee all square after picking up a bogey.

09.35 - We're underway! Brown takes an iron off the tee for accuary, and his ball was last seen heading towards the driving range. He had to take a provisional. McGrane opted for the driver and sent his slightly right. An early advantage for GB & Ireland.

Mcgran Tee Off

09.15 - Good morning. We're live at Foxhills Club & Resort for the finale of what has been a thrilling 2017 PGA Cup. We're close to the first tee offs. Damien McGrane is first up for GB & Ireland and he's up against America's Mark Brown.

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