Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts

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Europe Takes Lead In Solheim Cup Event

Inspired by chanting fans and a beautiful fall day, Europe rallied Saturday for a 9-7 lead over the United States in the Solheim Cup going into the final day of 12 singles golf matches in Chepstow, Wales.

It was a great day for Europe and a miserable one for the Americans, who entered the second day with a 5-3 lead but simply didn't hole any putts. Of a possible eight points available in morning foursomes (alternate shot) and afternoon four-ball (better ball), the Americans won only two. The United States now is flirting with losing the only one of golf's four major international trophies it still holds, having lost the Ryder, Walker and Curtis in the last 12 months. ***** GOLF Funk, Jordan Share B.C. Lead Fred Funk shot an 8-under-par 63 for a share of the third-round lead with Pete Jordan in the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y. Jordan shot a 66 to match Funk at 16-under 197. Tiger Woods also shot a 66 to remain 3 back. * Daylong rains washed out the second round of the Brickyard Crossing Senior PGA event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course. Tour officials said the tournament would be reduced to a 36-hole event. The final round is scheduled for Sunday. Simon Hobday, who won the Brickyard last year, led the tournament after Friday's first round, shooting a 7-under-par 65 while playing bogey-free golf. Bob Betley and Tom Wargo of Centralia, Ill. were 1 stroke back. ***** SOCCER Rivermen Play To Tie Scott Luczak (Lindbergh) scored off a free kick from just outside the penalty area in the 75th minute, lifting the University of Missouri-St. Louis to a 1-1 tie with Northern Kentucky in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at UMSL. ***** MOTOR SPORTS Hill Wins Pole Spot Damon Hill edged Williams Renault teammate Jacques Villeneuve for the pole position in Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril. …

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