Golf: Asia mount unlikely comeback to share first EurAsia Cup trophy with Europe

This handout photo taken and released on March 28, 2014, shows team Asia Anirban Lahiri of India celebrating during the EurAsia Cup in Glenamarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. -- PHOTO: AFP
This handout photo taken and released on March 28, 2014, shows team Asia Anirban Lahiri of India celebrating during the EurAsia Cup in Glenamarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. -- PHOTO: AFP

Asia staged a stunning comeback for an improbable 10-10 draw with Europe to share the inaugural EurAsia Cup title on Saturday.

Thongchai Jaidee's charges picked up seven of 10 points available in singles for a deserved split of the US$4 million (S$5 million) prize pot.

Asia, trailing 7-3 going into the final day, briefly took the lead at 9½-8½ before Joost Luiten beat Koumei Oda 1-up to pull the Europeans level.

The final match between Asia's Hideto Tanihara and Europe's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano then finished all square at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur.

On the 18th, Tanihara had a chance to give Asia the win but his birdie putt was a foot to the left. 2011 Singapore Open champion Fernandez-Castano then holed a three-footer to halve the hole, their match and the Cup.

The biennial matchplay showpiece will stay in Malaysia's capital for the next two editions.

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