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Britain & Ireland level with Continental Europe

AP , KILLENARD, IRELAND

Continental Europe's Thomas Bjorn from Denmark hits out of the bunker on the 3rd hole in the Fourballs match against Great Britain and Ireland in the Seve Trophy at Killenard, Ireland, on Friday.

PHOTO: AP

Britain & Ireland won the second set of fourballs 3-2 on Friday to pull even with Continental Europe at 5-5 in the Seve Trophy.

Justin Rose and Paul Casey -- at 13th and 22nd the two highest ranked players in the event -- held on for a 1-up victory over Spaniards Miguel Angel Jimenez and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano in the final match.

Casey made a 6-foot putt for a winning par at the last. They had led by three with six to play.

Rose and Casey both lost their opening matches with other partners.

"Neither of us wanted to go two matches without getting a point. We're too strong for that," Casey said.

Britain & Ireland's Bradley Dredge and Phillip Archer beat Swedes Peter Hanson and Robert Karlsson 5 and 4 in Friday's opening match for their second win in two days.

Gregory Havret and Raphael Jacquelin of France responded by scoring their second victory by 5 and 3 over Colin Montgomerie and Mark Warren.

Oliver Wilson and Simon Dyson of Britain & Ireland beat Danes Thomas Bjorn and Soren Hansen 3 and 2, while Mikko Ilonen of Finland and Markus Brier of Austria scored a victory by one hole over Nick Dougherty and Graeme Storm.

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