Pedersen’s chip is pretty dismal. She’s got plenty of green to work with but seriously underhits it. Back to Ciganda, who could seriously do with draining the 30-footer that remains. She gives it a good run, but America now have two putts to win the hole and make the fastest of starts.
Here we go, then, as the first match takes to the first tee. Jennifer Kupcho is up first … and she hits an absolute pearler into the heart of the green. Her partner Lilia Vu will have a great look at eagle. That was a high tariff shot in foursomes and a statement of intent from the Americans. Over to the home hero Carlota Ciganda, who pulls her drive and is forced to shout fore, scattering a few punters to the left of the green. At least it’s dry. Emily Pedersen has some work to do. Immediate advantage USA.
A wild to-and-fro opening day included a session whitewash, a hole-in-one, a dramatic shank, and a determined afternoon fightback by the hosts. More please! More please! Here are the tee times for the day two morning foursomes (Europe first, all times BST) …
7.10am: Emily Pedersen / Carlota Ciganda v Lilia Vu / Jennifer Kupcho
7.22am: Anna Nordqvist / Leona Maguire v Lexi Thompson / Megan Khang
7.34am: Georgia Hall / Celine Boutier v Nelly Korda / Allisen Corpuz
7.46am: Maja Stark / Linn Grant v Danielle Kang / Andrea Lee
… and we’ll get going immediately. It’s on!