Europe Win Seve Trophy

Continental Europe has won the Seve Trophy by beating Great Britain and Ireland at St-Nom-La-Breteche for the first time since 2000 with a final score of 15-13.

Entering the final day the two teams were locked at 9-9. The contest went down to the final match between Francesco Molinari and England's Chris Wood, with the Italian winning 3&2 thanks to a birdie at 16.

Gregory Bourdy of France beat Scotland’s Scott Jamieson 4&3 to finish with five victories from his five matches.

Dutchman Joost Luiten, who won his first four matches, lost to England's Tommy Fleetwood 3&2 in the first singles match, before Bourdy closed out his encounter and Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts edged out Paul Casey of England by one hole.

Scotland's Marc Warren levelled the scores with a 4&3 win over Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, but Italy's Matteo Manassero beat Stephen Gallacher 3&2 and Spanish veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez was a 6&4 winner against David Lynn to put Europe within half a point of clinching victory.

Scotland’s Paul Lawrie pulled one back with a 2&1 success over Finn Mikko Ilonen, but Molinari bagged the winning point for Jose Maria Olazabal's side with a long-range put, putting the game to bed and giving Europe their first win in the coveted Seve Trophy since 2000.