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Sunday, September 26, 1999 Published at 20:01 GMT 21:01 UK


Jimenez makes it seven losses

Miguel Angel Jimenez: Hit back twice before crashing to defeat

Steve Pate (US) bt Miguel Angel Jimenez (Eur) 2&1 to give the US a 13-10 lead over Europe

Miguel Angel Jimenez became the seventh casualty in Europe's day of doom at Brookline as he lost on the 17th hole to Steve Pate.

It left Mark James' men reeling, having acquired exactly no points from the singles on the final Sunday.

The Spaniard started well, halving the first three holes before bogeying the fourth to go one down.

He struck back on the sixth with a well-taken birdie putt to square it.

Pate pressure

Jimenez threatened for the lead on the seventh, but Pate saved the hole by sinking a fantastic putt from the fringe to halve.

The American was clearly finding his stride and his every shot was greeted by massive cheers and shouts of "Get in the hole" from the crowd.

The pressure appeared to be telling on Jimenez and he blundered to a bogey on the eighth, before Pate struck again to go two-up.

The metronomic American then played an outstanding approach that landed him five feet from the pin and delivered yet another birdie for a three-hole lead.

Pate had a chance to win the match with a putt on the 16th, but he missed and Jimenez made him pay by winning the hole and cutting his deficit to two.

But the tie was over on the 17th as Pate simply had to two-putt to secure it.



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