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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 21:16 GMT 22:16 UK
Poulter pulls past Riley
Riley v Poulter (Europe won 3&2)

Chris Riley
European rookie Ian Poulter collected his first Ryder Cup point as he saw off fellow debutant Chris Riley 3&2.

The Cup had already been retained but Poulter was determined to go out on a high after losing his only other match with Darren Clarke on Saturday.

Poulter, in the third last singles match, gave the holders a psychological lift by taking the first hole at a time when the USA were thriving elsewhere.

He always led and won the 15th with a birdie before sealing victory on 16.

Poulter said: "I really wanted to come out, focus on my game and put a point on the board for the team."

He praised Europe's team spirit and captain Bernhard Langer.

"We've got a great bunch of guys out here and Bernhard's been absolutely awesome this week," added the Englishman.





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