Britain and Ireland hold slim 3-2 lead

Updated: September 24, 2009, 1:51 PM ET

VERSAILLES, France -- Britain and Ireland held a slender 3-2 advantage over Continental Europe after Thursday's opening fourball session in the Vivendi Trophy team event.

Debutants Anthony Wall and Chris Wood set the ball rolling for captain Paul McGinley with an overwhelming 6 & 5 victory over Swedes Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson.

Karlsson was playing his first competitive round in four months after suffering retinal problems in his left eye.

Although last year's European ...

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