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Presidents Cup day-three snapshot

By AAP Newswire

SNAPSHOT OF DAY THREE OF THE PRESIDENTS CUP:

PLAYERS OF THE DAY: Marc Leishman and Abraham Ancer. The Australian-Mexican pairing produced a superhuman effort to snatch a half point after being five holes down with eight to play against American superstars Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler.

STAT OF THE DAY: Ernie Els' team's 10-8 advantage has given the Internationals the lead heading into a Sunday's singles session for the first time since 1998.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Leishman has had a mixed tournament but his approach shot to less than two metres on the 18th hole to secure a crucial half point for the Internationals was a beauty.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Speechless. It's unacceptable for us to get a half a point." - a crestfallen Thomas after his and Fowler's incredible collapse.

CUP SUMMARY: The Internationals looked like they could lose all four matches in the foursomes and surrender their lead to head into the singles locked at 9-9. But they scrambled to collect two ties, and instead hold a two-point buffer. The US must collect 7.5 points from the remaining 12 available to retain the Cup.