Emily Pedersen's hole-in-one helps spark Europe fightback

Emily Pedersen's hole-in-one on the 16th hole helped Europe to a fightback against the United States on day one of the Solheim Cup.

The United States had taken a 3-1 lead in the morning fourballs, but Europe won three of the afternoon foursomes to take a 4½-3½ lead.

Pedersen's hole-in-one was the highlight of the day, as she and partner Charley Hull beat Danielle Kang and Austin Ernst 4&3.

Europe's other wins came from the pairings of Celine Boutier and Georgia Hall, and Sophia Popov and Carlota Ciganda.

The United States' wins came from the pairings of Nelly and Jessica Korda, Ally Ewing and Megan Khang, and Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare.

The Solheim Cup is a biennial team competition between Europe and the United States, and is the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup.

The event is being held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and will run until Sunday.