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France and Sweden Reach European Ladies' Team Championship Final

On day four of the European Ladies' Team Championship at Golf Club Murhof, France took on Denmark, and Sweden faced Italy, in the semi-final matches.

Denmark, who were hoping to reach their first European Ladies' Team Championship final, would have to upset number-one seeds, France to progress to tomorrow's final.

The morning foursomes were shared in the match, one point each. Puk Lyng Thomsen and Malene Krolboll Hansen secured a one-hole victory against Chloe Salort and Mathilde Claisse in a very tight match that went down to the last putt.

Puline Roussin-Bouchard and Shannon Aubert were too strong for Cecilie Finne-Ipsen and Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen and claimed a 3&1 win.

After nine holes of the afternoon singles, it looked like France would secure a comfortable victory. The 2014 and 2015 champions were up in four of the five singles, and went on to claim the first match of the afternoon.

Denmark battled back however, turning around the two next matches to make the score 3-2. After Pauline Roussin Bouchard secured a 5&4 victory, the semi-final would come down to the match between Puk Lyng Thomsen and Shannon Aubert. 

After being three-down through six, Aubert held a one-up lead with two holes to play. Two pars would be enough for a one-hole victory, sending France into the final.

In the other semi-final, Sweden went up early against Italy. Beatrice Wallin and Frida Kinhult, who topped the individual stroke play ranking, won 3&2 while Amanda Linner and Sara Kjellker won 4&3.

Two further 4&3 wins in the afternoon singles confirmed a 5-2 victory for last year's bronze medallists, and a spot in the final for the first time since 2011.

It will be the second time the two teams meet in the final. Seven-times champions Sweden defeated eight-times champions, France, to claim the 1981 title in Portugal. 

Full semi-final scores:

Final day livescoring: