Leona Maguire and Mel Reid handed task of tackling Korda sisters

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European captain Catriona Matthew puts her faith in Solheim Cup rookie Maguire and Reid to take on USA’s golden pairing

If Irish eyes are smiling come Saturday lunchtime in Toledo, one of golf’s supreme forces will have been vanquished. Leona Maguire, on her Solheim Cup debut, has been tasked with taking down the Korda sisters. Maguire, the first player from Ireland to compete in this biennial event, will team up with Mel Reid in match three of the foursomes session. Nelly and Jessica Korda, the stars of the US show even in defeat at Gleneagles two years ago, lie in wait. Maguire articulated her thoughts on the showdown – including a touch of psychological warfare – with the confidence of a veteran.

“I’m excited,” said Maguire. “It’s obviously their golden pairing. There’s going to be a huge amount of pressure on them. Both myself and Mel are fighters, we will give it absolutely everything we have.

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