Playing fourball, the Italian won three of the final seven holes for Europe to earn a draw for his side. The hot streak finished at 18, where he carded a birdie to square up the match. It was a clutch run for a player who endured an up-and-down season. His ability to step up when it mattered is a testament to his experience in these type of environments. Whether it’s the Ryder Cup or the Seve Trophy, he’s been a yearly fixture for Europe and all those high-pressure matches are starting to pay off. Nicolas Colsaerts Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Colsaerts is a perfect player for team competition. Europe can pair the big-hitting Belgian with a more conservative player, as it did with Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, and let him take some chances knowing his partner can make up for any mistakes. After Day 1, which team is your Seve Trophy pick? Continental Europe 0% Total votes: 0 The plan worked out perfectly as Colsaerts won four holes en route to a 5-and-3 victory for Europe. He closed out the match with an eagle on No. 15, illustrating that aggressive style that can be a flaw during normal stoke-play events. His performance on the opening day should provide him with a boatload of confidence.
Continental Europe grabs 2-point lead in Paris
Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher opened Thursday’s action with GB&I’s only win, ousting Thomas Bjorn and Miguel Angel Jimenez, 3 & 2, but Continental Europe largely controlled the remainder of the action. Mikko Ilonen and Thorbjorn Olesen posted a 1-up win over GB&I’s Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Wood, while Joost Luiten and Gregory Bourdy earned another point for Continental Europe with a 2 & 1 triumph over Jamie Donaldson and David Lynn. The opening day’s fifth fourballs match, which pitted Continental Europe’s Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero against GB&I’s Paul Casey and Simon Khan, was halved. “Joost played extraordinarily well today and made a bunch of birdies, Thorbjorn also played very well,” said Continental Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal. “It was a great experience for them, but the main thing is to win points and I think the team is really happy today.” Early Thursday, it appeared to be more of the same for GB&I, which has captured the Seve Trophy six straight times, which includes a 15 1/2 – 12 1/2 victory in the previous meeting. Jimenez gave his side the early lead when he birdied the first, but Gallacher matched the Spaniard’s birdie at the third, then crucially saved par at the fifth to remain 1-down. Lawrie helped square the match at the par-5 seventh when he hit driver to the green with his second shot from 257 yards out, setting up a winning birdie. Gallacher then gave his side the 1-up lead with a 20-foot birdie putt at the next, and a par at the 10th doubled the Scots’ advantage. Jimenez’s birdie at the 11th narrowed the margin to one, but Gallacher matched Bjorn’s chip-in birdie at the 14th with a make from 12 feet, and consecutive birdies at the 15th and 16th sealed the lone victory for GB&I. “It’s always nice to win,” said Lawrie. “Obviously there is a little bit more pressure when you are going out there first, you want to get a point on the board which we managed to do and we both combined very well today.” GB&I couldn’t sustain the early success, however. The last match to start was actually the second to finish, as Colsaerts and Fernandez-Castano breezed past Warren and Jamieson to earn Continental Europe’s first point. Colsaerts, a Ryder Cup standout at Medinah, and Fernandez-Castano never trailed after notching birdies at the first and third to go 2-up. They were 1- up through 10 after a GB&I birdie there, then closed with three birdies and an eagle over their final five holes to wrap up the convincing victory.
Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 Marches Toward the Data Architectures of Tomorrow
The second annual event will be held at theBeurs van Berlagein Amsterdam on April 2-3, 2014. Click to Tweet : Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 marches toward data architectures of tomorrow. Call for papers now open. #hadoopsummit #hadoop Focused on accelerating the next-generation data architecture built on enterprise Apache Hadoop, Hadoop Summit Europe will feature networking and shared best practices between all levels of the IT landscape, including a vibrant community of architects, developers, data scientists, data professionals and solution providers. The event will feature two full days of content and five tracks, all designed to arm attendees with the know-how to successfully harness the power of big data with Hadoop, driving their business into the next level of the information age. Apache Hadoop continues to proliferate across Europe as enterprise organizations and leading IT vendors realize first-hand the tremendous business impact of the open source big data platform, said Dave McJannet, vice president of marketing, Hortonworks. Building on the success of previous Hadoop Summit events in both North America and Europe, Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 will feature nearly double the number of sessions as last years event and energize the community with new ideas and real-world case studies for making Hadoop the cornerstone of the data architecture of tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there! Hadoop Summit 2014 attendees will hear and share use cases and success stories, best practices, cautionary takes and technology insights, including discussions on whats next for Apache Hadoop. The Hadoop Summit tracks are divided into five key topic areas including: technical deep dives from Hadoop committers; the future of Hadoop with projects such as Apache YARN; data science using Hadoop; deployment and management of Hadoop operations; and using Hadoop with existing applications to derive business value from data. Call for Papers Now Open Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 continues in the tradition of previous Hadoop Summit events, making submitted speaking abstracts available for public voting on which sessions they would like to see most at the conference. The leading vote-getters in each of the five tracks will be automatically added to the agenda.