Continental Europe had lost the event the last six times after winning the inaugural contest in 2000.
Nicolas Colsaerts, Gregory Bourdy, Matteo Manassero and Miguel Angel Jimenez also won singles matches for Continental Europe, and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano halved with Jamie Donaldson.
Tommy Fleetwood, Marc Warren and Paul Lawrie won matches for Britain and Ireland. Britain and Ireland’s Simon Khan of England couldn’t play because of a back injury, so his match against Thomas Bjorn was halved.
LPGA TOUR: In Beijing, Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA Tour’s first tournament in Beijing.
For most of the tournament, the players couldn’t escape the capital’s notorious pollution – there was another smog delay of nearly three hours before the final round started Sunday. Sandra Gal was one of several players wearing surgical-style masks.
Feng, whose caddie is Augusta native Mercer Leftwich III, closed with 5-under 68 for a 26-under 266 total. She won the LPGA Championship last year to become China’s first major champion.
Stacy Lewis also had 68 to finish second. Top-ranked Inbee Park was third at 21 under after 68.