Tom Kim was twice victorious on day three of the Presidents Cup ©Getty Images

The International team had the better of day three at golf's Presidents Cup to retain slim hopes of winning back the trophy.

They and the US split the morning foursomes, before the International team won three of the four fourballs later on at Quail Hollow.

It leaves the overall score 11-7 in favour of the US.

Adam Scott and 20-year-old Tom Kim each won both of their matches on the day.

When Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth won the first fourball match to finish four and three, the Americans held an 11-4 lead.

Thomas and Spieth have played together four times in North Carolina this week and won every match.

Yet a three-point swing followed, giving the International team a sliver of hope tomorrow, when singles matches are on the agenda.

Tom Kim, the youngest player at the Presidents Cup, made a birdie on the final hole to give he and South Korean compatriot Kim Si-woo victory over Patrick Cantlay and the Olympic champion Xander Schauffele.

Im Sung-jae, another South Korean, and Colombia's Sebastián Muñoz ground out a four-and-two win before the all-Australian pair of Scott and Cameron Davis won their match on the final hole.

The Americans need 4.5 more points tomorrow to win, with 12 available.

The International team represents the rest of the world, minus Europe, and has lost eight straight Presidents Cups.