The Solheim Cup. Team USA Win in Europe.

White Dragon GolfThe Solheim Cup

Team USA win the Solheim Cup with a memorable fight back in Europe.

Solheim Cup

Team USA with the Trophy / Getty Images

Team USA  came back and produced a storming finish to beat Team Europe and also record their first Solheim Cup victory since 2009.

They started the afternoon four points adrift of Team Europe, but a great fight back helped to complete the unlikeliest of 14 ½ – 13 ½ comeback wins.

Juli Inkster, Team USA captain praised her girls for the way they performed;

“This is just amazing, I can’t describe the difference in my emotions of this morning to the emotions of this afternoon. My team played so damned good out there. They just never gave up. It was unbelievable.”

“I just loved my line-up. I loved the way they stacked up today. I just have so many people I have to thank. It’s a great feeling.”

“You know what, I was on them all week.”

“You’ve got to play with heart. You’ve got to play with fire in your belly. Never give up. I saw a real team out there today.”

“It didn’t look good early, but they hung in there. A lot of two downs got to evens and then to plus one.”

“Angela deserved that (her win against Pettersen). She played pretty good (earlier) this week but didn’t get a point. I know everyone was on her because of her record but she wanted it today and she played awesome.”

Carin Koch, Team Europe captain could not believe it;

“It’s unbelievable, there were a few putts that could have gone in that went the other way a few times today. But it was very exciting.”

“It’s been an amazing week. The golf that’s been played has been fantastic.”

“Both teams played their hearts out. It could have gone either way today. We had a couple of chances to finish it off and win, and in the end it was their putts that win this.”

“It’s just so exciting. It’s great for women’s golf. And we really showcased how good these players are.”

Fourballs

*Play was suspended due to darkness on Saturday evening and the last three matches finished on Sunday morning.

Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda lost to Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr 3&2

Karine Icher and Catriona Matthew beat Lizette Salas and Brittany Lang 2&1

Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull beat Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome 2 holes

Caroline Masson and Caroline Hedwall lost to Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller 1 hole

Europe 2        USA 2

Cumulative Results: Europe 10 USA 6 

Sunday 20th September

Singles

Carlota Ciganda halved with Lexi Thompson

Catriona Matthew lost to Morgan Pressel 2 holes

Karine Icher beat Brittany Lincicome 3&2

Melissa Reid beat Brittany Lang 3&2

Gwladys Nocera lost to Alison Lee 3&1

Caroline Masson lost to Gerina Piller 1 up

Anna Nordqvist beat Stacy Lewis 2&1

Azahara Munoz lost to Lizette Salas 3&1

Suzann Pettersen lost to Angela Stanford 2&1

Charley Hull lost to Cristie Kerr 3&2

Caroline Hedwall lost to Michelle Wie 6&4

Sandra Gal lost to Paula Creamer 4&3

Europe 3 ½    USA 8 ½

Cumulative Results: Europe 13 ½ USA 14 ½

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