Team USA sweep the afternoon four-ball session 4 – 0, to take a commanding lead in the Solheim Cup at the end of day 1, with a 5½ to 2½ advantage.
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Team USA have taken a commanding advantage in the Solheim Cup and will have a three-point lead starting tomorrow. It is the first time ever there has been a whitewash in the Friday four-balls, which now leaves Team Europe a mountain to climb over the next two days.
Team Europe Captain Annika Sorenstam was gracious in defeat;
“It wasn’t the afternoon we had wished for, but the players fought very hard.”
“I must say the U.S. team played very well, they made a lot of birdies. They made a lot of putts.”
“And we just didn’t have the same flow. So overall, just still feel pretty happy how we had the setup. And like I said, the girls fought to the end.”