Team USA are dominant at the Solheim Cup, and lead Team Europe 10½ to 5½ going into the final round Sunday Singles at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
A record record-tying five-point lead at 10½ to 5½ makes it nigh impossible for Team Europe to now catch up and contest this Solheim Cup. Team USA needs 14 points to retain the Solheim Cup, while Team Europe require 14 ½ to win outright.
This is how it unfolded;
Brittany Lang and Brittany Lincicome def. Carlota Ciganda and Mel Reid 2Up
Jodi Ewart Shadoff & Anna Nordqvist def. Lizette Salas & Angel Yin 4&2
Paula Creamer & Austin Ernst def. Karine Icher & Madelene Sagstrom 2&1
Cristie Kerr & Lexi Thompson def. Georgia Hall & Catriona Matthew 4&2
Team Europe Captain Annika Sorenstam told the media that it was still “Mission Possible.”
“There have been a lot of comebacks in sports in general. Let’s not just focus on just golf.”
“Sports, and life in general. March 16, 2001, before I teed off, nobody had shot 59. I’m still the only one that’s done that. I know it’s possible.”
“There are a lot of things I can bring up that’s possible. And history can be made.”
“So, like I said, hope is the last thing that’s going to leave us and we’re determined. We didn’t fly these miles to not put up a fight. The fight is not over yet.”
A still cautious Team USA Captain Juli Inkster said:
“I just love where my players’ heads are at right now.”
“They know; they haven’t said one thing in the locker room. They just were just all putting the team, the lineup together and asking everybody where they would like to fall, where they felt comfortable.”
“So we’ve got our work cut out for us, and I know Annika’s team will not quit, so we’ll be ready for the task.”