Team Europe, Glory at Gleneagles, Win Solheim Cup.

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Team Europe won the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland with a 14½ to 13½ total score over Team USA.

 Team USA needed just half a point from the last three games to retain the trophy, but Anna Nordqvist then beat Morgan Pressel, Bronte Law came from behind to win over Ally McDonald leaving Suzanne Pettersen to sink the winning putt to close out her win over Marina Alex, on the last hole.

Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew had this to say about the Houdini style escape;

“It’s a dream come true, all 12 of these players, they played their hearts out. We knew it was going to be close today, but to come down to the last putt and for Suzann to hole it, it’s incredible. She got a lot of stick when I picked her, but it shows it was the right one.”

“I could barely watch, actually, it’s far worse watching. “

“When you’re playing, you’re kind of in the zone and in the moment, and you’ve got control over things. But watching you just have to have faith in the players. There’s nothing else you can do.”

Team USA captain Julie Inkster, who was hoping for a threepeat was disappointed, but is moving on to the next match in Toledo, USA;

“It’s disappointing but, you know what, I told them afterwards the sun’s going to come up tomorrow.”

“We played great; the Europeans played great. You tip your hat and you move on to  Toledo.”

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Solheim Cup, It’s All Square at 8 – 8

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It is all square in the Solheim Cup after two days at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Jessica and Nelly Korda Wondrous in 6 and 5 Foursomes Win Saturday at the 2019 Solheim Cup

The Saturday Foursomes finished 2-2, with Jessica  and Nelly Korda wining their match 6-5. Team USA then won the Saturday Fourball 2½ to 1½ to draw them level with Team Europe overall.

Fourball scores for Saturday

UNITED STATES EUROPE
B. ALTOMARE / A. PARK  WINS 1UP  S. PETTERSEN / A. VAN DAM
L. THOMPSON / M. ALEX  HALVED HALVED  J. EWART SHADOFF / C. MASSON
A. MCDONALD / A. YIN  WINS 2UP  G. HALL / C. BOUTIER
L. SALAS / D. KANG  WINS 2&1  C. CIGANDA / A. MUNOZ

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KLM Open. Scott Jamieson Jumps Into 36 Hole Lead.

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Scott Jamieson jumps into the KLM Open 36 hole lead at The International golf course in The Netherlands.

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Scott fired a second round -7 under par 65 to take the half-way lead by two shots at -11 under in the KLM Open.

Four players are tied in second place, those two shots back at -9 under par; Sergio Garcia, Spain, with -5 under 67 today, with three guys from England, Mathew Southgate, -4 under 68, James Morrison, -5 under 67, and first round leader Callum Shinkwin with his second round score of -3 under 69.

Sam Horsfield, England, and Nicolai Hojgaard, Denmark, are at -8 under for the tournament after both posting second rounds of -3 under 69.

The real star of the KLM Open is 100 year-old Susan Hosang, who took up playing golf at 70. She played in Beat the Pro.

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The KLM Open is hosting its 100th edition of the tournament, which dates back to 1912,  coinciding with the event sponsor, Dutch airline KLM.

Susan played against 2016 Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, from Belgium, Patrick Reed, USA, the 2017 Masters Tournament champion, and  European Tour winner Matt Wallace from England.

Patrick had this to say about Susan’s effort on the par three hole she played;

“Just to see her out there being able to swing and to have the energy she had to walk up the entire hole.”

“Honestly, it wasn’t that bad of a golf swing and it is one of the fun things they have done here on the European Tour at this event and hopefully she can continue playing golf.”

Thomas was impressed with the sprightly play of Susan;

“She didn’t look like she was 100, I’ll give her that, she looked like she was 75 or 80, so wonderful for her age and she was walking fast to the green.”

“I think she beat me almost, so she did very well.”

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Solheim Cup. Europe Lead On Day 1.

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Team Europe lead Team USA after the first day of Solheim Cup play on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles in Scotland.

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Team Europe lead 2 ½ to 1 ½ after the morning foursomes session, and maintained that one point advantage through the afternoon fourballs, for a total of Team Europe 4½ points with Team USA at 3½.

Day 1 Fourballs
4&2 Suzann PettersenAnne Van Dam F Danielle KangLizette Salas
Anna NordqvistCaroline Hedwall F Ally McDonaldAngel Yin 7&5
A/S Carlota CigandaBronte Law F Jessica KordaLexi Thompson A/S
A/S Charley HullAzahara Munoz F Nelly KordaBrittany Altomare A/S
Day 1 Foursomes
A/S Carlota CigandaBronte Law F Morgan PresselMarina Alex A/S
2&1 Georgia HallCeline Boutier F Alexis ThompsonBrittany Altomare
Caroline MassonJodi Ewart Shadoff F Jessica KordaNelly Korda 6&4
2&1 Charley HullAzahara Munoz F Megan KhangAnnie Park

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Portland Classic. Hannah Green Wins.

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Hannah Green of Australia won the Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.

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Hannah signed for a final round -5 under par 67 to win the Portland Classic by one stroke at -21 under;

“This course is really tough, I had to stay patient. I was giving myself opportunities.”

“I just really needed to stay positive, I probably was in my own head yesterday and I think it probably showed, even to the viewers.”

18 year-old Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh, USA, was second, at -20 under par, a good effort in her last round was undone by two late bogey’s, on 16 and 18, resulting in a final round -1 under 71;

“It’s hard, I tried my best. My shots weren’t going how I wanted today.”

“I’m really excited for next year, hopefully I can win next year.”

Brittany Altomare, USA, was third, a last round -3 under 69 giving her a tournament total of -17 under par.

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Portland Classic. Yealimi Noh Takes Over at the Top.

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Yealimi Noh, USA, the 18 year-old Monday qualifier takes over at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard with one round to go at  Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.

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Yealimi shot a bogey free third round -8 under par 64 to top the Portland Classic leaderboard with a total of -19 under par, and will have a three shot lead going into the final round tomorrow;

“Yesterday, too, I was just like, I couldn’t really sleep. I was excited to come out and try to move on moving day.”

 “That’s just really cool, Monday qualifying and winning, but I don’t want to think about that tomorrow. Just go out and play my game, but really hope that’s the result.”

“On front nine, I was kind of looking at the leaderboard, but toward the end, I didn’t; actually, I didn’t even know what I shot on the back nine.”

Hannah Green, Australia, crashed today after yesterday’s 63, with +1 over par 73, falling back to second place with -16 under par;

“I don’t want people to think that I won a major championship and that’s all I’m going to do. I just want to make sure that I’m consistent.” 

Sharing third spot at -14 under are Brooke Henderson, Canada, -5 under 67 today, and Brittany Altomare, USA, with her third round of -4 under 68.

When Brooke won in 2015 she had a good size lead going into the final round;

“You know, in my case, I had I think a five-shot lead on Sunday, so I was just terrified. “

“Just like don’t give that away. I was just trying to make more birdies and stay ahead of the crowd.”

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Portland Classic. Hannah Green Shoots 63 To Lead.

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Hannah Green of Australia shoots a second round 63 to lead the Portland Classic after 36 holes at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Macan Course, in Oregon.

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In a day of low scoring Hannah’s -9 under 63 was not the best round of the day, although it keeps her at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard with a -17 under total, a five stroke advantage over the field after 36 holes;

“I just don’t want to get too ahead of myself.”

“Obviously this is quite new to me, shooting such low scores back-to-back.”

“I want to make sure I continue to do the same things and don’t get too disappointed if I don’t back it up with another solid round. Going to keep the same game plan.”

Sei Young Kim, carded a new course record -11 under par 61 to be tied in second place, at -12 under par, with Sung Hyun Park, who signed for a second round -7 under 65, both ladies from South Korea,

Sei Young said chasing numbers had not helped her golf;

“I got too many numbers. I need a number, a lot of number, but I realize it’s not helping my golf.”

“So I told (caddie) Paul, just give me one number. I’m just going to hit the pin. “That’s the only one way. So we did a great job today.”

Another low round came from Sarah Schmeizel, USA, who recorded a second round -10 under par 62, to be T8 at that -10 under score.

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