Team Europe defeated Team USA 15 points to 13 at Inverness Club in Ohio to retain the Solheim Cup, back to back wins for Team Europe, leading from start to finish.
Matilda Castren sunk the winning putt for the visitors, Team Europe, beating Lizette Salas 1 up on their last hole in match #7.
Matilda gets a hug from Team Europe Captain Catriona Matthew, the first ever double winning Captain of the Solheim Cup.
Matilda enjoyed the moment, making par with a 10ft putt after escaping from the bunker on her last hole;
“It’s hard to put it into words right now. I think I’m still shaking.”
“I just knew I was looking at the board and I knew it was going to be an important putt, and I wanted to make it.”
“Me and Mikey (her caddie) read it and we read it perfectly and it went in. I’m just so happy right now, and I’m not sure what the final scores are, but I’m just.”
“Yeah, a lot of emotions right now.”
Team USA then won the next four matches, with Emily Pedersen, Team Europe winning the final match against Danielle Kang. The singles score was six points each, five wins and two matches halved.
Congratulations Team Europe.