Monday, August 21

Captain Inkster on U.S. Solheim Cup Victory: 'They Played Some Amazing Golf'

THE UNITED STATES RETAINED THE SOLHEIM CUP with a dominating performance that resulted in a 16.5 to 11.5 victory over Europe.

Lexi Thompson began the matches on Friday by driving the first hole at Des Moines Golf and Country Club (see above video).

The Americans took a five-point lead into the Sunday singles matches and held on despite a scrappy European team.

Sunday Singles Matches Results
Match #1: Lexi Thompson (U.S.) vs Anna Nordqvist (Europe) Halved
Match #2: Paula Creamer (U.S.) defeated Georgia Hall (Europe) 1UP
Match #3: Cristie Kerr (U.S.) defeated Mel Reid (Europe) 2&1
Match #4: Catriona Matthew (Europe) defeated Stacy Lewis (U.S) 1UP
Match #5: Angel Yin (U.S.) vs. Karine Icher (Europe) Halved
Match #6: Caroline Masson (Europe) defeated Michelle Wie (U.S) 4&2
Match #7: Lizette Salas (U.S) defeated Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Europe) 1UP
Match #8: Charley Hull (Europe) defeated Brittany Lang (U.S.) 1UP
Match #9: Carlota Ciganda (Europe) defeated Brittany Lincicome (U.S.) 4&3
Match #10: Gerina Piller (U.S.) defeated Florentyna Parker (Europe) 4&2
Match #11: Madelene Sagstrom (Europe) defeated Austin Ernst (U.S.) 3&2
Match #12: Danielle Kang (U.S.) defeated Emily Pedersen (Europe) 3&1

"They believed in each other," said U.S. captain Juli Inkster. "They played for the person behind them and in front of them. They played some amazing golf."

"Sometimes it is not always about the results," said European captain Annika Sorenstam. "This has been a lot about the journey. I've learned a lot this past 18 months. It has been a pleasure to represent the European Tour. I'm so proud of these young girls. New friendships and new memories."

Cup Notes

This was the fifth time the United States successfully defended the Cup.

Every U.S. team member won at least one match.

The matches were close: 24 of 28 matches finished on the closing holes.

The rookies on the U.S. team played especially well, posting a record of 6-3-1.

1 comment:

Brian said...

The Lexi Thompson versus Anna Nordqvist singles match was amazing. Thompson was 4 down after 4 holes and then took a 1 up lead after playing 7 holes in 8 under par and finished with Nordqvist hitting her second shot on hole 18 to a foot away.
Truly a great match to watch.