Europe Crush USA In The Solheim Cup

Europe Crush USA In The Solheim Cup

Europe produced a dominant performance to beat USA for the first time on away soil in the Solheim Cup.

 

Lottie Neumann’s team prevailed on the final day to clinch a memorable 18-10 victory at Colorado Golf Club.

 

It is the first time USA has lost consecutive cups but still hold an 8-5 lead in the series.

 

Europe headed into the final day with a five point advantage and needed only 3.5 points to regain the cup or four points to win outright.

 

However their Sunday performance was optimised by 17-year-old Charley Hull who beat the former world-number two Paula Creamer 5&4 as Europe demolished their rivals with a crushing eight point advantage.

 

 

Swede, Caroline Hedwall, ensured the victory with a birdie on the 18th against Michelle Wie and made history by becoming the first woman to win all five of her matches since the tournament began in 1990.

 

Catriona Matthew, playing behind Hedwall, then tied her match to guarantee the outright win with eight pairings still left to come in.

 

She told Sky Sports: “I was shaking. My knees were shaking. I knew if I got a half we would win it outright.

 

"It beats [winning the Open in 2009]. Any time you can celebrate with your 11 team-mates it makes it more exciting, more fun."