A overview of the next day of this 16th Solheim Cup in Gleneagles as Europe held following Saturday morning’s foursomes.
Anna Nordqvist & Anne van Dam lost to Morgan Pressel & Marina Alex 1 & 2
A dramatic collapse from the group saw the Americans grab a success when they had been down after six openings in the best match that seemed highly unlikely.
A par at the moment was good enough to put Europe ahead and Nordqvist then birdied the third prior to a bad level putt from Alex at the saw USA slip down three.
An excellent tee shot in Van Dam allowed Europe to go four up at the first time, but the turning point came at the seventh when the home side looked set to go five up, just for Alex to hole a par putt from the edge of the green before Europe three-putted later Van Dam hesitated within her shortish par putt due to an oscillating ball.
The hosts’ lead was down to 2 a superb tee shot at the 10th to eight feet out of Alex supposed the USA were just down one and also following water was discovered by Van Dam with her second shot in the ninth.
After Europe failed to wake up and down from a greenside bunker, it had been all-square after the 11th and the Americans were because of their fourth successive birdie. They doubled their benefit at the 13th from winning the 16th before the rot stopped and a diploma at the 15th took up them.
However, a diploma at the 17th proved to be sufficient to seal a success for Pressel and Alex.
Georgia Hall & Celine Boutier bt Lizette Salas & Ally McDonald 3&2
Boutier and hall created it 2 wins out of two in the foursomes with a victory in a game that failed to spark.
Salas, wrapped in many layers in a bid to combat the chilly, handed a historical edge at the third when she failed to salvage par and Hall holed out to move up one to Europe.
Neither pairing left a birdie on the front nine as nine of those first 10 holes had been halved, however, Europe made the decisive move thanks to back-to-back birdies at the 11th and 12th, the earliest from Bouttier and the next courtesy of some perfectly-judged putt by Hall.
Hall overlooked a tiddler to provide the Americans that a glimmer of hope , but she made amends to restore the three-hole cushion of the combination, which they maintained as they wrapped it up.
Charley Hull & Azahara Munoz Megan Khang 4 & bt Danielle Kang & 3
Hall and Munoz set the disappointment of their collapse in Friday’s fourballs supporting them going three up .
Khang after Hull had managed to create her missed a par putt four plus Munoz then holed from six feet to win the moment to Europe to carry them farther apparent.
The pairing went up with a bogey at the eighth later Kang failed to get out of a bunker and Hull sneaked to place them five ahead.
Khang missed a six-footer for a half though she made amends by chipping in at the 12th to give the USA their very first hole of the game.
The Americans were four down when Hull misread a par putt however there was to be no more late distress this time.
Bronte Law & carlota Ciganda dropped to Nelly Korda 6 & Jessica Korda & 5
The Korda sisters continued their form as they set an out-of-sorts Ciganda and Law to the sword.
Although Ciganda halved the deficit by holing a 15-footer in the fourth, just to miss from four feet since the fifth has been set in bogeys missed putts from Law in the opening two holes enabled the Americans to shoot command.
Law spurned another chance to level which was the conclusion of the Europeans’ battle as the Kordas went two up in the seventh following Ciganda missed a 20-footer for the half.
Further wins in the 11th and 12th saw the Kordas move up five along with a birdie out of Jessica at the 13th gave them a 5 & 6 victory.
Suzann Pettersen & Anne van Dam v Annie Park & Brittany Altomare
Jodi Ewart Shadoff & Caroline Masson v Marina Alex & Lexi Thompson
Georgia Hall & Celine Boutier v Ally McDonald & Angel Yin
Carlota Ciganda & Azahara Munoz v Lizette Salas & Danielle Kang