Solheim Cup: A review of the 12 singles matches on a super Sunday at Gleneagles

The 16th Solheim Cup made a memorable closing day in Gleneagles with Europe claiming a dramatic 14.5-13.5 success over USA with the final putt. Here is an overview of the 12 games which led to this thrilling conclusion…
Kang struck a nice strategy to eight feet in the very first and, hers rolled into provide an early increase to the Americans after Ciganda’s 15-footer was short of pace. But Ciganda’s response was immediate, getting up and down in the back of the 2nd green to degree.
The Spaniard failed to orbit from 10 feet to scramble a par in the fourth, and also Ciganda edged when Kang’s bold par putt at the seventh motivated through the break.
Ciganda holed a great putt to get a half in the eighth, but a wayward drive to the knee-high rough in the ninth proved expensive as she desired two stabs in getting her ball back to the fairway, from where she fatted her fourth and let Kang to draw level at the turn.
Both struck stunning methods to gimme array in the 11th, but Kang regained the lead with a birdie at the 13th and did well to scramble a par at 15 to remain together with three to play.
But, Ciganda followed a ideal drive with a superb fairway-wood into the core of the green at the long 16th, establishing a two-putt birdie for the triumph, and she virtually ensured half a stage minimal on 17 just for Kang to pull off a superb level save from the left bunker.
But after both hit good drives up the past , they bunkered their seconds and Kang chunked her third to the green, from where Ciganda splashed out to six toes. And, when Kang finally found the green and missed by 12 feet for diploma, she reluctantly conceded defeat to provide Europe the very first stage of the end moment.
Hedwall had fought for precision on Friday and did not feature whatsoever on Saturday, but the Swede with a storied Solheim Cup record devised a great drive down the first, knocked her next to ten feet and nailed the putt to go one up.
Her lead awakened, though the compliment was returned by Korda on the next green, but she gifted a hole back using a miss from short range for par at the second.
Hedwall’s Friday battles have been a distant memory when she emptied another excellent putt to go up three at the sixth and she claimed that lead at the turn before Korda stopped the rot with a great 10-footer for birdie at the 10th.
The American made it three in a row having an eight-foot birdie putt on 11 which Hedwall couldn’t fit, and the clash was level on 13 when the Swede could not follow Korda in for flat.
And yet one hole after, Korda had the head when she nailed a 12-footer for one more birdie, and also Hedwall’s three-footer for par grazed the edge, the debutant went to play.
But Hedwall dug deep into pit a clutch putt to get a birdie at 16, and she pumped on a tee shot to seven feet in the 17th simply to read a lot of break.
Hedwall then missed the green with her third to 18 as well as with her opponent on in 3, Hedwall’s must-make birdie putt in the run-off area rushed past the pin and compelled her to concede defeat.
There was play as it appeared that Thompson suffered a recurrence of a back injury whilst on the range, prompting fears she would be unable to complete her 38, before match three had teed off.
But she’d taken an early lead as Thompson got down to attack 38, after pitching to six feet, the par putt lipped out and, if the second to the first of Hall came. Both birdied the moment when Thompson underwent treatment on her back after the third before alarm bells rang from the USA camp.
The entire world No 3 remained in control and Hall needed to dig deep to save par from 10 feet at the fifth and Hall then spurned two makeable putts to claw back the deficit onto each of the next two greens.
However, Thompson three-putted that the 10th because Hall pulled out a sublime up-and-down to win the hole with a diploma, and a four at the 11th gave Hall a third straight win and the lead when Thompson’s putter again mis-fired.
A remarkable up-and-down in a tricky spot at a vine from Thompson salvaged a par plus a halved hole in 14, and she was again wayward in the 15th and lipped out for par to go two down with three to play with.
Hall missed a chance to close it out in the long 16th, but she made no mistake at 17 as she discovered the edge of the green from the tee shirt and also lagged her mommy afterwards Thompson blocked her iron to the greenside trap and neglected to pit away of the sand.
Boutier got off to a start when she missed the green left and needed three attempts to chip in, and she couldn’t match Park’s birdie at the moment. The French newcomer had a excellent opportunity to pull one back at the third party, simply to lip from six feet, but she refused to panic and pars at the fifth and they were enough to level the encounter.
Both birdied the ninth, and the 10th appeared set to be halved in birdies after Park holed from inside 10 feet, just for Boutier to misread her six-foot effort, but she atoned about the upcoming green to restore parity before gaining the guide for the very first time in the match after Park’s par putt at 13 horse-shoed outside.
After halving the 14th at birdies, Boutier almost holed her second to 15 only for Park to strike on her approach even closer, but both failed to convert before Boutier went dormie-two with a dazzling birdie at 16.
Both found sand out of the tee at the short 17th, but Boutier held her guts to play a sublime splash-out to gimme stove, along with Park’s bunker escape was even better but not enough to extend the competition.
As she dropped a pit behind munoz duplicated the under-hit chip of Boutier in the couple of minutes before, and Yin’s birdie at the second gained off the American to a flyer.
Things got worse for the Spaniard when she three-putted the green to hands away another hole, and although she awakens in a 30-footer for birdie on the seventh, then followed her in from 20 ft to stay three ahead.
Yin subsequently went up four at the flip when Munoz couldn’t make birdie at the ninth, but the home player regrouped and also birdied 10 and 11 to halve the deficit, along with the rejuvenated Munoz pinpointed a birdie putt from 20 ft to on 12 because of her third consecutive win.
However, her momentum stalled if she missed the goal from short range at the next, although Munoz hit back with a winning birdie at the 14th until Yin was able to scramble a good level at 15 to remain up one.
Yin then restored her two-hole edge when she awakened from eight feet for a winning birdie at 16, and the match ended when Munoz failed to rally on the birdie she needed on the penultimate hole.
Khang appeared anything-but a beginner early on as she won the first with a good level, and 2 meaty blows into the very long instant group up another triumph with Hull struggling to get to rhythm. In which her putt for birdie lipped out, the kid, playing her fourth Solheim Cup in 23, wasted a few opportunities to respond and another at the seventh. Hull looked exasperated at the following when her five-footer played a 180 around the lip and stayed out, but she finally got you to fall since the hive had been halved in birdie-fours.
In 12, both got in to trouble following pars at 11 as well as hull’s more-confident stroke over the 10th resulted in a winning birdie and exchanged bogeys. As the game levelled with a par before both birdied the 14th khang erred again at 13.
The house superstar moved to the lead for the first time in the match using a clutch birdie at the long 16th, and she had a good opportunity to shut it out at 17 to depart her one-up at the past.
But Hull then made a wreck of the long 18th, duffing a pitch with her third before her next raced across the green out of where she was not able to chip-in for par, gifting Khang the pit and a halved match.
Van Dam got off to a flying start, clipping a leash in close in the very first before Salas didn’t save level anyway and, once they traded birdies at the second, Van Dam went up two with another birdie at the minute, however, a short-range miss on another halved her benefit.
Van Dam stayed forward at the turn when both birdied the ninth but, after Salas holed to get a three in the 10th, the Dutch rookie missed from eight feet.
A Salas birdie in 13 gave her lead for the first time in the game, and birdied 14 until Van Dam hauled herself back to level pegging if she holed a positive four-footer for a winning birdie at the long 16th.
However, Van Dam then made a big mistake in 17th if she tugged her tee-shot to an embarrassing lie close to the gloss of the greenside trap, and she caught her splash-out sparse and was not able to coincide with Salas’ solid diploma from the opposite side of the putting surface.
Van Dam looked in great shape to birdie the final and grab a half if she drilled her second to within a few yards of the green, however she got heavy-handed with her pitch and then dropped out of 10 feet before tearfully conceding defeat.
Masson, keen to atone for lost a great opportunity to acquire her fourballs on Saturday evening, enjoyed the ideal start having a winning birdie in the first, and she doubled that guide once Korda missed a putt for par in the fourth from barely two feet off.
However, the German’s back-to-back bogeys in seven and eight permitted the American to level with some of pars, also Korda made it three straight wins with a birdie at the ninth to grab the lead at the halfway stage.
Masson’s apartment at 10 levelled the battle, however, Korda went back ahead with a birdie at 12 before chipping in from the front fringe at the 13th to double her direct, although Masson’s answer was immediate and swift as she won the 14th with a great three.
But, her pleasure was short lived as she dropped the 15th into Korda’s par, and the Western wrapped up the stage with the other nail putt for birdie at the 16th as Masson’s putt to extend the contest slipped wide.
Ewart Shadoff struck the first blow when Altomare bogeyed the first, but the American debutant levelled immediately with a birdie at the second. Altomare edged ahead in the fifth as a result of a beautiful second that was enough for the Englishwoman to concede.
Altomare has impressed her placing during this week, and she was on target again to double her lead in the eighth, and a shocking miss from inside two feet onto the ninth by Shadoff talented her competitor a three-up lead at the flip.
Altomare went further ahead with a ideal 10-footer for birdie at the 10th, along with a diploma at 12 gave her a fourth win in five pockets lifted her into a controlling five-up lead.
Along with the 28-year-old restricted a hugely impressive newcomer performance with her sixth birdie of the day at the 14th to finish a 5&4 thrashing of this out-of-sorts Shadoff.
What could prove to be the game that decided the Solheim Cup began low key, with the first four holes shared before Pettersen went ahead with a cracking 25-footer for birdie at the time, and the other fell on another to take the Deadly stalwart up two.
Alex fell her second birdie of the day at the eighth to pull back one and both made good fours at the very long time before Pettersen proceeded two-up once more with a birdie at the 11th.
Alex pulled one back when Pettersen bogeyed the 13th, and the game was all-square 1 hole after when Alex birdied. A stunning pitch from Pettersen spanned a half in the long 16th after Alex’d stiffed her and missed long-range birdie chances on the penultimate green.
The strain had been maxed to the limit going up the last with eyes on the final game to complete, and also Pettersen atoned for a bad drive using a gorgeous third that almost spun back into the hole before coming to rest six feet from the flag.
Alex’s third was arrow-straight however 12 feet long, and also her catchy, downhill putt for birdie overlooked on the right to leave Pettersen staring in a six-footer to win back the trophy for Europe.
And the 38-year-old held her guts to bury the putt at the middle of the cup to prompt outrageous parties from European players and fans amid emotional scenes around the 18th green.
Law’s opening level earned her a triumph in the first, and McDonald birdied the third to level simply to bogey the next, though a great approach to this fifth set up yet another winning birdie for its American.
They exchanged birdie-twos in the sixth before Law’s three at the next regained her the guide, just for McDonald to hit back in the eighth along with some of birdies in the very long time left them flat heading into the back nine.
Law then dropped behind with a bad miss from three feet at 10, and both were not able to save par in the 12th before Legislation levelled what was becoming an increasingly vital match with a birdie at 14.
The English newcomer then got out with a error at 15 when she needed two attempts to escape a greenside trap, getting up-and-down for bogey following McDonald’s 10-foot par putt shaved the edge of the cup.
Clearly pumped with adrenaline, and Law nailed a 20-foot putt to get a winning birdie at the 16th after a modest heavy-handed together with her pitch from just a few of the green, and then she had been celebrating victory when McDonald bogeyed 17 until all eyes turn to the big screen to watch the conclusion of this Pettersen battle beforehand.
Nordqvist gained the early advantage if she birdied the ninth before a diploma at the demanding, par-three fourth had been sufficient to go up two when Pressel missed the green from the tee.
Pressel got to further difficulty in the failed to hole a six-footer for apartment to present the Swede that a three-up guide, but it had been Nordqvist’s turn to suffer on the greens onto the following as she opened the door using a lip-out out of four feet.
Both missed out on birdies in the long run, and Norqvist restored her three-up lead when Pressel bogeyed the 10th prior to the house celebrity added another birdie at 11 to cruise into a four-up lead.
Following the couple traded pars during the next two holes, and then birdies at the 14th, Nordqvist closed out a one-piece victory using a cast-iron level at the next.

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