Carlota Ciganda, Anna Nordqvist and Charley Hull all made the Colorado Golf Club European team in 2013, along with Catriona Matthew; the visitors dominated the singles on the final day, winning them 7.5-4.5; watch this year’s Solheim Cup singles live on Sky Sports Golf from 4.30 p.m.
Last update: 06/09/21 12:46 AM
Team Europe will aim to create more Solheim Cup history this week, eight years after their only previous victory on American soil.
Catriona Matthew’s side will take a 9-7 lead over the United States in singles at the Inverness Club in Toledo, where they will have the chance to claim back-to-back wins and become the second European team to win a Solheim in outside. Success of the cut.
Matthew was a mainstay of the Colorado Golf Club European team in 2013, while Carlota Ciganda, Anna Nordqvist and Charley Hull, who made his debut at the age of 17, were also on the team.
Charley Hull impressed as a teenage rookie in the 2013 competition.
The Friday morning quartets in 2013 played out similarly to this year, with Europe quickly taking a 3-1 lead thanks to victories from Nordqvist and Hedwall, Suzann Pettersen and Beatriz Recari, and Azahara Munoz and Karine Icher, with Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda in selection. the only point of the United States.
The afternoon’s four balls were then split 2-2 as Europe led 5-3 overnight, although there was some controversy in the top-level game.
An incorrect decision helped Ciganda save par in the 15th and, alongside Pettersen, she beat Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson 1up.
Ciganda hit her second shot in a water hazard, but rather than handing the ball two club-lengths from the hazard, she was allowed to fall 40 yards back, then landed a 15-foot putt to split. the hole in two.
Nordqvist and Hedwall won again in the foursomes on Saturday morning, but the United States edged out the session 2.5-1.5 thanks to wins from Lewis and Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang.
Caroline Hedwall made history in 2013 by winning all five of her matches
There was new controversy in the afternoon’s four balls as European rookie duo Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Hull claimed a surprise 2 victory over Creamer and Thompson.
In the seventh, with the match level and Creamer about to face a bogey putt, one of the European caddies tried to concede the hole to the Americans on the advice of assistant captain Annika Sorenstam.
Anna Nordqvist shot the only hole in one of the Solheim Cup in 2013
A long delay ensued as a decision was made as to whether Team Europe should receive a penalty and although caddies were not allowed to concede holes, no penalties were given and Thompson made his putt to win the hole for the hosts.
However, they ultimately lost the game as Europe swept away all four balls, winning 4-0 with Munoz and Ciganda, Hedwall and Masson, and Recari and Icher triumphant as the visitors took a 10.5-5 lead. , 5 in the last day.
Nordqvist halved Sunday’s opener, but wins for Hull, Ciganda and Hedwall – the latter making five wins in five matches, the first time a player from either team has l ‘had done – took Liselotte Neumann’s team to 14 points and ensured the trophy would return to Europe.
A look back at how Catriona Matthew won the only European victory to date on American soil
Matthew then recorded the winning moment a few minutes later, scoring a final four against Gerina Piller to claim the required half point for an outright victory.
Europe would go on to win the contest by a record margin, taking seven and a half of the available points on the final day – Ewart Shadoff and Recari also won, while Lang and Thompson were the only Americans victorious – to complete a convincing run. Victory 18-10.
Can the European team achieve two consecutive Solheim Cup victories and achieve historic success away from home? Watch the singles from the final day live Monday starting at 4:30 p.m. on Sky Sports Golf!