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1998 Solheim Cup

 

This was the fifth time the Solheim Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 4, Europe 1.

Final Score: USA 16, Europe 12

Dates Played: September 18-20, 1998

Location: Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio

Team Captains: Pia Nilsson (EUR) and Judy Rankin (USA)

Team Rosters: Europe - Helen Alfredsson, Laura Davies, Marie-Laure de Lorenzi, Alison Nicholas, Trish Johnson, Catriona Matthew, Annika Sorenstam, Sophie Gustafson, Lisa Hackney, Liselotte Neumann, Catrin Nilsmark, Charlotta Sorenstam. USA - Donna Andrews, Brandie Burton, Tammie Green, Pat Hurst, Juli Inkster, Christa Johnson, Kelly Robbins, Betsy King, Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper, Rosie Jones, Sherri Steinhauer.

Notes: Sisters made the team for Europe - Charlotta and Annika Sorenstam. ... Dottie Pepper lead the USA with a 4-0-0 performance.

Day One Results

Foursomes

  • Dottie Pepper/Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Laura Davies/Trish Johnson (EUR), 3&1
  • Meg Mallon/Brandie Burton (USA) defeated Helen Alfredsson/Alison Nicholas (EUR), 3&1
  • Kelly Robbins/Pat Hurst (USA) defeated Lisa Hackney/Liselotte Neumann (EUR), 1 up
  • Annika Sorenstam/Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Donna Andrews/Tammie Green (USA), 3&2

Score of first session: USA 3, Europe 1

Four-Ball

  • Betsy King/Chris Johnson (USA) halved with Laura Davies/Charlotta Sorenstam (EUR)
  • Pat Hurst/Rosie Jones (USA) defeated Lisa Hackney/Sophie Gustafson (EUR), 7&5
  • Helen Alfredsson/Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (EUR) defeated Kelly Robbins/Sherri Steinhauer (USA), 2&1
  • Dottie Pepper/Brandie Burton (USA) defeated Annika Sorenstam/Catrin Nilsmark (EUR), 2 up

Score of second session: USA 2.5, Europe 1.5
Overall score after Day 1: USA 5.5, Europe 2.5

Day Two Results

Foursomes

  • Donna Andrews/Sherri Steinhauer (USA) defeated Annika Sorenstam/Catriona Matthew (EUR), 3&2
  • Laura Davies/Charlotta Sorenstam (EUR) defeated Meg Mallon/Brandie Burton (USA), 3&2
  • Dottie Pepper/Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Helen Alfredsson/Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (EUR), 1 up
  • Kelly Robbins/Pat Hurst (USA) defeated Liselotte Neumann/Catrin Nilsmark (EUR), 1 up

Score of first session: USA 3, Europe 1

Four-Ball

  • Annika Sorenstam/Catrin Nilsmark (EUR) defeated Betsy King/Rosie Jones (USA), 5&3
  • Laura Davies/Lisa Hackney (EUR) defeated Chris Johnson/Tammie Green (USA), 2 up
  • Donna Andrews/Sherri Steinhauer (USA) defeated Marie-Laure de Lorenzi/Helen Alfredsson (EUR), 4&3
  • Meg Mallon/Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Liselotte Neumann/Charlotta Sorenstam (EUR), 2&1

Score of second session: USA 2, Europe 2
Overall score after Day 2: USA 10.5, Europe 5.5

Day Three Results

Singles

  • Laura Davies (EUR) defeated Pat Hurst (USA), 1 up
  • Helen Alfredsson (EUR) defeated Juli Inkster (USA), 2&1
  • Annika Sorenstam (EUR) defeated Donna Andrews (USA), 2&1
  • Liselotte Neumann (EUR) defeated Brandie Burton (USA), 1 up
  • Dottie Pepper (USA) defeated Trish Johnson (EUR), 3&2
  • Kelly Robbins (USA) defeated Charlotta Sorenstam (EUR), 2&1
  • Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (EUR) defeated Chris Johnson (USA), 1 up
  • Rosie Jones (USA) defeated Catrin Nilsmark (EUR), 6&4
  • Tammie Green (USA) defeated Alison Nicholas (EUR), 1 up
  • Sherri Steinhauer (USA) defeated Catriona Matthew (EUR), 3&2
  • Lisa Hackney (EUR) defeated Betsy King (USA), 6&5
  • Meg Mallon (USA) halved with Sophie Gustafson (EUR)

Score of singles session: Europe 6.5, USA 5.5
Overall and final score: USA 16, Europe 12

 

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