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2003 Solheim Cup

 

This was the eighth time the Solheim Cup was played. After the European victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 5, Europe 3.

Final Score: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5

Dates Played: September 12-14, 2003

Location: Barseback Golf and Country Club in Loddekopinge, Skane, Sweden

Team Captains: Patty Sheehan (USA) and Catrin Nilsmark (EUR)

Team Rosters: Europe - Annika Sorenstam, Laura Davies, Sophie Gustafson, Elisabeth Esterl, Iben Tinning, Ana-Belen Sanchez, Mhairi McKay, Carin Koch, Catriona Matthew, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, Janice Moodie, Suzann Pettersen. USA - Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Beth Daniel, Michele Redman, Laura Diaz, Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon, Angela Stanford, Kelly Robbins, Wendy Ward, Heather Bowie, Kelli Kuehne.

Notes: This was the first runaway victory for Europe in the Solheim Cup. ... Annika Sorenstam and Suzann Pettersen each won four matches for the European side.

Day One Results

Foursomes

  • Beth Daniel/Kelly Robbins (USA) halved with Carin Koch/Laura Davies (EUR)
  • Janice Moodie/Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Juli Inkster/Wendy Ward, 5&3
  • Annika Sorenstam/Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Laura Diaz/Heather Bowie, 4&3
  • Sophie Gustafson/Elisabeth Esterl (EUR) defeated Meg Mallon/Rosie Jones, 3&2

Score after first session: Europe 3.5, USA 0.5

Four-Ball

  • Kelli Kuehne/Cristie Kerr (USA) defeated Laura Davies/Catriona Matthew (EUR), 2&1
  • Juli Inkster/Beth Daniel (USA) defeated Annika Sorenstam/Carin Koch (EUR), 1 up
  • Suzann Pettersen/P. Meunier-Lebouc (EUR) defeated Angela Stanford/Meg Mallon (USA), 3&2
  • Michele Redman/Rosie Jones (USA) defeated Iben Tinning/Sophie Gustafson (EUR), 2 up

Score of second session: USA 3, Europe 1
Overall score after Day 1: Europe 4.5, USA 3.5

Day Two Results

Foursomes

  • Sophie Gustafson/Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Kelli Kuehne/Cristie Kerr (USA), 3&1
  • Angela Stanford/Michele Redman (USA) halved with Elisabeth Esterl/Iben Tinning (EUR)
  • Annika Sorenstam/Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Wendy Ward/Heather Bowie (USA), 3&2
  • Meg Mallon/Kelly Robbins (USA) halved with Janice Moodie/Catriona Matthew (EUR)

Score of first session: Europe 3, USA 1

Four-Ball

  • Beth Daniel/Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Ana B. Sanchez/Mhairi McKay (EUR), 5&4
  • Cristie Kerr/Kelli Kuehne (USA) defeated Sophie Gustafson/Laura Davies (EUR), 2&1
  • Catriona Matthew/Janice Moodie (EUR) defeated Wendy Ward/Rosie Jones (USA), 4&3
  • Annika Sorenstam/Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Kelly Robbins/Laura Diaz (USA), 1 up

Score of second session: Europe 2, USA 2
Overall score after Day 2: Europe 9.5, USA 6.5

Day Three Results

Singles

  • Janice Moodie (EUR) defeated Kelli Kuehne (USA), 3&2
  • Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Carin Koch (EUR), 5&4
  • Sophie Gustafson (EUR) defeated Heather Bowie (USA), 5&4
  • Iben Tinning (EUR) defeated Wendy Ward (USA), 2&1
  • Michele Redman (USA) defeated Ana B. Sanchez (EUR), 3&1
  • Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Rosie Jones (USA), 3&1
  • Annika Sorenstam (EUR) defeated Angela Stanford (USA), 3&2
  • Cristie Kerr (USA) defeated Suzann Pettersen (EUR) when Pettersen conceded the match after 15 holes
  • Laura Davies (EUR) defeated Meg Mallon (USA) when Mallon conceded the match after 14 holes
  • Laura Diaz (USA) defeated Elisabeth Esterl (EUR), 5&4
  • Mhairi McKay (EUR) defeated Beth Daniel (USA) when Daniel conceded the match after 14 holes
  • Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (EUR) defeated Kelly Robbins (USA) when Robbins conceded the match after 11 holes

Score of singles session: Europe 8, USA 4
Overall and final score: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5

 

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