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2005 Solheim Cup

 

This was the ninth time the Solheim Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 6, Europe 3.

Final Score: USA 15.5, Europe 12.5

Dates Played: September 9-11, 2005

Location: Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana

Team Captains: Catrin Nilsmark (EUR) and Nancy Lopez (USA)

Team Rosters: Europe - Annika Sorenstam, Laura Davies, Ludivine Kreutz, Maria Hjorth, Iben Tinning, Trish Johnson, Gwladys Nocera, Carin Koch, Catriona Matthew, Suzann Pettersen, Sophie Gustafson, Karen Stupples. USA - Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Pat Hurst, Natalie Gulbis, Christina Kim, Paula Creamer, Michele Redman, Laura Diaz, Wendy Ward, Beth Daniel.

Notes: Europe led after Day 1, but USA squared it by the end of Day 2. In the final singles session the USA the earned the winning margin. ... Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer won three matches each for USA. ... Annika Sorenstam led Europe with four wins.

Day One Results

Foursomes

  • Carin Koch / Catriona Matthew (EUR) halved with Beth Daniel / Paula Creamer (USA)
  • Laura Davies / Maria Hjorth (EUR) defeated Cristie Kerr / Natalie Gulbis (USA), 2 & 1
  • Sophie Gustafson / Trish Johnson (EUR) halved with Christina Kim / Pat Hurst (USA)
  • Annika Sorenstam / Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Michele Redman / Laura Diaz (USA), 1 UP

Score of first session: Europe 3, USA 1

Four-Ball

  • Rosie Jones / Meg Mallon (USA) defeated Maria Hjorth / Iben Tinning (EUR), 3 & 2
  • Cristie Kerr / Natalie Gulbis (USA) defeated Sophie Gustafson / Karen Stupples (EUR), 2 & 1
  • Annika Sorenstam / Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Pat Hurst / Wendy Ward (USA), 2 & 1
  • Laura Davies / Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Paula Creamer / Juli Inkster (USA), 4 & 3

Score of second session: Europe 2, USA 2
Overall score after Day 1: Europe 5, USA 3

Day Two Results

Foursomes

  • Christina Kim / Natalie Gulbis (USA) defeated Gwladys Nocera / Ludivine Kreutz (EUR), 4 & 2
  • Paula Creamer / Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Laura Davies / Maria Hjorth (EUR), 3 & 2
  • Sophie Gustafson / Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Laura Diaz / Wendy Ward (USA), 5 & 3
  • Michele Redman / Pat Hurst (USA) defeated Annika Sorenstam / Catriona Matthew (EUR), 2 UP

Score of first session: USA 3, Europe 1

Four-Ball

  • Iben Tinning / Trish Johnson (EUR) halved with Beth Daniel / Juli Inkster (USA)
  • Sophie Gustafson / Suzann Pettersen (EUR) halved with Rosie Jones / Meg Mallon (USA)
  • Cristie Kerr / Paula Creamer (USA) defeated Carin Koch / Catriona Matthew (EUR), 1 UP
  • Laura Davies / Annika Sorenstam (EUR) defeated Pat Hurst / Christina Kim (USA), 4 & 2

Score of second session: Europe 2, USA 2
Overall score after Day 2: USA 8, Europe 8

Day Three Results

Singles

  • Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Sophie Gustafson (EUR), 2 & 1
  • Paula Creamer (USA) defeated Laura Davies (EUR), 7 & 5
  • Pat Hurst (USA) defeated Trish Johnson (EUR), 2 & 1
  • Laura Diaz (USA) defeated Iben Tinning (EUR), 6 & 5
  • Christina Kim (USA) defeated Ludivine Kreutz (EUR), 5 & 4
  • Annika Sorenstam (EUR) defeated Beth Daniel (USA), 4 & 3
  • Natalie Gulbis (USA) defeated Maria Hjorth (EUR), 2 & 1
  • Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Wendy Ward (USA), 3 & 2
  • Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Michele Redman (USA), 2 & 1
  • Gwladys Nocera (EUR) defeated Cristie Kerr (USA), 2 & 1
  • Meg Mallon (USA) defeated Karen Stupples (EUR), 3 & 1
  • Suzann Pettersen (EUR) halved with Rosie Jones (USA)
Score of singles session: USA 7.5, Europe 4.5
Overall and final score: USA 15.5, Europe 12.5

 

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