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2011 Solheim Cup

 

This was the 12th time the Solheim Cup was played. After the European victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 8, Europe 4.

Final Score: Europe 15, USA 13

Dates Played: September 23-25, 2011

Location: Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland

Team Captains: Rosie Jones (USA) and Alison Nicholas (EUR)

Team Rosters: Europe - Melissa Reid, Laura Davies, Suzann Pettersen, Christel Boeljon, Maria Hjorth, Anna Nordqvist, Catriona Matthew, Sophie Gustafson, Azahara Munoz, Caroline Hedwall, Karen Stupples, Sandra Gal. USA - Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang, Christina Kim, Vicky Hurst, Ryann O'Toole.

Notes: Europe's first victory following three consecutive losses. ... Sophie Gustafson led Europe with a 4-0-0 record. ... Suzann Pettersen's late point against Michelle Wie in singles came via three straight birdies to close the match.

Day 1 Results

Foursomes

  • Michelle Wie/Cristie Kerr (USA) def. Maria Hjorth/Anna Nordqvist (EUR), 2 and 1
  • Paula Creamer/Brittany Lincicome (USA) def. Karen Stupples/Melissa Reid (EUR), 1-up
  • Catriona Matthew/Azahara Munoz (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis/Angela Stanford (USA), 3 and 2
  • Suzann Pettersen/Sophie Gustafson (EUR) def. Brittany Lang/Juli Inkster (USA), 1-up

Score after first session: USA 2, Europe 2

Four-Ball

  • Morgan Pressel/Paula Creamer (USA) def. Laura Davies/Melissa Reid (EUR), 1-up
  • Christina Kim/Ryann O'Toole (USA) halved with Catriona Matthew/Sandra Gal (EUR)
  • Sophie Gustafson/Caroline Hedwall (EUR) def. Vicky Hurst/Brittany Lincicome (USA), 5 and 4
  • Suzann Pettersen/Anna Nordqvist (EUR) def. Cristie Kerr/Michelle Wie (USA), 2-up

Score after second session: Europe 2.5, USA 1.5
Overall score after Day 1: Europe 4.5, USA 3.5

Day 2 Results

Foursomes

  • Caroline Hedwall/Sophie Gustafson (EUR) def. Angela Stanford/Stacy Lewis (USA), 6 and 5
  • Morgan Pressel/Ryann O'Toole (USA) def. Karen Stupples/Christel Boeljon (EUR), 3 and 2
  • Maria Hjorth/Anna Nordqvist (EUR) def. Brittany Lang/Juli Inkster (USA), 3 and 2
  • Cristie Kerr/Paula Creamer (USA) halved with Catriona Matthew/Azahara Munoz (EUR)

Score of first session: Europe 2.5, USA 1.5

Four-Ball

  • Laura Davies/Melissa Reid (EUR) def. Brittany Lang/Michelle Wie (USA), 4 and 3
  • Morgan Pressel/Cristie Kerr (USA) def. Suzann Pettersen/Caroline Hedwall (EUR), 1-up
  • Stacy Lewis/Ryann O'Toole (USA) def. Sandra Gal/Christel Boeljon (EUR), 2 and 1
  • Paula Creamer/Brittany Lincicome (USA) def. Maria Hjorth/Azahara Munoz (EUR), 3 and 1

Score of second session: USA 3, Europe 1
Overall score after Day 2: USA 8, Europe 8

Day 3 Results

Singles

  • Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Paula Creamer (USA), 6&5
  • Sophie Gustafson (EUR) defeated Stacy Lewis (USA), 2-up
  • Morgan Pressel (USA) defeated Anna Nordqvist (EUR), 2&1
  • Laura Davies (EUR) halved with Juli Inkster (USA)
  • Vicky Hurst (USA) defeated Melissa Reid (EUR), 2-up
  • Christel Boeljon (EUR) defeated Brittany Lincicome (USA), 2-up
  • Brittany Lang (USA) defeated Sandra Gal (EUR), 6&5
  • Christina Kim (USA) defeated Maria Hjorth (EUR), 4&2
  • Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Michelle Wie (USA), 1-up
  • Caroline Hedwall (EUR) halved with Ryann O’Toole (USA)
  • Azahara Munoz (EUR) defeated Angela Stanford (USA), 1-up
  • Karen Stupples (EUR) defeated Cristie Kerr (USA), walkover

Score of singles session: Europe 7, USA 5
Overall and final score: Europe 15, USA 13

 

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