Solheim Cup match-by-match results


Here is a look at how each match played out in the 14th Solheim Cup at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in St. Leon-Rot, Germany:

U.S. 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2

Singles: U.S. 8 1/2, Europe 3 1/2

• Lexi Thompson (U.S.) vs. Carlota Ciganda, halved: Both made three birdies in the round and both made bogey on the last hole to provide the proper result. Ciganda missed a 5-footer on the last.

• Morgan Pressel (U.S.) def. Catriona Matthew, 1 up: A great back-and-forth match between two gritty, veteran match-play players. Pressel made six birdies and it was Matthew’s first loss of the week.

• Karine Icher (EUR) def. Brittany Lincicome, 3 and 2: Icher played well, Lincicome played like she was emotionally spent from the controversy in her morning match with Lee against Pettersen and Hull. Lincicome goes 0-4 for the week.

• Melissa Reid (EUR) def. Brittany Lang, 2 and 1: Another solid match with a lot of great shots. Lang birdied the 16th to move only 1 down but Reid made a clutch birdie from 15 feet on 17 to win.

• Alison Lee (U.S.) def. Gwladys Nocera, 3 and 1: The U.S. rookie finally collected her first point of the Solheim Cup and did so with calm, cool, collected play considering how her morning fourball match ended.

• Gerina Piller (U.S.) def. Caroline Masson, 1 up: Piller made the most clutch up and down of her life on the 18th hole to keep U.S. hopes alive. If she missed, Europe would’ve retained the cup. But she made a 10-footer to save par and earn the full point.

• Anna Nordqvist (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis, 2 and 1: A solid match but Lewis didn’t have her best stuff and Nordqvist was way too consistent. At the time Europe only needed another half point to retain the cup.

• Lizette Salas (U.S.) def. Azahara Munoz, 3 and 1: Salas poured it on in the end and birdied four of the last six holes and took control of the match. At this point, it became clear the U.S. will stage the epic comeback.

• Angela Stanford (U.S.) def. Suzann Pettersen, 2 and 1: Stanford’s Solheim Cup record was 3-13-3 and she hadn’t won in her last nine cup matches. But she slayed the villain in Pettersen (17th hole controversy) for the biggest moment of her golf life.

• Cristie Kerr (U.S.) def. Charley Hull, 3 and 2: Kerr putted like a demon and ended the week with a 3-0-1. She made eight birdies in a nine-hole stretch and kept Hull (4-1) from going perfect on the week.

• Michelle Wie (U.S.) def. Caroline Hedwall, 6 and 4: Wie absolutely demolished Hedwall to keep the American momentum. It was Wie’s first point of the week and she made eight birdies in 14 holes in singles.

• Paula Creamer (U.S.) def. Sandra Gal, 4 and 3: It all came down to the last match but Creamer had this one safely in control and earned the final point to complete the epic comeback from a 10-6 deficit.

Overall score: Europe 10, U.S. 6

Day 2 fourballs (U.S. 2, Europe 2)

Lexi Thompson-Cristie Kerr (U.S.) def. Azahara Munoz-Carlota Ciganda, 3 and 2: Thompson and Kerr played well, but, oddly, the Europeans had no firepower and only made three birdies combined. The American duo is now 2-0-1 this week.

Stacy Lewis-Gerina Puller (U.S.) def. Caroline Masson-Caroline Hedwall, 1 up: Hedwall missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would've squared the match. Frankly, the Americans played so much better in this match and Lewis finally found her rhythm. It’s surprising the Americans didn't win this match more easily.

Karine Icher-Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Lizette Salas-Brittany Lang, 2 and 1: The Americans seemed out of sort when they returned Sunday to finish the match and both made bogey on the par-5 16th hole. Europe won this one fairly easily. 

Suzann Pettersen-Charley Hull (EUR) def. Alison Lee-Brittany Lincicome, 2 up: Fireworks everywhere. Alison Lee missed a birdie putt on 17 by 16 inches and scooped up the putt. Moments later Pettersen claimed that she did not concede the putt and chaos ensued. Ultimately Europe was awarded the hole, then won the match with par on the last. Controversy.

Day 2 foursomes (Europe 3, U.S. 1)

• Melissa Reid-Carlota Ciganda (EUR) def. Alison Lee-Michelle Wie, 4 and 3: Europe was 4 up after seven holes and completely demolished the spirit of the Americans. Wie just has not found her form this week. Reid now has won all three of her matches.

• Charley Hull-Suzann Pettersen (EUR) def. Paula Creamer-Morgan Pressel, 1 up: Hands down, the most amazing match of the week. Americas were 4 up after 11 holes and on cruise control. But Europe hung in there and birdied each of the last four holes to steal the match outright.

• Sandra Gal-Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Angela Stanford-Brittany Lincicome, 1 up: Europe won the first hole and never trailed it the match but it was extremely close down the stretch and Europe made a clutch up and down on the last hole to win the full point.

• Stacy Lewis-Gerina Piller (U.S.) def. Anna Nordqvist-Caroline Hedwall, 5 and 4: After struggling to find herself a regular partner Lewis finally has done so. Piller was terrific and made putts all over Germany. They gelled well and thrived.

Day 1 fourballs (Europe 3, U.S. 1)

• Anna Nordqvist-Caroline Hedwall (EUR) def. Morgan Pressel-Paula Creamer (U.S.), 4 and 3: This was the Nordqvist show. She birdied seven of the first 13 holes and the other three players, including her own partner Hedwall, were completely insignificant.

• Charley Hull-Gwladys Nocera (EUR) def. Alison Lee-Angela Stanford (U.S.), 3 and 2: Hull made seven birdies and the 19-year-old already has a 4-1 cup career record after winning both of her matches on Friday. Stanford is now 3-12-3 in her Solheim career.

• Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (U.S.) vs. Melissa Reid-Carlotta Ciganda (EUR), halved: The Americans were 2 up after 15 holes and Europe won the 16th and 17th holes to square the match before stopping because of darkness. Ciganda holed a shot from the middle of the fairway on 17 for eagle. When they returned Reid and Thompson both made birdies on 18 to halve the match.

• Gerina Piller-Brittany Lang (U.S.) vs. Caroline Masson-Sandra Gal (EUR), halved: Europe was 1 up at the break but Piller made birdie on 16 and 17 when they returned to move the Americans 1 up. But Gal hit it to 3 feet on the last hole and Europe squeaked out a crucial half point.

Day 1 foursomes (U.S. 2, Europe 2)

• Morgan Pressel-Paula Creamer (U.S.) def. Anna Nordqvist-Suzann Pettersen, 3 and 2: Juli Inkster went all-in sending Creamer out first with Pressel. The match was all square after six holes then the Americans won four of the next seven holes to collect the first point of the Solheim Cup. 

• Charley Hull-Melissa Reid (EUR) def. Michelle Wie-Brittany Lincicome (U.S.), 2 and 1: This match-up of big hitters was close but it wasn’t particularly great golf. It was all square after 13 holes, but a late American bogey coupled with a European birdie on 17 ended it.

• Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (U.S.) def. Karine Icher-Azahara Munoz (EUR), 2 and 1: The Americans missed a putt to go 5 up in the match and then lost three consecutive holes to only hold a 1-up advantage after 15. It got tight quick, but Europe ran out of holes.

• Sandra Gal-Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis-Lizette Salas (U.S.), 3 and 2: The German crowd got behind their hometown Gal and the Americans played poorly most of the day, particularly with the putter. Lewis now moves to an astounding 2-6-1 in her Solheim Cup career.