Despite mono, Nordqvist 3-0 for struggling Euros

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Europe’s Anna Nordqvist might be putting together one of the most memorable Solheim Cup performances in a losing effort.

The Swede is still battling mononucleosis, but it didn’t stop her from going out in back-to-back matches Saturday, and winning them both.

She’s 3-0 for the week.

And she will be up early Sunday to be European captain Annika Sorenstam’s leadoff player in singles.


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“Definitely tired down the stretch today,” Nordqvist said. “Had some Diet Cokes to keep me going.”

Nordqvist teamed with England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff to defeat Lizette Salas and Angel Yin, 4 and 2, in afternoon fourballs.

She teamed with rookie Georgia Hall to defeat Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller, 2 and 1, in morning foursomes.

Nordqvist is now 11-7-1 in her Solheim career.