Hedwall still unbeaten in international team play


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall is keeping her unbeaten streak going in international team play.

Hedwall became the first player to go 5-0 in Solheim Cup play, helping lead the Europeans to their first victory on American soil in that competition last summer. So far, she’s unbeaten this week at the International Crown with a win and a halve over two days of fourballs.

Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist teamed to defeat the formidable South Korean pairing of Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu, 1 up, on Friday. They teamed to halve a match on Thursday.

Hedwall made three birdies and a pair of eagles Friday. She drove the green at the 282-yard fifth hole, sticking her drive to 4 feet. The South Koreans gave her the putt.

Hedwall, 25, has five Ladies European Tour titles but is looking for her first LPGA title since joining the tour full time three seasons ago.

What is it about team match play that brings out her best?

“I think I'm just an aggressive player, and when I play match play, I can really play aggressively, because I can only lose the hole,” Hedwall said. “While when I play stroke play, maybe I just get a little insecure, and just can't play the same aggressive style that I do in match play.”