ST. LEON-ROT, Germany – U.S. Solheim Cup rookie Alison Lee never could’ve envisioned such a topsy-turvy week.
The 20-year-old started the week with food poisoning, which kept her from being able to play in the opening foursomes session. Once she did play, he played well but still was winless in her first three matches.
The third of those three matches was the resumption of the foursomes match with Brittany Lincicome Sunday morning where Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull caused a stir because they did not concede an 18-inch putt.
Lee was front and center because she scooped up the ball and contends she heard someone concede it.
In singles, Lee played Gwladys Nocera in the fifth match and closed out a 3 and 1 victory on the 17th hole to earn her first point of the week and a full point for the U.S. that was key for early momentum.
“Well, it’s been really emotional,” Lee said.
Then, at the end of it all, there was a sweet moment with Lee when she admitted that she still can’t believe she’s on a team with 11 players who she didn’t know very well just a year ago.
“I haven’t really been able to say this to my team, but I have been really quiet and just kind of watching from the sidelines,” Lee said. “Bit I was to say I feel like that’s because I’m still starstruck being on this team.
“Not even a year ago I was watching them on TV. I was watching them from outside the ropes. And I really wanted to be here. And the fact that I’m here, I still can’t believe it.”