Solheim Cup report cards: European team


Team Europe

Carlota Ciganda (3-0-0)

Carlota Ciganda
Grade A

Skinny: Slapped it all over Colorado Golf Club in the opening match, but still delivered her first of three unexpected victories in her Solheim Cup debut.

Caroline Hedwall (5-0-0)

Caroline Hedwall
Grade A+

Skinny: Easiest grade. Perfect way to end perfect week for Hedwall, who clinched point to retain cup and the first 5-0-0 record in Solheim Cup history.

Charley Hull (2-1-0)

Charley Hull
Grade A

Skinny: The 17-year-old clinched a pivotal fourball sweep Saturday and then took down American stalwart Paula Creamer in dominating fashion during the Sunday singles.

Karine Icher (2-1-1)

Karen Icher
Grade B+

Skinny: Surprise of event. Icher last played in cup 11 years ago, but showed up and made key putt after key putt to earned 2.5 points for the Euros.

Caroline Masson (2-1-1)

Caroline Masson
Grade B+

Skinny: Sneaky good record, but that was because she partnered with unstoppable Hedwall in two victories. Still, a solid record for a first-timer.

Catriona Matthew (0-2-2)

Catriona Mathew
Grade C

Skinny: It's a surprise that Europe romped and veteran Matthew didn’t contribute more. Still, last half point won cup outright.

Azahara Munoz (2-2-0)

Azahara Munoz
Grade B

Skinny: Her two points felt like more, teaming with Icher to take down Creamer and Cristie Kerr in the first match.

Anna Nordqvist (2-1-1)

Anna Nordqvist
Grade B+

Skinny: Set the tone with Hedwall in opening matches Friday and Saturday. Halved singles match with Stacy Lewis, in the first match out Sunday, was the key.

Suzann Pettersen (2-1-1)

Suzann Pettersen
Grade B+

Skinny: The machine keeps cruising. She found a new partner in Recari and carried Ciganda during their fourball match.

Beatriz Recari (3-1-0)

Beatriz Recari
Grade A

Skinny: Aside from Hedwall, Recari was the next most important player. Three wins in four matches as a rookie is impressive.

Giulia Sergas (0-1-1)

Giulia Sergas
Grade C+

Skinny: Only player here to play two matches, as she didn't play Saturday, but still put a half-point on board with singles halve against Jessica Korda.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff (2-1-0)

Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Grade B+

Skinny: After a shaky start, the rookie captain’s pick was money when it mattered, during Saturday's fourball sweep while partnered with Hull.

Captain Liselotte Neumann

Liselotte Neumann
Grade A+

Skinny: Everything she touched turned to gold, including captain’s picks, lineups and pairings. Captain Lotta deserved to win.