SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – American rookie Michelle Wie was the dominant player in the morning fourballs.
Wie made five birdies in her first 11 holes in teaming with Christina Kim in a 5-and-4 rout of Helen Alfredsson and Tania Elosegui.
Wie said she was inspired by the pairing.
“When I heard I was getting paired with Christina, you should have heard my scream,” Wie said. “It was so loud in the players’ room last night. I have fun with her. I think we have great chemistry.”
Wie has made nine birdies in the 32 holes she has played her own ball this week, more than any other Solheim Cup player, American or European. She is 8-under playing her own ball, which also leads all Solheim Cup players this week. She halved her first match, a fourballs pairing with Morgan Pressel on Friday.