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Report cards: United States Solheim Cup team

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Marina Alex (1-1-2)

Grade B

Skinny: Was 1-1-2 and looked to potentially be the clinching point for the U.S. But she couldn’t close out Suzann Pettersen in singles. Still, the Solheim rookie didn’t look like a rookie in making a really solid debut.


Grade B+

Skinny: Known as a birdie-machine, the rookie made a bunch of them on her way to a 2-1-1 record.


Danielle Kang (1-3-0)

Grade C-

Skinny: She got one point, but she lost the opening singles match to Carlota Ciganda and made zero Europeans cry.


Megan Khang (0-2-1)

Grade C

Skinny: Was 0-2-1, but the Solheim rookie delivered a hard-fought half-point against European star Charley Hull that looked like it might be a difference maker coming down the stretch.


Jessica Korda (3-0-1)

Grade A-

Skinny: Teamed up with sister Nelly to go 2-0-1 in team play before taking down Caroline Masson in singles.


Nelly Korda (3-0-1)

Grade A-

Skinny: Her pairing with sister Jessica is one Americans can count on in years to come, and her rally in singles was impressive.


Ally McDonald (1-3-0)

Grade C

Skinny: Went just 1-3, but she also was pressed into action on Tuesday because of Stacy Lewis’ injury and was strong with Angel Yin in Friday’s fourball session.


Annie Park (1-2-0)

Grade C-

Skinny: She went 1-2, including losing an early lead to Celine Boutier in singles. But she did have one highlight, beating Pettersen and Anne Van Dam in fourballs alongside Altomare.


Morgan Pressel (1-1-1)

Grade C

Skinny: Putted well in going 1-0-1 alongside Alex in foursomes, but she got routed in the Sunday singles anchor match by winless Anna Nordqvist.


Lizette Salas (2-2-0)

Grade B-

Skinny: One of the hottest Americans entering the week, Salas capped her 2-2 performance with a 1-up victory over Van Dam, who is significantly longer.


Lexi Thompson (0-2-2)

Grade C-

Skinny: She earned two half-points, the first on a clutch momentum swinging birdie putt on 18 Friday, but she went 0-2-2 and lost her singles match to Georgia Hall after tweaking her back during her warmup. More was expected from the highest-ranked player in the world in the event.


Angel Yin (2-1-0)

Grade B

Skinny: She couldn’t practice until Wednesday because her airline lost her clubs, but she went 2-1, including a record-tying fourball performance with McDonald on Friday and a singles win over veteran Azahara Munoz.


Grade B+

Skinny: She failed to secure the three-peat and some will question her for not sending the Kordas out there all five sessions, but she got a half dozen rookies to perform admirably on the road in Scotland, in some bad weather on Saturday.