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Sep 20, 2015

I would do same again, says unrepentant Pettersen

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – European stalwart Suzann Pettersen, the subject of most of the U.S. anger on a stormy final day of the Solheim Cup, had no regrets over her part in a controversial incident on Sunday.

The Americans were bitterly disappointed when Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome lost to Pettersen and Charley Hull by two holes in the morning fourballs carried over from Saturday.

Sep 20, 2015

Controversy as U.S. battle back to win Solheim Cup

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – U.S. captain Juli Inkster had urged her players to “stomp on” Europe’s golfers and they carried out the instructions to a tee, fighting back to win a hugely controversial Solheim Cup match on Sunday.

The home team went into the last 12 singles holding a 10-6 lead, following unsavoury scenes over the non-concession of a short American putt in the fourballs carried over from Saturday, but the U.S. rallied spectacularly to triumph by 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 points.

Sep 20, 2015

Creamer justifies wildcard pick with winning point for U.S.

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – U.S. wildcard choice Paula Creamer was almost lost for words after her winning point in the singles secured a battling 14-1/2 to 13-1/2 victory over Europe in the 14th Solheim Cup on Sunday.

Juli Inkster put her faith in Creamer by picking the American for the 12th and final spot, the anchor role on the last day, and she repaid the captain’s trust by brushing aside Germany’s Sandra Gal 4 and 3.

Sep 20, 2015

U.S. win Solheim Cup amid controversy in Germany

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – Captain Juli Inkster had implored her players to “stomp on” Europe and the U.S. carried out the plans to the letter as they fought back in style to win a controversial Solheim Cup match on Sunday.

The home team went into the last 12 singles holding a 10-6 lead, following unsavory scenes over the non-concession of a short American putt in the fourballs carried over from Saturday, but the U.S. rallied to triumph by 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 points.

Sep 20, 2015

Lee made a mistake, says Europe captain Koch

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – European captain Carin Koch sympathized with the distraught Alison Lee but was convinced the rookie American made a mistake in believing her short putt had been conceded at the Solheim Cup on Sunday.

Controversy erupted when Lee and Brittany Lincicome lost their fourball match carried over from Saturday night by two holes to Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen at the St Leon-Rot club in south-west Germany.

Sep 20, 2015

Angry Inkster hits out at European team over non-concession

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – United States captain Juli Inkster lambasted the European team over the unsavory incident that cast a huge dark shadow over the 14th Solheim Cup on Sunday.

Controversy erupted when Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome lost their fourball match carried over from Saturday night by two holes to Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen at the St Leon-Rot club in south-west Germany.

Sep 20, 2015

Players in tears after Solheim Cup controversy

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – Players from both teams were in tears after a controversial incident on the 17th green helped holders Europe take a commanding 10-6 lead over the United States in the 14th Solheim Cup on Sunday.

In one of three fourballs that had spilled over from Saturday night, American rookie Alison Lee missed a birdie putt from 10 feet that would have put her and Brittany Lincicome one up on Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen.

Sep 19, 2015

Golf-Europe lead 8-5 after incident-packed day in Germany

ST LEON-ROT, Germany, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The second day of the Solheim Cup had it all, a heated exchange between the captains, a startling comeback, and a strong effort from Europe that gave the holders an 8-5 lead over the U.S on Saturday.

An exhaustingly long day containing a spill-over from Friday’s play meant that three afternoon fourballs will have to be completed on Sunday ahead of the 12 singles matches that are going to decide the destiny of the trophy.

Sep 19, 2015

Hull and Pettersen snatch victory from jaws of defeat

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – The nerveless Charley Hull and the steely-eyed Suzann Pettersen sent the crowd wild with delight on Saturday as they pulled off one of the finest comebacks in the 25-year history of the Solheim Cup.

The European pair were staring defeat in the face at four down with seven to play but a scorching run of five birdies in the last seven holes helped them defeat a stunned Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer one up in a rip-roaring foursomes.

Sep 19, 2015

Captains clash as Europe take 5-3 lead in Solheim Cup

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) – Holders Europe led the United States 5-3 after Friday’s rain-interrupted fourballs were completed at the 14th Solheim Cup on Saturday morning as both captains became involved in a heated exchange.

The two matches carried over from the day before were both halved with Melissa Reid and Carlota Ciganda ending all square with Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson, and Caroline Masson and Sandra Gal doing likewise with Gerina Piller and Brittany Lang.

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