Solheim Cup, Europe Win Historic Event 18-10 August 19 2013

The Victorious European Team / Getty Caroline Hedwall rewrote the history books at Colorado Golf Club, sinking a four-foot birdie putt at the final hole to beat Michelle Wie and retain the Solheim Cup for Europe and also gaining their first victory on American soil. Caroline said of the moment; “I am still shaking but it is an unbelievable feeling, but I was so pumped and I ready to go.”  Following a stunning 4-0 whitewash in Saturday afternoon’s fourballs, Liselotte Neumann’s team needed just 3 ½ points from the 12 singles to retain the Solheim Cup, and England’s Charley Hull led the way with a huge win over Paula Creamer. Charlie said; “I wasn’t too nervous, it’s always the way I look at golf, I’m not going to die if I hit a bad shot.” Paula was generous with her praise in defeat; “She played great but I just wish I could have given her more of a battle. The Solheim Cup seems to bring the best or the worst out in me and I just couldn’t hit a fairway on the front nine.” Catriona Mathew gleaned another great Solheim Cup memory, the 43-year-old Scot has played seven times and she gained the winning point at Barseback in 2003; “I was told coming up the 18th that if I go a half we would win outright so I was kind of shaking. I made a great par to win the 17th and then the five footer for the half at the last. Being able to celebrate with 11 team mates, the caddies and other helpers makes it far more exciting and more fun than an individual win. Lotta has done a great job, she inspired us and instilled confidence. We don’t need much motivation to go out and play but she got the pairings absolutely right. The key was the rookies, and the 4-0 yesterday afternoon.” The Singles Results:  Anna Nordqvist halved with Stacy Lewis Charley Hull beat Paula Creamer 5 and 4 Azahara Munoz lost to Brittany Lang 2 and 1 Carlota Ciganda beat Morgan Pressel 4 and 2 Caroline Hedwall beat Michelle Wie one hole Catriona Matthew halved with Gerina Piller Suzann Pettersen halved with Lizette Salas Giulia Sergas halved with Jessica Korda Caroline Masson lost to Lexi Thompson 4 and 3 Jodi Ewart-Shadoff beat Brittany Lincicome 3 and 2 Beatriz Recari beat Angela Stanford 2 and 1 Karine Icher halved with Cristie Kerr  Europe 7 ½ USA 4 ½ Final score: Europe 18 USA 10