USA and europe will head into the last afternoon of their 16th Solheim Cup after an day two at wet, cold and windy conditions in Gleneagles.
Europe’s one-point lead vanished throughout a afternoon of fourballs because the holders fought and directed to all four matches at one stage after the spoils were shared with 2 wins in Saturday morning foursomes.
However, Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier pulled off a glorious fightback from down four following a horrendous first seven holes to keep their 100 percent record with a one-up victory over Ally McDonald along with Angel Yin, while Caroline Masson overlooked a excellent chance to steal another point for Europe in match two.
Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff’s battle with Lexi Thompson and Marina Alex was nip and tuck all the way, with pair going over one hole ahead, and Masson’s birdie at the 13th gave the Europeans the direct until Alex levelled the contest with a four in 16.
The match boiled down to a six-foot birdie putt for Masson on the last green, but the German’s effort lipped on the right because the quartet shook hands with half-a-point in the bag, and Danielle Kang’s 15-foot putt for a winning birdie in 17 wrapped up victory for the USA at the last match of the afternoon against Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz.
Juli Inkster’s side had previously put the very first red on the board at the day when Brittany Altomare along with Annie Park edged a one-up win over Suzann Pettersen and Anne van Dam in a match lasting close to six hours, even together with the turgid speed of play attracting widespread criticism.
Ciganda was thought to be the sole participant to obtain a formal warning until Kang ended proceedings a pit 34, with the match trying hard to beat the fast-fading mild.
Munoz and Ciganda is going to be the just two of the 24 opponents to perform in all five sessions, even together with Inkster making great on her Thursday vow to rest her players all at least when she benched Nelly and Jessica Korda for Saturday day.
Even the in-form sisters had stormed to their second foursomes win of the contest since they crushed Ciganda and Bronte Law 5 & 6 in the first game despite teeing off last.
Anna Nordqvist and also Anne van Dam appeared likely to enroll Europe’s very first point of the day when they won 4 of the first six holes Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex, but the American pair then won seven of their next nine and held on to close out a stunning 1 & 2 win.
But Boutier and Hall place some blue around the board using a 3 and 2 victory over Lizette Salas and McDonald, because they moved into a 3 or 4 win while Charley Hull and Munoz were too powerful for Megan and Kang Khang.