By Keith Jackson
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Suzann Pettersen and Bronte Regulation held their nerve within the ultimate phases of the 16th Solheim Cup to grab a exceptional 14½- 13½ victory for Europe at Gleneagles.
Pettersen, whose choice as a wildcard was met with delicate criticism, absolutely justified her inclusion as she holed the successful putt from six ft to beat Marina Alex on the ultimate gap, moments after Regulation had closed out a 2&1 win over Ally McDonald on the 17th inexperienced.
With little to separate the 2 groups all through a tense ultimate day, Group USA had appeared heading in the right direction to retain the trophy after successful 4 out of 5 matches within the center order, with Megan Khang including a bonus half when Charley Hull made a large number of the 18th when main one-up.
Regulation was one right down to McDonald with 5 to play, however she levelled a pivotal contest with a birdie at 14 after which holed an excellent 20-foot putt for birdie on the lengthy 16th, finishing her victory when fellow rookie McDonald missed a brief par putt on the following inexperienced.
Ultimate day because it occurred
Relive how the singles motion unfolded on a brilliant Solheim Sunday at Gleneagles
Pettersen had let slip a two-hole lead on the again 9 towards Alex and, needing to win the ultimate gap to stop the USA retaining the trophy with a 14-14 draw, the Norwegian blocked her drive approach proper however managed to put as much as the same distance to her opponent.
The 38-year-old then piled on the stress with a exact wedge which spun again 5 ft previous the outlet, whereas Alex’s third was straight over the pin and left her 15 ft for birdie. And, after Alex’s putt drifted simply huge of the goal, Pettersen confirmed great nerve to rattle her putt into the center of the cup to spark wild celebrations from the house crew.
Catriona Matthew’s facet had earlier loved an excellent begin to Sunday’s singles, successful three of the primary 4 matches to exit earlier than Juli Inkster’s holders turned the competition round within the center part of the draw.
Carlota Ciganda pipped Danielle Kang on the final within the high match, which was on the clock a number of instances all through the day, however Nelly Korda accomplished a massively spectacular debut when she hit again from three down on the flip to stun Caroline Hedwall in match two.
Georgia Corridor and Celine Boutier each recovered from unsure begins to beat Lexi Thompson and Annie Park respectively, with each Europeans rounding off excellent 4-Zero information this week, however the tide started to show in favour of the Individuals when Brittany Altomare thrashed an out-of-sorts Jodi Ewart Shadoff 5&4.
Jessica Korda matched the back-nine efficiency of her sister to get the higher of Caroline Masson, whereas Angel Yin held off a valiant fightback from Azahara Munoz, who diminished a four-hole result in only one till Yin regrouped to birdie 16 and declare a 2&1 win with a par on the 17th.
Solheim Cup outcomes
Full outcomes from the 16th Solheim Cup at Gleneagles
Hull was heading in the right direction to place some much-needed blue on the board when she birdied 16 to take the lead for the primary time in her match with Khang, however after lipping out for victory on the 17th, Hull’s composure abandoned her on the final when she chunked her third after which chipped over the inexperienced along with her fourth, gifting the Individuals a half in match six.
Anne Van Dam was in tears after narrowly lacking a birdie putt which might have snatched the Dutch rookie a battling half towards Lizette Salas, an American win which took them to 13-and-a-half factors and left Europe needing to win the ultimate three matches.
Solheim Cup Golf
September 16, 2019, 9:00pm
Anna Nordqvist was all the time in charge of the anchor match towards Morgan Pressel, the Swede cruising to a 4&three win, and Regulation and Pettersen then took centre stage and pulled off a sensational win in one of many closest contests in Solheim Cup historical past.