Team Europe beats the United States to retain the Solheim Cup with 15-13. Matilda Castren sank a final hole put at the Inverness Club on Monday and won for the second time on American soil.
To edge Lizette Salas, the Finn steered in a right to left to par putt on the 18th as Europe held the trophy. Dane Emily Pedersen secured victory eight years after they won on US soil with three matches to compete before a half a point. With 9-7, Europe started the day ahead and sped to retaining the trophy before the Americans. The US attempted a late comeback before flattering as the pressure mounted. By the end of the day, both the teams got five singles with the other two halved.
Pedersen sank a birdie on the 18th as it was her last stroke for gripping day’s golf as Europe triumphed. However, the celebrations were already underway after Catren finished up over Salad. Meghan Khand and Brittany Altomare revived American hopes to reduce Europe’s lead to 13-11 but Salas faltered on the last sparked European celebration while the Americans won two of the last three matches. Pedersen defeating Danielle Kang was a big deal to survive a late mini-collapse and ensure cup success.