Team Europe ‘Put Its Foot on the Gas’ to Win Second Consecutive Solheim Cup

THE SOLHEIM CUP CONCLUDED MONDAY at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. The underdog walked away with the Cup.

Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News reported:

Team Europe, which entered play Saturday as a heavy underdog to Team USA, put its foot on the gas early, winning three of the first five singles matches and earning a half point in another before hanging on late as the Americans did their best to rally.

In the end, Team Europe earned a 15-13 victory, defending the Cup for just the second time in the history of the matches. It was also Europe’s second victory in the last three matches conducted on American soil after an 18-10 victory in 2013 at Colorado Golf Club.

“I think women’s golf definitely was the big winner,” said Team USA Captain Pat Hurst, “along with Team Europe.”

The matches drew more than 130,000 people.

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