After 2 days of foursomes and also fourball suits, Europe will certainly take a two-point introduce the last day songs at the 2021 Solheim Cup.
A thrilling Saturday early morning saw Europe win 3.5 out of the 4 factors offered in the foursomes, prior to including an even more 2 factors in the mid-day. Team U.S.A. resisted on Sunday, securing 3 factors in the early morning foursomes to shut the void to one factor, however Europe transformed the energy around in the mid-day to lead 9-7 heading right into the last day.
Rookie Leona Maguire, that is the initial Irish gamer to stand for Europe in the Solheim Cup, has actually had an amazing competitors to day declaring 3.5 out of 4 offered factors together with Mel Reid and also Georgia Hall, specifically.
“You never know how you are going to react in these situations until you are put in them. This is what you practice for. This is what you prepare for. I love team golf. I love match play,” claimed Maguire. “It felt like being in college a little bit. I have had fantastic partners that have made me feel so comfortable out there and just sort of tried to dovetail off them, ride the momentum and hole a few putts when I could.”
In the early morning, Maguire and also Reid created a powerful duo once more as they beat Nelly Korda and also Ally Ewing 5&4 after a leading efficiency. The set returned for their fourball versus Jennifer Kupcho and also Lizette Salas, and also regardless of lagging for much of the experience, a birdie on 18 from Reid guaranteed the suit was cut in half.
“We tried to ride the wave from this morning. We played some great golf this morning, and to get the win as big as we did this morning was huge. I just tried to stay really patient. We knew it was going to be a very different match this afternoon,” claimed Maguire. “We knew the girls were going to be relentless, that we just had to hang in there. We were down for most of the day, which is a position we hadn’t been in the last couple days. Tried to be patient, we knew it would turn for us, and just waited for Mel to hit that clutch shot at the end.”
Europe’s various other 2 factors in the mid-day fourballs originated from Charley Hull and also Emily Kristine Pedersen, that declared a 3&2 success over Danielle Kang and also Austin Ernst.
In the 2nd suit of the mid-day Carlota Ciganda and also novice Nanna Koerstz Madsen secured a 1 up sway Jessica Korda and also Megan Khang.
The European duo routed for huge components of the suit however a birdie by Koerstz Madsen on 12 connected the groups prior to Ciganda’s 40-foot birdie on 15 guaranteed they went 1 up.
“I think it was really important to get that point,” claimed Ciganda, a five-time participant of Team Europe. “It was a really tight match. The Americans were happy after they had a great morning, so we knew it was going to be a tough afternoon. Going into tomorrow, winning these two days was key.”
MONDAY SONGS PAIRINGS (GMT)
5:05 p.m. – Anna Nordqvist (EUR) vs. Lexi Thompson (U.S.A.)
5:15 p.m. – Madelene Sagstrom (EUR) vs. Ally Ewing (U.S.A.)
5:25 p.m. – Leona Maguire (EUR) vs. Jennifer Kupcho (U.S.A.)
5:35 p.m. – Georgia Hall (EUR) vs. Nelly Korda (U.S.A.)
5:45 p.m. – Celine Boutier (EUR) vs. Mina Harigae (U.S.A.)
5:55 p.m. – Nanna Koerstz Madsen (EUR) vs. Austin Ernst (U.S.A.)
6:05 p.m. – Matilda Castren (EUR) vs. Lizette Salas (U.S.A.)
6:15 p.m. – Carlota Ciganda (EUR) vs. Brittany Altomare (U.S.A.)
6:25 p.m. – Sophia Popov (EUR) vs. Megan Khang (U.S.A.)
6:35 p.m. – Mel Reid (EUR) vs. Yealimi Noh (U.S.A.)
6:45 p.m. – Charley Hull (EUR) vs. Jessica Korda (U.S.A.)
6:55 p.m. – Emily K. Pedersen (EUR) vs. Danielle Kang (U.S.A.)