There will be 12 finals to glory, 12 individual matches between the best golfers in Europe and the United States that this Sunday (from 11.00 in Movistar Golf and Teledeporte) will decide the winning team of the Solheim Cup, the first to be held in Spain (in Finca Cortesín, Malaga). The European team signed this Saturday a comeback worthy of the best spirit of Seve and equaled eight points a tournament that had begun on Friday with a resounding 0-4 against.
The distances were maintained in the round of foursomes (alternating strokes in each couple) in the morning compared to the end of Friday. The European captain, the Norwegian Suzann Pettersen, opted this time to line up Carlota Ciganda at the start, very plugged in the sixth Solheim that she disputes in her career, a veteran already at 33 years old. The Spaniard had led the continental reaction when the Europeans began with that 0-4 slap, the worst start in history. And he complied again in the start.
In pairing with Emily Pedersen, the Navarre gave another point to her team, 2 & 1 (two holes ahead with one to play) against Lilia Vu and Jennifer Kupcho. The most unequal encounter was the resounding victory of Korda and Corpuz against Hall and Boutier by 5 & 3, while in the other two duels of the morning round the balance was tipped once for each side in two very even clashes. Europe yielded with Maguire and Nordqvist, a priori one of their most reliable duos, and the attempt to cut distances remained in a draw that allowed the American troops to preserve the gap (7-5).
The fourballs (one ball per player) of the afternoon returned Carlota Ciganda to the ring, this time with Linn Grant, her partner on Friday. And full again of the Spanish, 2 & 1 against Kang and Vu. Europe even allowed themselves a comfortable victory, that of Hull and Maguire by 4&3 against Korda and Ewing. The score again reflected a 3-1 in this modality to lead to the exciting end of this Sunday. Europe is looking for a third straight crown at Solheim; The United States, the reconquest in enemy territory.
All Solheim Cup results.
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