2011 Solheim Cup goes to the Europeans

The USA Team, after three consecutive victories (2005, 2007, 2009) lost the 2011 Solheim Cup by the narrowest margin in the history of the event, final score was 15.0 – 13.0.

Saturday, after two fierce days of competition the teams tied 8.0-8.0, making it a very intense day of singles matches on Sunday.

Day Three Results – Sunday 25th September Singles (CO Solheimcup.com)

  • Catriona Matthew beat Paula Creamer by 6 and 5
  • Anna Nordqvist lost to Morgan Pressel by 2 and 1
  • Laura Davies halved with Juli Inkster
  • Melissa Reid lost to Vicky Hurst by 2 holes
  • Christel Boeljon beat Brittany Lincicome by 2 holes
  • Suzann Pettersen beat Michelle Wie by 1 hole
  • Caroline Hedwall halved with Ryann O’Toole
  • Azahara Muñoz beat Angela Stanford by 1 hole
  • Karen Stupples won over Cristie Kerr *

         *Due to injury Kerr conceded the match to Stupples and Europe were awarded the point.

Making the singles totals Europe 7, USA 5 and the overall 15 – 13 respectively..

What do you guys think about the Stupples win over Kerr, due to an injury resulting in a withdrawal?

Now, I know, in the signed captains agreement it clearly stated the penalty for situations like this, but it seems like a shallow victory because of this, what do you think?

I would think that for such an important biannual event like this, they could have a more thoroughly considered contingency plan, than, shes out and they get a point by default.

Know what I mean?

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