Solheim Cup 2017
Aug 20th, 2017
Solheim Cup Day 3 singles
Europe still fighting as the fat lady starts warming up
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The fat lady might not be singing yet, but she is certainly warming up.
At the time of writing, this is where the Solheim Cup stands.
Anna Nordqvist is all–square against Lexi Thompson, but what a battle this has been so far. Nordqvist was leading by four, but Lexi stuck in there and fought back hard to bring it back to level pegging after 15.
What looked like a certain point for Europe now hangs in the balance, after Lexi holed a monster putt for an eagle. She is seven under for the back nine. This is an epic match, and Nordqvist has not really put a foot wrong.
Meanwhile Georgia Hall is all–square against Paula Creamer through 14, as Creamer holes a twenty–five footer to get one back.
Mel Reid is two down through 13 against the experienced Christie Kerr, who is having a fantastic Solheim Cup.
Catriona Matthew is two down to Stacy Lewis through12, and the momentum is all USA now, as in Match No 5 Angel Yin has gone two up on Karine Icher.
Caroline Masson is in charge of her match against Michelle Wie, as she is four up through 12.
Jodi Ewart Shadoff is all–square with Lizette Salas through 11.
Charlie Hull, playing with an injured wrist, is hanging on in there, and is all–square with Brittany Lang through 10, whilst Carlota Ciganda is one up against Brittany Lincicome.
Florentina Parker is one up against Gerina Piller, and Madelene Sagstrom is three up against Austin Ernst.
In the final match Emily Pedersen is one down against Danielle Kang through eight.
At the moment Europe are up in three, all–square in two, and down in seven.
It’s been a fantastic day of thrilling match–play golf, but Europe won’t be able to do enough, and will look back at the ‘Red–Out’ in the Friday afternoon four balls as their missed opportunity.
There was also a very strange incident on the seventh in the match between Georgia Hall and Paula Creamer, when the sprinklers suddenly turned themselves on and started spraying everyone! You can't make this stuff up!