Europe beat US to win Solheim Cup

Updated: 26 September 2011 00:21 IST

Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States 15-13 at Killeen Castle.

Dunsany, Ireland:

Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States 15-13 at Killeen Castle.

Caroline Hedwall of Sweden earned a crucial halved match with Ryann O'Toole - after being two down with two holes left - to give Europe a 14-13 lead.

Spain's Azahara Munoz birdied the 17th in the final singles to go one up on Angela Stanford and guarantee Europe's victory before closing out a one hole victory at the last.

Earlier Michelle Wie lost two late holes to fall to Europe's Suzann Pettersen.

Play was suspended three times during the day due to adverse weather conditions.

The sides were tied 8-8 entering Sunday's 12 singles matches. Europe won the session 7-5 with American Cristie Kerr forced to forfeit her match with Karen Stupples.

Kerr, who was set to play in the 12th singles match, was unable to start due to a wrist injury.

Topics : Golf
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