Solheim Cup: Europe and USA level at 8-8 after day two at Gleneagles

Europe and USA will head into the final day of the 16th Solheim Cup after an day two at wet, cold and windy conditions at Gleneagles using the scores level at 8-8.
Europe’s one-point lead disappeared during a lengthy day of fourballs as the holders fought and directed in all four matches at one stage Following the spoils were shared with 2 wins apiece in Saturday morning’s foursomes.
However, Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier pulled away a stunning fightback from down four after a dreadful first seven holes to maintain their 100 percent record using a one-up success over Ally McDonald along with Angel Yin, while Caroline Masson missed a fantastic chance to steal another stage for Europe in game two.
Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff’s clash with Lexi Thompson and Marina Alex was nip and tuck all of the way, with pair going over one hole forward, and Masson’s birdie at the 13th gave the Europeans the direct until Alex levelled the contest with a four at 16.
The game boiled down to some six-foot birdie putt for Masson on the last green, however the German’s effort lipped out on the right as the quartet shook hands with half-a-point from the bag, and Danielle Kang’s 15-foot putt for a winning birdie in 17 wrapped up success for the USA at the final game of the afternoon against Carlota Ciganda along with Azahara Munoz.
Juli Inkster’s side had earlier put the very first red on the board in the afternoon when Brittany Altomare along with also Annie Park edged a one-up triumph over Suzann Pettersen and Anne van Dam at a game lasting near six hours, with the turgid speed of play again attracting widespread criticism.
Ciganda was thought to be the sole participant to receive a formal warning from the afternoon, with the lowest match trying hard to beat the mild until Kang ended proceedings.
Ciganda and munoz is going to be the only two of the 24 competitors to play in all five sessions, together with Inkster making good on her Thursday vow to break all her players.
The sisters had previously stormed to their next huge foursomes win of the contest despite teeing off as they crushed Bronte and Ciganda Law 5 or 6 in the game to finish.
Anna Nordqvist and also Anne van Dam appeared likely to register Europe’s very first point of the day after they won four of their first six holes Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex, however the American group then won seven of their next nine and held to shut out a gorgeous 1 & 2 win.
But Boutier and Hall place some blue around the board with a comfortable 3 & 2 victory over Lizette Salas and McDonald, as they powered to a 3 or 4 win while Charley Hull and Munoz were too powerful for Megan and Kang Khang.

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