EUROPE DOMINATES THE SOLHEIM CUP, 18-10, WITH 3 PING PROS

SOLHEIM CUP CO-FOUNDER LOUISE SOLHEIM (RIGHT) RAISED THE U.S. FLAG DURING OPENING CEREMONIES

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Team Europe retained The Solheim Cup with a commanding performance at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., winning 18 points to 10, the largest margin of victory in Solheim Cup history. It was one of several records set.

The 13th Solheim Cup saw the first player to win five matches, Team Europe’s Caroline Hedwall, who was undefeated at 5-0-0. It was Hedwall who struck the decisive putt on the 18th hole of her singles match, ensuring Team Europe’s successful defense of the trophy.

Record crowds were introduced to The Solheim Cup’s youngest competitor ever in 17-year-old Charley Hull of Team Europe. Hull was a standout, going 2-1-0, including a 5 and 4 victory in her singles match Sunday. Europe’s 6 rookies went 12-6-3.

It was also the first time Team Europe has won in the United States, and the first time it has won two consecutive Solheim Cups.

PING Pros Caroline Masson, Giulia Sergas and Azahara Muñoz helped contribute 5 points for the winning side. Solheim Cup rookies Masson and Sergas went 2-1-1 and 0-1-1, respectively. Muñoz went 2-2-0. She was also part of Team Europe’s win two years ago in Ireland.