Europe efficiently defended their title for the primary time within the event’s historical past; Workforce Europe might be chasing a 3rd consecutive Solheim Cup victory later this week, reside on Friday from 6.30am on Sky Sports activities Golf
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Workforce Europe made it back-to-back wins on the PING Junior Solheim Cup and defended their crown for the primary time in historical past after defeating USA 15-9 at La Zagaleta, Spain.
The house aspect, led by captain Gwladys Nocera and vice-captain Nora Angehrn, had stormed to a convincing five-point lead after the opening session on day one after profitable 5.5 factors out of a attainable six within the morning foursomes.
A share of the spoils within the afternoon fourballs on Monday left the hosts needing simply 4 factors on the ultimate day to retain the trophy, with Europe then profitable six and drawing one of many 12 singles matches to finish a formidable victory.
“Being a captain is simple when you’ve a workforce like this!” Nocera stated. “We actually cherished the course however I feel it was resulting from a extremely good preparation. These ladies know the way to do it they usually work actually onerous. I’ve to congratulate them for all of the work they’ve put in in the course of the season and over these two days.”
With 12.5 factors the goal on day two, USA got here out combating as Jasmine Koo defeated Andrea Revuelta (Spain) 2&1 within the opening match.
Francesca Fiorellini (Italy) made it three wins from three as she beat Anna Davis 5&3 due to some unimaginable iron play, earlier than Europe added one other level shortly after as Nora Sundberg (Sweden) received 4&2 towards Gianna Clemente.
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Regardless of needing simply two extra factors to defend their title, a wave of pink quickly emerged on the scoreboard, as Yana Wilson defeated Yana Beeli (Switzerland) on the ultimate gap, Kathryn Ha got here from three right down to edge previous Anna Canado (Spain) with a birdie on the final and Leigh Chien beat Josefin Widal (Sweden) 3&2.
However with Savannah De Bock (Belgium) persevering with her nice kind to win 4&3 towards Megan Meng, Cloe Amion (Spain) – 1up on Elizabeth Rudisill coming down the final – was in a position to two putt for victory to seal the 2023 title for Workforce Europe.
“It is a dream come true,” Amion stated. “Simply being right here is nice however to win is superb. I did not know Savannah had received her match so did not realise it was the profitable putt! However simply getting it in introduced a lot satisfaction and happiness.”
Within the concluding matches, Meja Örtengren discovered her greatest kind to beat Irene Kim 4&3, whereas Denisa Vodickova misplaced her first match of the week falling 2&1 to Anna Tune. Helen Briem (Germany) was narrowly defeated by Ryleigh Knaub 1UP, with Rocio Tojedo, the star of Monday’s foursomes, halving her match towards Asterisk Talley.
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