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Europe retains Solheim Cup by record margin

August 19, 2013
The Associated Press

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - Caroline Hedwall made Solheim Cup history on Sunday, becoming the first player to win five matches, with the final point coming from a 1-up victory over Michelle Wie that secured Europe's first team title in the United States.

Europe finished with an 18-10 victory, the largest margin since the competition began in 1990.

"I'm still shaking," Hedwall said. "It's just amazing."

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Michelle Wie reacts after missing a putt during her 1-up loss to Caroline Hedwall in the match that clinched the Solheim Cup for Europe on Sunday.
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The Europeans won Sunday's singles session 7 1/2-4 1/2.

"We just couldn't get any momentum going early and it's disappointing," said the U.S. team's Stacy Lewis.

Wie's loss left the Punahou School graduate with a 2-2 mark at Colorado Golf Club.

Fact Box

Solheim Cup

Sunday's Results

At Parker, Colo.


Europe 7-1/2, United States 4-1/2

Anna Nordqvist, Europe, halved with Stacy Lewis, United States.

Charley Hull, Europe, def. Paula Creamer, United States, 5 and 4.

Brittany Lang, United States, def. Azahara Munoz, Europe, 2 and 1.

Carlota Ciganda, Europe, def. Morgan Pressel, United States, 4 and 2.

Caroline Hedwall, Europe, def. Michelle Wie, United States, 1 up.

Catriona Matthew, Europe, halved with Gerina Piller, United States.

Suzann Pettersen, Europe, halved with Lizette Salas, United States.

Giulia Sergas, Europe, halved with Jessica Korda, United States.

Lexi Thompson, United States, def. Caroline Masson, Europe, 4 and 3.

Jodi Ewart-Shadoff, Europe, def. Brittany Lincicome, United States, 3 and 2.

Beatriz Recari, Europe, def. Angela Stanford, United States, 2 and 1.

Karine Icher, Europe, halved with Cristie Kerr, United States.

Charley Hull, at age 17 the youngest player in Solheim Cup history, routed Paula Creamer 5 and 4. Hull finished the event 2-1, part of a 12-5-2 performance by the European team's rookies.



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