It seemed improbable. Trailing 10-6 after the morning four-ball matches (delayed from Saturday) the United States team came back on Sunday afternoon in Germany to win the 2015 Solheim Cup over Team Europe.
The American squad captured 8.5 points of the 12 available in the afternoon singles to regain the Solheim Cup title for the first time since 2009.
The climb back into the contest started with a halved match between Lexi Thompson and a win by Morgan Pressel.
Also recording wins for the U.S. Squad was Alison Lee, Gerona Piller (who sank a crucial 10 foot putt t0 deny the Europeans the chance to retain the cup), Lizette Salas, Angela Stanford, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer.
The only European players to pick up full points in the singles were Melissa Reid, Karine Icher, Anna Norqvist, and a half point was earned by Carlota Chiganda in the match with Lexi Thompson.
“The girls were awesome. Everybody did their job. I couldn’t be more proud of them,” commented U.S Captain Juli Inkster.
Annika Sorenstam, on hand as the assistant to Carin Koch, Captain for Europe said: “The US came out very strong and played very solid. There were some crucial matches at the end. We will get fired up for 2017.”
The 2017 Solheim Cup will be played at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Idaho, USA.
Established in 1990 the United States team now holds the overall edge in Solheim Cup wins at 9-5.