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United States wins Solheim Cup 16½-11½

It was a red, white and blue day in West Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday. In a singles session that featured tight battles across the scoreboard, Team USA won five matches and kept the Solheim Cup on U.S. soil with a 16.5 to 11.5 victory over Team Europe. The five-point victory margin is the USA’s largest win since 1996.  Contributions for the Americans came from everywhere. Cristie Kerr had 3½ points and became the all-time scoring leader for the U.S. side. Kang, Thompson, Lizette Salas and Paula Creamer, who got on the team only because Jessica Korda had to withdraw with injury, scored three points each. All 12 of the U.S. players contributed to this victory.  In the end, the United States simply had a deeper, more talented team and a bunch of them brought their A-game to Iowa. This really wasn’t a case of Europe playing poorly as much as it was the Americans being lights out.