Europe makes just one difference to Sunday’s foursomes lineup from the Solheim Cup winner; Matthew leads 5.5 to 2.5 as they seek back-to-back wins
Last updated: May 9, 21 at 1:19am
Catriona Matthew, Team Europe Captain, has kept to a winning formula. She put together three pairs that were successful from the first day of the Sunday foursomes.
Anna Nordqvist, Matilda Castren, won the first day’s matches, beating Austin Ernst and Danielle Kang in foursomes. The fourballs saw Lexi Thompson and Mina Harigae beaten in foursomes. On Sunday, the all-Scandinavian pairing will reunite in final match.
Castren and Nordqvist will play Lizette Salas, and Jennifer Kupcho. This is one of two USA pairs to win full points on the opening day. Team Europe won foursomes without losing on their way into Ohio with a 5.5-22.5 lead.
Georgia Hall, her third partner, will be leading Team Europe. She has already won alongside Celine Boutier in her first match, and she had won alongside Leona Maguire in fourballs. The Englishwoman will tee off with Madelene Sagstrom in Team Europe.
They will face Kang and Ernst who were sent first by Team USA Captain Pat Hurst. Sagstrom was the only player to be changed from eight used by Matthew in the opening morning.
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Ireland’s Maguire hopes to keep her 100% start with Mel Reid. The Korda sisters have separated and Ally Ewing, the partner of world No 1 Nelly Korda, has been paired up with Maguire. This duo was responsible for scoring a point in controversial circumstances at the Saturday fourballs.
Charley Hull, Emily Pedersen and Brittany Altomare will face off in the other fixture. They have won the last four holes and defeated the pair on Saturday.
Matthew stated, “Obviously the three pairs we have kept the same; they all won the morning.” “Then Madelene [Sagstrom] performed particularly well today and Georgia [Hall] obviously is playing well so I just thought that it might be a good pairing to shake things up and refresh the atmosphere a bit.”
Line-up of Sunday Foursomes(All times BST).
Madelene Sagstrom and 1215 Georgia Hall vs Danielle Kang & Austin Ernst
1227 Charley Hull, Emily Pedersen and Lexi Thompson vs Brittany Altomare
1239 Mel Reid, Leona Maguire and Ally Ewing
1251 Anna Nordqvist, Matilda Castren, vs Lizette Sals and Jennifer Kupcho
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Publiated at Sun, Sep 5, 2021 02:09:42 +0000