(AP) Europe retains the Solheim Cup in America
By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
For the first time in Solheim Cup history, the Europeans are leaving America with the trophy.
Caroline Hedwall became the first player in the 23-year history of the event to win all five matches. She finished in style Sunday by hitting her approach into the 18th to 4 feet for birdie. That gave her a 1-up victory over Michelle Wie and gave Europe the 14 points it needed to retain the cup.
With seven matches will on the course, Europe only needed a half-point to claim outright victory on American soil for the first time. Europe was leading in three of those matches.