Solheim Cup: update after Foursomes matches

mulligan, 09 September 2005, Comments Off on Solheim Cup: update after Foursomes matches
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OK, I was about to send allCarry to the doghouse after giving us the “Edge on paper” for each of the morning’s matches that appeared not to be panning out. But crazy things do happen down the stretch of match play, and things shifted dramatically toward the end. Europe 3; US 1. OK, so that’s close to the score that allCarry seemed to be predicting. Pure luck.

1st match: Halved. Paula Creamer and Beth Daniel had a 2-up lead on the 14th hole, while allCarry gave a “slight edge” to Euro stalwarts Carin Koch and Catriona Matthew. Well, the Euro veterans salvaged a halve, coming from behind, to make allCarry look not so bad.

2nd match: Laura Davies/Maria Hjorth, 2-1. AllCarry gave the edge to Cristie Kerr and Natalie Gulbis for alternate shot, while acknowledging the long ball hitting of Laura Davies and Maria Hjorth. Yes, allCarry, you were “crazy” on this one, although who can blame you for picking Natalie? And the US team put up a valiant fight.

3rd match: Halved. “Toss up” said allCarry, in deciding between Sophie Gustafson/Trish Johnson v. Christina Kim/Pat Hurst. OK, we’ll give you some credit, dear. Yeah, but did you really know that the U.S. team would squander a 3-up lead standing on the 14th hole?

4th match: Annika Sorenstam/Suzann Pettersen, 1-up. You got really lucky on this one, allCarry, giving a “big Edge” to the Euros. There’s no way you could have predicted that the US team of Michelle Redman and Laura Diaz would go 4-up after 12, but then lose the next 5 holes!


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