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Cristie Kerr became the USA’s all-time record points-scorer in the Solheim Cup as the United States maintained its three-point lead over Europe on the second morning of this year’s match at Des Moines.

Kerr, 39, teamed-up with Lexi Thompson to take down Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson in the opening foursomes match. They hit the front on the very first hole and never relinquished that lead, running out convincing 5&3 winners. 

Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst accounted for Emily Pedersen and Mel Reid by the same scoreline after winning four holes out of five from the 11th to take the US into a 7.5-2.5 overall lead.

At that stage, it looked as though as though a second consecutive American whitewash might be on the cards. 

Matthew And Icher

However, Georgia Hall and Anna Nordqvist held their nerve to claim the scalp of Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (2&1) to narrow the deficit, before Catriona Matthew and Karine Icher teamed-up to win their match by the same scoreline. For Matthew, it was a 21st Solheim Cup point.

The USA takes a 7.5-4.5 lead into this afternoon’s fourballs session.


Reid/Ciganda vs Lang/Lincicome
Nordqvist/Ewart Shadoff vs Salas/Yin
Icher/Sagstrom vs Creamer/Ernst
Matthew/Hall vs Kerr/Thompson

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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