The second day of the Solheim Cup was an epic battle, a give and take from eight in the morning until almost eight in the afternoon. Almost 12 hours of tribute to golf and match play with a vibrant audience that left their throats at Finca Cortesín and a Navarrese heroine: Carlotta Ciganda. Comeback and tie (8-8).
The waters in the European locker room were troubled after the initial 4-0 beating. The French Celine Boutier, number one on the American Circuit, was not comfortable with her partner assignment. The English Charley Hull He questioned some of the captain’s decisions Susann Pettersen. It was also not understood that Anna Nordqvist, a vice-captain who is also a player, played so many games. It was not understood that Carlota Ciganda did not play on Friday morning, at the beginning of the Solheim, precisely on the morning of the 4-0, the biggest beating received in an opening session of the tournament. However, all quarrels were forgotten yesterday. Europe began the morning of foursome two points behind the Americans, and once again equality was the predominant note, the partial of the four games was 2-2. Only one of the duels of the morning, the one starring Nelly Korda y Alice’s Body, it was clear to the Americans. Europe countered thanks to the effectiveness of the Ciganda-Pedersen couple in the first game and the combined strength of Grant-Stark in the last, a vital point when it was already known that Lexi Thompson y Megan Kang They had raised the second morning point to the United States’ box.
With the score 7-5 the fourballs in the afternoon, where Europe was forced to win if it wanted to reach Sunday’s singles alive, taking into account that the Americans have traditionally been better in Sunday sessions. Nelly Korda and Ally Ewing they lost 4-3 against the huge Leona Maguire and the English Charley Hull. Carlota Ciganda got together again with Lynn Grant to star in the Solheim Cup match by defeating Danielle Kang y Lilia Vu with a card fourballs 11 strokes under par in 17 holes. Carlota signed eight huge birdies who ended up destroying their rivals in an epic match with a very high level of golf.
Madeleine Sagstrom y Emily Pedersen They also starred in a great afternoon of golf to achieve the third European point against the American revelations Rose Zhang y Andrea Lee. The only American point corresponded to Cheyenne Knight y Angel Yin, by winning 2 up over Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall, who showed her face in her late debut in this Solheim Cup.
Carlota has become the most valuable player of the tournamenthas played three matches and has won all three, she is the only European who has the full title and the one who accumulates the most points of all the participants in this Solheim Cup, along with Linn Grant.