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Europe wins third straight Solheim Cup

Field Level Media
25 Sep 2023, 01:55 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Cody Scanlan/Holland Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Carlota Ciganda holed a short putt on hole No. 17 to beat opponent Nelly Korda and give Team Europe the win over the United States in the Solheim Cup on Sunday.

Ciganda, the only Spaniard on the European team, sealed the third straight win for Europe at Finca Cortesin in Andalusia, Spain.

The two teams finished in a 14-14 tie, but as the defending champion, Europe needed just 14 points to win. Team USA would have needed 14 1/2 points to wrestle the title away.

Korda and Ciganda were tied after No. 15 but Korda missed a putt on 16 to put Ciganda up by one, and her win on 17 put her up two with one hole to play.

Lexi Thompson, playing behind Korda and Ciganda, defeated Emily Pedersen, also a 2 and 1 victory, to end the Solheim Cup tied at 14.

After the second day of play on Saturday, the United States and Europe were tied 8-8.

--Field Level Media

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