Great start for Team USA!!
Team USA made history of their own in the Friday afternoon four-balls, as they made a clean sweep to take a 5 ½ – 2 ½ lead over Europe.
Not once during the entire afternoon was there blue on the board, with Juli Inkster’s side holding on to any lead they gained thanks to some fine putting performances from many of her players.
Since the event changed to a five session format, every time the U.S. has led after two sessions they have won the Solheim Cup – a stat that Inkster is sure to take note of.
Danielle Kang & Michelle Wie def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff & Madelene Sagstrom 3&1
Danielle Kang and Michelle Wie won their first two holes and never looked back thanks to another impressive performance on the greens from Kang, who made several clutch putts en-route to a 3&1 victory over Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Madelene Sagstrom.
Missed putts by the European pair, doubled with clutch putts from Kang on 14, 15 and 16 meant the Americans would pick up a full point for their team. It is apparent Kang’s U.S. Women’s Amateur experience has helped her ten-fold in her rookie showing at the Solheim Cup.