Davies overtakes Sorenstam for Solheim Cup record

Europe’s Laura Davies overtook Annika Sorenstam to become the

all-time Solheim Cup points scorer with 241/2 at Killeen Castle on

Saturday.

Playing in her 12th Solheim Cup, Davies teamed up with Melissa

Reid in the final fourball session to beat Americans Brittany Lang

and Michelle Wie 4 and 3.

“It’s nice to finally get past Annika, who obviously has a

spectacular record,” Davies said.

Davies has won 241/2 points in 45 matches with 22 wins, 18

losses and five halved matches. Sorenstam won 24 points in 37

matches in eight Solheim Cups.

“Obviously, the more you play in it, the more points you should

have,” said Davies, who has played in every Solheim Cup match.

Juli Inkster is the highest points earner for the United States

with 18.

The win by Davies and Reid gave Europe an 8-5 lead over the U.S.

before the Americans staged a dramatic rally to win the afternoon

fourball session 3-1 and tie it 8-all ahead of Sunday’s 12 singles

matches.

The U.S. traditionally dominates the individual matches and has

won eight of the previous 11 singles sessions.

“Well, we’ve messed up the singles so many times,” Davies said.

“This time we need to go out there and not worry.”