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
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
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
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.”