Solheim Cup: Europe leads despite big win for Korda sisters

September 13, 2019 - 5:06 am

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Jessica and Nelly Korda, the first sisters to play together at a Solheim Cup, posted one of the biggest foursomes wins in the competition's history to get the United States off to a perfect start at Gleneagles on Friday.

It went downhill from there for the Americans on the opening morning of the defense of their title.

Europe finished the session with a 2 1/2-1 1/2 lead, winning the last two matches after Carlota Ciganda and Bronte Law came from 1 down with two holes to play to grab a half from the lead-off match against Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex.

While those three matches all went at least to the 17th hole, the Korda sisters walked arm-in-arm down the 14th fairway and were soon embracing on the green after beating Caroline Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff 6 and 4.

Only four foursomes matches in the 29-year history of the Solheim Cup have finished with a heavier margin of victory.

There are also four fourballs matches on Day 1.

The U.S. team is looking to win the Solheim Cup for a third straight time.


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