Europe's Response to USA's Dominance
Europe's Emily Pedersen made history at the Solheim Cup with a stunning hole-in-one that kickstarted Europe's fightback after the USA's dominant start. The Great Dane's incredible shot on the 12th hole was only the second ace in the tournament's history. This incredible feat was followed by another near miss from super Swede Linn Grant, who almost repeated the feat just 10 minutes later.
USA Mocks Underdog Status with Strong Start
Prior to Europe's comeback, the Americans proved they were no underdogs by winning all the foursomes and taking a commanding 4-0 lead at Finca Cortes in Spain. Despite Pedersen's hole-in-one, she and her partner Maja Stark still trailed in their tight contest against Jennifer Kupucho and Allisen Corpus.
USA's Desire to Avoid Solheim Cup Defeat
The USA is eager to avoid a third straight Solheim Cup defeat, igniting their hunger and dominance in the morning foursomes. Ally Ewing and Cheyenne Knight, Charley Hull and Emily Pedersen before finishing 5 and 4. There were tighter finishes in the other pairings, with Lexi Thompson and Megan Khang defeating Maja Stark and Linn Grant 2 and 1, Andrea Lee and Danielle Kang fighting back to win 1 up against Celine Boutier and Georgia Hall, and Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz securing a 1-up triumph over Leona Maguire and Anna Nordqvist.
Pedersen's Ace Lifts Spirits
Despite the USA's strong performance, Pedersen's stunning ace in the fourballs gave her team and fans a much-needed boost. Viewers praised her "beautiful swing" and labeled her shot "crazy" and "incredible." With the momentum shifting, Europe has a chance to cut their deficit, but it's likely that the USA will still dominate the day overall.
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