Team USA Trails As Darkness Suspends Play On Day 2 Of Solheim Cup, But In Position For Comeback

Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr (click to enlarge)

A lot of things might be going wrong for Team USA at Solheim Cup 2015. They trailed 3 points to 5 after day 1 matches were complete. They had a less than stellar 1-3 showing in morning matches on day 2. They trail 5 points to 8 as darkness suspended play on day 2. However, they are 1-up in 2 of the 3 remaining day 2 matches to be completed on day 3. If they can hold those two matches they would minimally have 7 points with the other match where they are 1-down not out of reach. Obviously, that’s counting on fate to favor the Americans, but why not? Stacy Lewis, who with Gerina Piller is currently 1-up on Team Europe’s two Carolines (Masson & Hedwall), is beginning to find her groove at Solheim. So is Alison Lee, who with Brittany Lincicome is 1-up on Suzanne Pettersen and Charley Hull. Look, it’s not good to be down 5 to 8, but I still believe Team USA is in great position to mount the comeback.

Morning Foursomes

United States Results Europe
Lee/Wie Europe 4 & 3 Reid/Ciganda
Creamer/Pressel Europe 1 up Hull/Pettersen
Stanford/Lincicome Europe 1 up Gal/Matthew
Lewis/Piller United States 5 & 4 Nordqvist/Hedwall
1 Session 3
4 Overall 8

Afternoon Fourball (suspended due to darkness)

United States Results Europe
Thompson/Kerr United States 3 & 2 Muñoz/Ciganda
Salas/Lang Europe 1 up through 15 Icher/Matthew
Lee/Lincicome United States 1 up through 15 Pettersen/Hull
Lewis/Piller United States 1 up through 16 Masson/Hedwall
1 Session 0
5 Overall 8

UPDATED: Completed Day 2 Matches finished Sunday morning

United States Results Europe
Thompson/Kerr United States 3 & 2 Muñoz/Ciganda
Salas/Lang Europe 2 & 1 Icher/Matthew
Lee/Lincicome Europe 2 up Pettersen/Hull
Lewis/Piller United States 1 up Masson/Hedwall
2 Session 2
6 Overall 10

ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE

MICHELLE WIE & ALISON LEE (morning)

MORGAN PRESSEL & PAULA CREAMER (morning)

ANGELA STANFORD & BRITTANY LINCICOME (morning)

GERINA PILLER & STACY LEWIS (morning & afternoon)

LEXI THOMPSON & CRISTIE KERR (afternoon)

ALISON LEE & BRITTANY LINCICOME (afternoon)

TEAM EUROPE

MELISSA REID & CARLOTA CIGANDA (morning)

CHARLEY HULL & SUZANN PETTERSEN (morning and afternoon)

SANDRA GAL & CATRIONA MATTHEW (morning)

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