Catriona Matthew

Europe romp to record Solheim Cup win

Triumphant European skipper Liselotte Neumann and her team. Caroline Hedwall rewrote the history books at Colorado Golf Club when she sank a four foot putt birdie putt at the final hole to beat Michelle Wie and retain the Solheim Cup for Europe, writes the Ladies European Tour.

Matthew wins but future uncertain for Ladies Irish Open

Catriona Matthew tapped in from a couple of inches for her ninth career win. Photo by Tristan Jones (LET)Scotland’s Catriona Matthew held off a dramatic back nine challenge from defending champion and Solheim Cup team mate Suzann Pettersen to clinch a one-stroke, wire to wire victory in the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle.

Pettersen lurking ominously at Killeen Castle

Scotland’s Carly Booth is just two strokes behind compatriot Catriona Matthew in the Ladies irish Open at Killeen Castle. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieNorwegian world No 6 Suzann Pettersen can make like hell for the leaders as she chases down her third Ladies Irish Open title in five years at Killeen Castle today.

Memories can wait as Matthew sets pace

Leona Maguire in action on the opening day of the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieWhile it’s said that the key to happiness is a bad memory several member of the European side that recorded that sensational Solheim Cup victory over the United States last September might beg to differ.

Europe extends Solheim Cup lead

Azahara Muñoz holes out ont he 18th to give Europe a crucial half in the final foursomes. Picture by Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieSpanish rookie Azahara Muñoz holed a crucial par putt on the 18th to help Europe extend its lead over the over the United States to 7-5 in the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle today.

Americans Cristie Kerr and Paul Creamer went one up on Muñoz and Scot Catriona Matthew in the final match of the morning foursomes when Kerr birdied the 17th from six feet.

But the American bunkered her approach to the last and couldn’t save par from 12 feet, allowing the Europeans to halve the match with a winning par four and double the home side’s overnight lead to two points.