Cristie Kerr

Jones has no regrets over management of Kerr injury

Cristie Kerr could not compete on Sunday because of injury. Europe was awarded the point. Picture by Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieUnited States captain Rosie Jones said she had no regrets about playing Cristie Kerr in the first four sessions after the US player was forced to withdraw injured from Sunday’s Solheim Cup singles.

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.