Laura Davies

Reid flying high again after Turkish Airlines win

England's Melissa Reid raced to a wire-to-wire win in the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open — her first win for three years — and insisted, "This is only the beginning."

Reid flying high again after Turkish Airlines win

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.

Popular Pettersen to defend Ladies Irish Open

Suzann Pettersen celebrating Europe’s Solheim Cup win last year. Picture Jenny Matthews www.golffile.ieNorway’s Suzann Pettersen will return to the scene of her Solheim Cup winning heroics when she defends her Ladies Irish Open title at Killeen Castle next month.

US with momentum for Solheim Cup singles

Ryann O’Toole celebrates. Photo by Jenny Matthews www.golffile.ieThe United States staged a dramatic rally to win the afternoon fourball session 3-1 and tie 8-8 with Europe ahead of Sunday’s singles series in the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle.

Europe won the morning foursomes 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 to extend its lead to 7-5 over the Americans in the biennial match play competition.

Veteran Laura Davies then became the all-time Solheim Cup points record points scorer when she teamed up with Melissa Reid to beat Americans Brittany Lang and Michelle Wie 4 and 3 and put Europe 8-5 in front.

But the Americans stormed back to win the last three matches and leave the sides tied going into the 12 singles for the second match in succession and the third time in the event’s history.  

Irish struggle in Women's Australian Open

Laura Davies at Portmarnock Links last year.Defending champion Laura Davies opened her title defence with a five-under par 68 in the Handa Women’s Australian Open at Commonwealth Golf Club.