Suzann Pettersen

Round up: Hoey OK, Meadow and Power KO; Kilkenny stop Carton House in Fred Daly

European Tour - Michael Hoey beat Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg 5 and 4 to reach the last 16 of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links.

Round up: Hoey OK, Meadow and Power KO; Kilkenny stop Carton House in Fred Daly

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.

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.

Pettersen's Olympic passion: "You put money and rankings aside"

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen can’t wait to compete for the love of the game in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Pushing your luck is never a good idea but Suzann Pettersen loves a challenge and she’s determined to successfully defend the €350,000 Ladies Irish Open title at Killeen Castle over the next three days.

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.

How Nicholas made Pettersen a Solheim Cup rock

Alison Nicholas raises the Solheim Cup in triumph. Picture, Jenny Matthews www.golffile.ieTough talk from skipper Alison Nicholas helped Suzann Pettersen become Europe’s inspirational match-winner and undisputed leader in September’s Solheim Cup victory at Killeen Castle.

Europe's late surge wins Solheim Cup

Europe celebrates its Solheim Cup victory. Jenny Matthews www.golffile.ieSuper rookies Caroline Hedwall and Azahara Muñoz built on a brilliant comeback by Suzann Pettersen to snatch the Solheim Cup for Europe.

No-one wants Solheim Cup format change

World No 2 Suzann Pettersen wants tradition maintained in the biennial clash between Europe and the USA. Picture: Jenny Matthews www.golffile.ieSweden’s Annika Sorenstam believes that a European Solheim Cup victory in Ireland this week will kill off talk that the biennial matchplay event is becoming too one-sided.

The United States leads the series 8-3 and will be seeking its fourth successive victory when the three-day match begins on Friday at the Jack Nicklaus designed Killeen Castle course in County Meath, 25 miles north-west of Dublin.

Ten-time major winner Sorenstam, who is one of Europe captain Alison Nicholas’ non-playing assistants this week, does not want to see the event’s format changed to see the United States taking on an International team.

Pettersen romps to six shot Ladies Irish Open win

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen fired an stunning final round 64 to romp to a six stroke win at the Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland at Killeen Castle.

The world No 3 finished ahead of Spain’s Azahara Munoz on 18 under par as she followed her course record 63 on Saturday and eight under par closing effort.

Maguire twins shine at Killeen Castle

Sixteen year old amateurs Lisa and Leona Maguire made the cut with ease as Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shot a course record 63 to grab a share of the lead entering the final round of the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle.