WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. and Europe split their morning foursomes on Day 2 and the U.S. now leads 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 overall. Here's a recap of the matches so far. Day 2 morning foursomes: U.S. 2, Europe 2 (Overall: U.S. 7 1/2, 4 1/2) MATCH 9: Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (U.S.) def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Caroline Masson (Europe), 5 and 3: Win gave Kerr the most Solheim Cup points in U.S. history surpassing captain Juli Inkster. The difference was U.S. wins on Nos. 8, 9 and 10 to put it out of reach against Europe’s best team. MATCH 10: Paula Creamer-Austin Ernst (U.S.) def. Emily Pedersen-Mel Reid (Europe), 5 and 3: The second consecutive rout for the Americans to step on the Europeans at a
Hunter Mahan started this week needing a solid performance just to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals. But after 36 holes at Sedgefield Country Club, he's eyeing his seventh career PGA Tour victory. Back-to-back rounds of 5-under 65 left him tied for second through Friday's morning wave, two shots behind Henrik Stenson. Mahan entered this week 197th in the FedExCup points standings. Nos. 125 and above advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, while Nos. 126-200 head to the Web finals, where they have the opportunity to retain their PGA Tour cards or earn a Web.com Tour card for the following season. But Mahan was in danger of falling outside the top 200 and entering next year without status on either
One down on the third hole, Paula Creamer made a lengthy birdie putt to give the Americans a chance to pull all square in the third morning foursomes match. Creamer, who is partnered with rookie Austin Ernst, released a fist pump and “C’mon!” Unfazed, Anna Nordqvist rolled in a similar length birdie putt right after Creamer to halve the hole and keep her and Georgia Hall 1 up. Two holes later, with the Euros eyeing eagle at the par-5 fifth, Creamer made another long birdie putt. Europe was unable to make a 3 and its lead remained, 1 up.