Hedwall, Hull help Europeans retain Solheim Cup

11:57 PM, Aug 18, 2013   |    comments
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Parker, CO (Sports Network) - Caroline Hedwall closed out the first unbeaten week in event history and Charley Hull scored a huge early win Sunday as the Europeans easily retained the Solheim Cup.

Hedwall earned a hard-fought 1-up win over Michelle Wie to give the Europeans enough points to retain the Cup. Hedwall became the first player in event history to go 5-0.

Catriona Matthew halved her match with Gerina Piller to officially clinch the Cup for the Europeans.

Hull trounced Paula Creamer, 5 & 4, to give the Europeans an early boost.

After Anna Nordqvist and Stacy Lewis halved the first match, Carlota Ciganda closed out a 4 & 2 win over Morgan Pressel.

Brittany Lang fended off Azahara Munoz for a 2 & 1 decision to give the Americans a glimmer of hope, but Hedwall held off Wie and Matthew earned a halve to close out the Americans.

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