AMERICAN Cristie Kerr made history as the United States retained a three-point lead at the Solheim Cup when they split the morning foursomes matches against Europe on day two in Iowa on Saturday.
The American duo of Kerr and Lexi Thompson got the U.S. off to a winning start on Saturday morning, thrashing Carolina Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff 5&3, with Europe winning only one hole.
In the process, the 39-year-old Kerr passed American captain Juli Inkster for the most points in U.S. Solheim Cup history with 18. Kerr also now has the most match wins in American history with 16.
“She putted amazing today, walked in so many putts,” Thompson said of her partner Kerr. “I just gave her the opportunities and she was just rolling the ball.”
She putted amazing today, walked in so many putts
Creamer also reached a milestone, passing Inkster as the all-time American points winner in foursomes matches with 8.5 points.
With the Cup slipping away, Europe grabbed a lifeline by winning the final two matches, both by 2&1 margins.
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Heading into the afternoon matches, there were still 16 points up for grabs – four in the fourballs and then 12 in Sunday’s singles matches.