Solheim Cup 2013 Results: Updated Points and Standings as Late Matches Unfold

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIAugust 17, 2013

The Americans weathered an early blitz from Team Europe to inch closer in the Solheim Cup standings.
The Americans weathered an early blitz from Team Europe to inch closer in the Solheim Cup standings.David Cannon/Getty Images

After Team Europe seized a 5-3 points lead on the first day of the Solheim Cup, the Americans battled back on their home turf in Saturday morning's matches, closing the gap in the standings to one.

Europe still leads 6.5 to 5.5 as the late four-ball matches progress, but Team USA applied the pressure in the early going on Day 2 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.

The highlight of the morning came from Anna Nordqvist, whose hole-in-one won the Europeans their only match of the foursome session. Nordqvist and teammate Caroline Hedwall defeated Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda.

It capped off a fantastic rally by the pair, who won three of six holes after trailing Pressel and Korda one down through 13 holes.

Golf Channel's Randall Mell outlined the historical significance of Nordqvist's ace, which is thought to be the first in Solheim Cup history:

It's hard to fault Pressel and Korda for going down like that, but thankfully their compatriots were there to pick up the slack.

Solheim Cup stalwart Paula Creamer nearly suffered her second loss of the event, nearly blowing a four-up lead through 10 holes alongside superstar Stacy Lewis. However, the Europeans made a mess at the 18th hole with a double bogey, allowing Creamer and Lewis to walk away with a one-up triumph and a much-needed point.

Things would have been tied up for Team USA if not for a late push by Catriona Matthew and Caroline Masson, who took the last two holes from Lizette Salas and Brittany Lincicome to steal a half.

Captain's pick Michelle Wie continued her impressive form thus far with her second point in as many matches alongside Brittany Lang. They bested Suzann Pettersen and Beatriz Recari on Nos. 10 through 12 to evaporate the latter tandem's two-up lead entering the back nine, ultimately winning two and one.

Wie is a former prodigy who hasn't quite panned out to date, but she's relishing the moment on this big stage:

As of 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, the Europeans led every match—including one involving the pair of Wie and Korda. As noted on Golf Channel's broadcast, no team has ever come from more than two points behind in singles play to win the Solheim Cup.

If the past is any indication, it appears the Americans will have to mount another comeback as Saturday evening winds down to position themselves to take back the cup this year.

Note: Statistics and match information are courtesy of