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Solheim Cup 2011: Team Europe Enjoying Results Over Team USA

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIISeptember 24, 2011

DUNSHAUGHLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 24:  Caroline Hedwall of Europe hits from a bunker on the 8th hole during the afternoon fourballs on day two of the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle Golf Club on September 24, 2011 in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Ireland.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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The European women’s team is enjoying a Saturday morning lead over Team USA at the Solheim Cup.

Team Europe is only three points ahead of the Americans eight to five, but there is still a lot of golf left to be played.

It’s been a very interesting cup so far.

In fact, it’s been a record setting Saturday for the European team, according to the Associated Press via the Miami Herald:

Europe's Laura Davies overtook Annika Sorenstam to become the all-time Solheim Cup record points scorer at Killeen Castle on Saturday.

Playing in her 12th Solheim Cup, the four-time major winner teamed up with Melissa Reid in the final fourball session to beat Americans Brittany Lang and Michelle Wie 4 and 3.

Davies has won 24 1/2 points in 45 matches with 22 wins, 18 losses and five halved matches. Sorenstam won 24 points in 37 matches in eight Solheim Cups.

Juli Inkster is the record points earner for the United States with 18.

The win by Davies and Reid gave Europe an 8-5 lead over the U.S. with three fourball matches still in progress.

DUNSHAUGHLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 23:  Laura Davies of Europe hits an approach during the afternoon fourballs on day one of the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle Golf Club on September 23, 2011 in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Ireland.  (Photo by Ian Walto
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It’s going to be hard for Team USA to make a comeback, especially with the way that Europe is playing led by the record setting Davies.

There is still time left to pull something out though, but Team USA is really going to have to step up and make the most out of every put. They aren’t in position to let anything slip away, so the play from here on out is going to have be to near perfect.

It may not even matter though.

Europe is on a hot streak right now and I’m not sure if the United States is going to be able to cool them down anytime soon.

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