2002 Solheim Cup

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2002 Solheim Cup
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Dates   September 20–22, 2002
Venue   Interlachen Country Club
Location   Edina, Minnesota
Captains   Patty Sheehan (USA)
Dale Reid (Europe)
United States   15½    12½   Europe
United States wins the Solheim Cup

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The 7th Solheim Cup Match was held between September 20 and September 22, 2002 at Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minnesota, USA. Team USA won the trophy for the fifth time by a score of 15½ to 12½ points. Rosie Jones gained the winning point in her victory over Karine Icher.

Teams[edit]

The European team was supposed to be made up of seven automatic qualifiers and five wild card picks but there was a tie for seventh position so there were eight automatic qualifiers and only four picks from Captain Dale Reid.[1] The US team consisted of 10 automatic qualifiers and two picks from Captain Patty Sheehan.[2]

Format[edit]

The match format was slightly changed from 2000. A total of 28 points were available, divided among four periods of team play, followed by one period of singles play. The first period, on Friday morning, was four rounds of foursomes. This was followed in the afternoon by four rounds of fourballs. This schedule was repeated on the Saturday morning and afternoon. The four periods on Friday and Saturday accounted for 16 points. During these team periods, the players played in teams of two. All players had to play in at least one session of the first two days. The final 12 points were decided in a round of singles matchplay, in which all 24 players (12 from each team) took part.

Day one[edit]

Friday, September 20, 2002

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Davies/Martí Europe 2 up Inkster/Diaz
Tinning/Carriedo United States 1 up Daniel/Ward
Alfredsson/Pettersen Europe 4 & 2 Robbins/Hurst
Sörenstam/Koch Europe 3 & 2 Mallon/Kuehne
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Afternoon fourball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Davies/Martí United States 1 up Jones/Kerr
Gustafson/Icher United States 4 & 3 Diaz/Klein
Sörenstam/Hjorth United States 2 & 1 Redman/Mallon
McKay/Koch Europe 3 & 2 Inkster/Kuehne
1 Session 3
4 Overall 4

Day two[edit]

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Sörenstam/Koch Europe 4 & 3 Redman/Kerr
McKay/Tinning United States 3 & 2 Klein/Ward
Davies/Martí United States 2 & 1 Mallon/Inkster
Alfredsson/Pettersen United States 3 & 1 Diaz/Robbins
1 Session 3
5 Overall 7

Afternoon fourball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Sörenstam/Koch Europe 4 & 3 Daniel/Ward
Hjorth/Tinning Europe 1 up Kuehne/Hurst
Icher/Carriedo Europe 1 up Kerr/Jones
Davies/Gustafson Europe 1 up Robbins/Klein
4 Session 0
9 Overall 7

Day three[edit]

Sunday, September 22, 2002

Singles[edit]

Europe Results United States
Raquel Carriedo United States 4 & 3 Juli Inkster
Paula Martí United States 5 & 3 Laura Diaz
Helen Alfredsson United States 2 & 1 Emilee Klein
Iben Tinning Europe 3 & 2 Kelli Kuehne
Suzann Pettersen halved Michele Redman
Annika Sörenstam halved Wendy Ward
Maria Hjorth United States 5 & 3 Kelly Robbins
Sophie Gustafson Europe 3 & 2 Cristie Kerr
Laura Davies United States 3 & 2 Meg Mallon
Mhairi McKay United States 3 & 2 Pat Hurst
Carin Koch halved Beth Daniel
Karine Icher United States 3 & 2 Rosie Jones
Session
12½ Overall 15½

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "A Glimpse at the European Solheim Cup Team". The Golf Channel. 2002-09-17. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 
  2. ^ "A Glimpse at the U.S. Solheim Cup Team". The Golf Channel. 2002-09-16. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°54′56″N 93°22′50″W / 44.9155°N 93.3805°W / 44.9155; -93.3805