2002 Solheim Cup Results

This was the seventh time the Solheim Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 5, Europe 2.

Final Score: USA 15.5, Europe 12.5

Dates Played: September 20-22, 2002

Location: Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota

Team Captains: Dale Reid (EUR) and Patty Sheenan (USA)

Team Rosters: Europe — Annika Sorenstam, Raquel Carriedo, Karine Icher, Paula Marti, Sophie Gustafson, Suzann Pettersen, Iben Tinning, Maria Hjorth, Laura Davies, Helen Alfredsson, Carin Koch, Mhairi McKay. USA — Juli Inkster, Laura Diaz, Rosie Jones, Michele Redman, Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon, Beth Daniel, Wendy Ward, Emilee Klein, Kelli Kuehne, Kelly Robbins, Pat Hurst.

Notes: Europe led 9-7 heading into singles play but the USA dominated the singles matches. ... Meg Mallon, Laura Diaz and Emilee Klein each won three matches for the American side.

Day One Results


  • Laura Davies/Paula Marti (EUR) defeated Juli Inkster/Laura Diaz (USA), 2 up
  • Beth Daniel/Wendy Ward (USA) defeated Iben Tinning/Raquel Carriedo (EUR), 1 up
  • Helen Alfredsson/Suzann Pettersen (EUR) defeated Kelly Robbins/Pat Hurst (USA), 4&2
  • Annika Sorenstam/Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Meg Mallon/Kelli Kuehne (USA) 3&2

Score of first session: Europe 3, USA 1


  • Rosie Jones/Cristie Kerr (USA) defeated Laura Davies/Paula Marti (EUR), 1 up
  • Laura Diaz/Emilee Klein (USA) defeated Sophie Gustafson/Karine Icher (EUR), 4&3
  • Michele Redman/Meg Mallon (USA) defeated Annika Sorenstam/Maria Hjorth (EUR), 2&1
  • Mhairi McKay/Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Juli Inkster/Kelli Kuehne (USA), 3&2

Score of second session: USA 3, Europe 1
Overall score after Day 1: USA 4, Europe 4

Day Two Results


  • Annika Sorenstam/Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Cristie Kerr/Michele Redman (USA), 4&3
  • Emilee Klein/Wendy Ward (USA) defeated Iben Tinning/Mhairi McKay (EUR), 3&2
  • Meg Mallon/Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Paula Marti/Laura Davies (EUR), 2&1
  • Laura Diaz/Kelly Robbins (USA) defeated Helen Alfredsson/Suzann Pettersen (EUR), 3&1

Score of first session: USA 3, Europe 1


  • Annika Sorenstam/Carin Koch (EUR) defeated Beth Daniel/Wendy Ward (USA), 4&3
  • Maria Hjorth/Iben Tinning (EUR) defeated Pat Hurst/Kelli Kuehne (USA), 1 up
  • Karine Icher/Raquel Carriedo (EUR) defeated Rosie Jones/Cristie Kerr (USA), 1 up
  • Laura Davies/Sophie Gustafson (EUR) defeated Kelly Robbins/Emilee Klein (USA), 1 up

Score of second session: Europe 4, USA 0
Overall score after Day 2: Europe 9, USA 7

Day Three Results


  • Juli Inkster (USA) defeated Raquel Carriedo (EUR), 4&3
  • Laura Diaz (USA) defeated Paula Marti (EUR), 5&3
  • Emilee Klein (USA) defeated Helen Alfredsson (EUR), 2&1
  • Iben Tinning (EUR) defeated Kelli Kuehne (USA), 3&2
  • Michele Redman (USA) halved with Suzann Pettersen (EUR)
  • Wendy Ward (USA) halved with Annika Sorenstam (EUR)
  • Kelly Robbins (USA) defeated Maria Hjorth (EUR), 5&3
  • Sophie Gustafson (EUR) defeated Cristie Kerr (USA), 3&2
  • Meg Mallon (USA) defeated Laura Davies (EUR), 3&2
  • Pat Hurst (USA) defeated Mhairi McKay (EUR), 3&2
  • Beth Daniel (USA) halved with Carin Koch (EUR)
  • Rosie Jones (USA) defeated Karine Icher (EUR), 3&2

Score of singles session: USA 8.5, Europe 3.5
Overall and final score: USA 15.5, Europe 12.5

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