2009 Solheim Cup Results

This was the 11th time the Solheim Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history were eight wins for Team USA 8, three wins for Team Europe.

Final Score: United States 16, Europe 12

Dates Played: August 21-23, 2009

Location: Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois

Team Captains: Alison Nicholas for Team Europe and Beth Daniel for Team USA

Team Rosters:

  • Europe — Gwladys Nocera, Tania Elosegui, Diana Luna, Laura Davies, Sophie Gustafson, Suzann Pettersen, Helen Alfredsson, Catriona Matthew, Maria Hjorth, Becky Brewerton, Anna Nordqvist, Janice Moodie
  • United States — Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Kristy McPherson, Nicole Castrale, Christina Kim, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie, Juli Inkster
Match Notes: The teams were tied at 8-8 entering the final day of play, singles match play. But the U.S. side earned points in each of the first five singles matches out of the gate, and wrapped up the Cup when Morgan Pressel defeated Anna Nordqvist in Game 11.

Team USA had an 8-4 edge in singles, producing the final 4-point margin of victory. And that win kept Team USA unbeaten in the Solheim Cup when playing on home turf. It was the third consecutive win for the Americans.

Two players in the 2009 Solheim Cup earned 3.5 points for her side. Gwladys Nocera went 3-0-1 for Europe. And Michelle Wie, and LPGA rookie and a captain's pick, was 3-0-1 for the USA.

2009 Solheim Cup Match Scores

Day One


  • Paula Creamer/Cristie Kerr (USA) def Suzann Pettersen/Sophie Gustafson (EUR), 1 up
  • Helen Alfredsson/Tania Elosegui (EUR) def. Angela Stanford/Juli Inkster (USA), 1 up
  • Brittany Lang/Brittany Lincicome (USA) def. Laura Davies/Becky Brewerton (EUR), 5&4
  • Catriona Matthew/Maria Hjorth (EUR) halved with Morgan Pressel/Michelle Wie (USA)

Score of first session: USA 2.5, Europe 1.5


  • Christina Kim/Natalie Gulbis (USA) def. Suzann Pettersen/Sophie Gustafson (EUR), 4&2
  • Becky Brewerton/Gwladys Nocera (EUR) def. Angela Stanford/Nicole Castrale (USA), 3&1
  • Maria Hjorth/Anna Nordqvist (EUR) def. Kristy McPherson/Brittany Lincicome (USA), 3&2
  • Paula Creamer/Juli Inkster (USA) def. Catriona Matthew/Janice Moodie (EUR), 2&1

Score of second session: USA 2, Europe 2
Overall score after Day 1: USA 4.5, Europe 3.5

Day Two


  • Christina Kim/Michelle Wie (USA) def. Helen Alfredsson/Tania Elosegui (EUR), 5&4
  • Diana Luna/Catriona Matthew (EUR) halved with Brittany Lang/Angela Stanford (USA)
  • Anna Nordqvist/Suzann Pettersen (EUR) def. Nicole Castrale/Cristie Kerr (USA), 1 up
  • Maria Hjorth/Gwladys Nocera (EUR) def. Brittany Lincicome/Kristy McPherson (USA), 1 up

Score of first session: Europe 2.5, USA 1.5


  • Sophie Gustafson/Janice Moodie (EUR) def. Paula Creamer/Juli Inkster (USA), 4&3
  • Kristy McPherson/Morgan Pressel (USA) def. Helen Alfredsson/Suzann Pettersen (EUR), 2 up
  • Becky Brewerton/Gwladys Nocera (EUR) def. Natalie Gulbis/Christina Kim (USA), 5&4
  • Cristie Kerr/Michelle Wie (USA) def. Maria Hjorth/Anna Nordqvist (EUR), 1 up

Score of second session: USA 2, Europe 2
Overall score after Day 2: USA 8, Europe 8

Day Three


  • Paula Creamer (USA) def. Suzann Pettersen (EUR), 3&2
  • Angela Stanford (USA) def. Becky Brewerton (EUR), 5&4
  • Michelle Wie (USA) def. Helen Alfredsson (EUR), 1 up
  • Brittany Lang (USA) halved with Laura Davies (EUR)
  • Juli Inkster (USA) halved with Gwladys Nocera (EUR)
  • Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Kristy McPherson (USA), 3&2
  • Brittany Lincicome (USA) def. Sophie Gustafson (EUR), 3&2
  • Diana Luna (EUR) def. Nicole Castrale (USA), 3&2
  • Christina Kim (USA) def. Tania Elosegui (EUR), 2 up
  • Cristie Kerr (USA) halved with Maria Hjorth (EUR)
  • Morgan Pressel (USA) def. Anna Nordqvist (EUR), 3&2
  • Natalie Gulbis (USA) halved with Janice Moodie (EUR)

Score of singles session: USA 8, Europe 4
Overall and final score: USA 16, Europe 12

Player Records at the 2009 Solheim Cup

Players' records are listed as wins-losses-halves.

Team Europe
Helen Alfredsson, 1-3-0
Becky Brewerton, 2-2-0
Laura Davies, 0-1-1
Tania Elosegui, 1-2-0
Sophie Gustafson, 1-3-0
Maria Hjorth, 2-1-2
Diana Luna, 1-0-1
Catriona Matthew, 1-1-2
Janice Moodie, 1-1-1
Gwladys Nocera, 3-0-1
Anna Nordqvist, 2-2-0
Suzann Pettersen, 1-4-0

Team USA
Nicole Castrale, 0-3-0
Paula Creamer, 3-1-0
Natalie Gulbis, 1-1-1
Juli Inkster, 1-2-1
Cristie Kerr, 2-1-1
Christina Kim, 3-1-0
Brittany Lang, 1-0-2
Brittany Lincicome, 2-2-0
Kristy McPherson, 1-3-0
Morgan Pressel, 2-0-1
Angela Stanford, 1-2-1
Michelle Wie, 3-0-1

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