2015 Solheim Cup: Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

This was the 14th time the Solheim Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 9, Europe 5.

Final score: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5

Dates played: September 18-20, 2015

Location: Golf Club St. Leon-Rot (St.Leon Course) in St. Leon-Rot, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Team captains: Juli Inkster (USA) and Carin Koch (EUR)

Team rosters:

  • USA — Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Gerina Piller, Alison Lee, Lizette Salas, Brittany Lang, Paula Creamer.
  • Europe — Suzann Pettersen, Gwladys Nocera, Charley Hull, Melissa Reid, Anna Nordqvist, Azahara Munoz, Sandra Gal, Carlota Ciganda, Catriona Matthew, Karine Icher, Caroline Masson, Caroline Hedwall.

Match Notes: This edition of the tournament produced both the closest final score to this point, and the biggest comeback to this point. The United States trailed 10-6 before dominating Sunday singles to win by one point.

It also produced controversy. In a Day 2 four-ball match, with the match all square on the 17th green, USA's Alison Lee picked up an 18-inch putt, rather than hole it out, assuming the putt had been conceded. Europe's Suzann Pettersen called Lee on it, saying the putt had not been conceded. The resulting penalty to Lee gave Pettersen/Hull the hole, and they went on to win the match. There was a great gnashing of teeth among golf fans and media, most of it directed at Pettersen. It was Lee whose mistake led to the controversy, but Pettersen suffered many accusations of being unsportsmanlike and offered an apology the following day.

On the final day in singles, Pettersen and Hull both lost, while Lee won. The United States needed 8.5 of the 12 points available in singles to pull off the comeback victory, and that is exactly what they got.

2015 Solheim Cup Match Scores

Day 1 Results


  • Morgan Pressel-Paula Creamer (USA) def. Anna Nordqvist-Suzann Pettersen (EUR), 3 and 2
  • Charley Hull-Melissa Reid (EUR) def. Michelle Wie-Brittany Lincicome (USA), 2 and 1
  • Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (USA) def. Karine Icher-Azahara Munoz (EUR), 2 and 1
  • Sandra Gal-Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis-Lizette Salas (USA), 3 and 2

Score after first session: USA 2, Europe 2


  • Anna Nordqvist-Caroline Hedwall (EUR) def. Morgan Pressel-Paula Creamer (USA), 4 and 3
  • Charley Hull-Gwladys Nocera (EUR) def. Alison Lee-Angela Stanford (USA), 3 and 2
  • Cristie Kerr-Lexi Thompson (USA) vs. Melissa Reid-Carlotta Ciganda (EUR), halved
  • Gerina Piller-Brittany Lang (USA) vs. Caroline Masson-Sandra Gal (EUR), halved

Score of second session: Europe 3, USA 1
Overall score after Day 1: Europe 5, USA 3

Day 2 Results


  • Melissa Reid-Carlota Ciganda (EUR) def. Alison Lee-Michelle Wie (USA), 4 and 3
  • Charley Hull-Suzann Pettersen (EUR) def. Paula Creamer-Morgan Pressel (USA), 1-up
  • Sandra Gal-Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Angela Stanford-Brittany Lincicome (USA), 1-up
  • Stacy Lewis-Gerina Piller (USA) def. Anna Nordqvist-Caroline Hedwall (EUR), 5 and 4

Score of first session: Europe 3, USA 1


  • Lexi Thompson-Cristie Kerr (USA) def. Azahara Munoz-Carlota Ciganda (EUR), 3 and 2
  • Stacy Lewis-Gerina Puller (USA) def. Caroline Masson-Caroline Hedwall (EUR), 1-up
  • Karine Icher-Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Lizette Salas-Brittany Lang (USA), 2 and 1
  • Suzann Pettersen-Charley Hull (EUR) def. Alison Lee-Brittany Lincicome (USA), 2-up

Score of second session: USA 2, Europe 2
Overall score after Day 2: Europe 10, USA 6

Day 3 Results


  • Lexi Thompson (USA) vs. Carlota Ciganda (EUR), halved
  • Morgan Pressel (USA) def. Catriona Matthew (EUR), 1-up
  • Karine Icher (EUR) def. Brittany Lincicome (USA), 3 and 2
  • Melissa Reid (EUR) def. Brittany Lang (USA), 2 and 1
  • Alison Lee (USA) def. Gwladys Nocera (EUR), 3 and 1
  • Gerina Piller (USA) def. Caroline Masson (EUR), 1-up
  • Anna Nordqvist (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis (USA), 2 and 1
  • Lizette Salas (USA) def. Azahara Munoz (EUR), 3 and 1
  • Angela Stanford (USA) def. Suzann Pettersen (EUR), 2 and 1
  • Cristie Kerr (USA) def. Charley Hull (EUR), 3 and 2
  • Michelle Wie (USA) def. Caroline Hedwall (EUR), 6 and 4
  • Paula Creamer (USA) def. Sandra Gal (EUR), 4 and 3

Score of singles session: USA 8.5, Europe 3.5
Overall and final score: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5

Player Records at the 2015 Solheim Cup

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

Team USA
Paula Creamer, 2-2-0
Cristie Kerr, 3-0-1
Brittany Lang, 0-2-1
Alison Lee, 1-3-0
Stacy Lewis, 2-2-0
Brittany Lincicome, 0-4-0
Gerina Piller, 3-0-1
Morgan Pressel, 2-2-0
Lizette Salas, 1-2-0
Angela Stanford, 1-2-0
Lexi Thompson, 2-0-2
Michelle Wie, 1-2-0

Team Europe
Carlota Ciganda, 1-1-2
Sandra Gal, 2-1-1
Caroline Hedwall, 1-3-0
Charley Hull, 4-1-0
Karine Icher, 2-1-0
Caroline Masson, 0-2-1
Catriona Matthew, 3-1-0
Azahara Munoz, 0-3-0
Gwladys Nocera, 1-1-0
Anna Nordqvist, 2-2-0
Suzann Pettersen, 2-2-0
Melissa Reid, 3-0-1

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