2017 Solheim Cup: Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

This was the 15th time the Solheim Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 10, Europe 5.

Final score: USA 16.5, Europe 11.5

Dates played: August 18-20, 2017

Location: Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa

Team captains: Annika Sorenstam (EUR) and Juli Inkster (USA)

Team rosters:

  • Europe — Georgia Hall, Florentyna Parker, Mel Reid, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Carlota Ciganda, Catriona Matthew, Charley Hull, Karine Icher, Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Masson, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Madelene Sagstrom.
  • USA — Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Danielle Kang, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome, Lizette Salas, Angel Yin, Austin Ernst.

Match Notes: Europe won the first session of the tournament, but the United States claimed nine of the next 12 points to produce the final 5-point margin of victory.

Cristie Kerr became Team USA's all-time leading Solheim Cup points-earner, going 3-0-1 here and increasing her lifetime points to 21. Juli Inkster, Team USA captain here, had been the previous recordholder with 18.5 points. Kerr and partner Lexi Thompson set the tone in the tournament's Day 1 opening match. Down two with two holes to play against Mel Reid/Charley Hull, Kerr/Thompson won the last two holes to salvage a half-point.

Team USA began to pull away in the afternoon session of Day 1, going 4-for-4 in the fourballs. It was the first time in Solheim Cup history the American team swept a session. That gave the U.S. a 3-point lead that Europe was unable to cut into.

For Team Europe, Catriona Matthew was originally named as a non-playing vice captain. But when Suzann Pettersen withdrew due to a back injury, Matthew stepped into the playing lineup and went 3-1-0. At a week shy of her 48th birthday, Matthew became the oldest Team Europe Solheim Cup player to this point.

2017 Solheim Cup Match Scores

Day 1 Results


  • Mel Reid/Charley Hull (EUR) halved Lexi Thompson/Cristie Kerr (USA)
  • Danielle Kang/Lizette Salas (USA) def. Carlota Ciganda/Caroline Masson (EUR), 1-up
  • Anna Nordqvist/Georgia Hall (EUR) def. Paula Creamer/Austin Ernst (USA), 3 and 1
  • Karine Icher/Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis/Gerina Piller (USA), 1-up

Score after first session: Europe 2.5, USA 1.5


  • Michelle Wie/Danielle Kang (USA) def. Madelene Sagstrom/Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR), 3 and 1
  • Angel Yin/Lizette Salas (USA) def. Carlota Ciganda/Emily Kristine Pedersen (EUR), 6 and 5
  • Brittany Lincicome/Brittany Lang (USA) def. Florentyna Parker/Caroline Masson (EUR), 3 and 2
  • Stacy Lewis/Gerina Piller (USA) def. Charley Hull/Georgia Hall (EUR), 2 and 1

Score of second session: USA 4, Europe 0
Overall score after Day 1: USA 5.5, Europe 2.5

Day 2 Results


  • Cristie Kerr/Lexi Thompson (USA) def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff/Caroline Masson (EUR), 5 and 3
  • Paula Creamer/Austin Ernst (USA) def. Mel Reid/Emily Kristine Pedersen (EUR), 5 and 3
  • Anna Nordqvist/Georgia Hall (EUR), def. Stacy Lewis/Gerina Piller (USA), 2 and 1
  • Catriona Matthew/Karine Icher (EUR), def. Michelle Wie/Danielle Kang (USA), 2 and 1

Score of first session: Europe 2, USA 2


  • Brittany Lang/Brittany Lincicome (USA) def. Mel Reid/Carlota Ciganda (EUR), 2-up
  • Anna Nordqvist/Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR), def. Lizette Salas/Angel Yin (USA), 4 and 2
  • Paula Creamer/Austin Ernst (USA) def. Karine Icher/Madelene Sagstrom (EUR), 2 and 1
  • Cristie Kerr/Lexi Thompson (USA) def. Catriona Matthew/Georgia Hall (EUR), 4 and 2

Score of second session: USA 3, Europe 1
Overall score after Day 2: USA 10.5, Europe 5.5

Day 3 Results


  • Anna Nordqvist (EUR) halved with Lexi Thompson (USA)
  • Paula Creamer (USA) def. Georgia Hall (EUR), 1-up
  • Cristie Kerr (USA) def. Mel Reid (EUR), 2 and 1
  • Catriona Matthew (EUR) def. Stacy Lewis (USA), 1-up
  • Karine Icher (EUR) halved with Angel Yin (USA)
  • Caroline Masson (EUR) def. Michelle Wie (USA), 4 and 2
  • Lizette Salas (USA) def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR), 1-up
  • Charley Hull (EUR) def. Brittany Lang (USA), 1-up
  • Carlota Ciganda (EUR) def. Brittany Lincicome (USA), 4 and 3
  • Gerina Piller (USA) def. Florentyna Parker (EUR), 4 and 2
  • Madelene Sagstrom (EUR) def. Austin Ernst (USA), 3 and 2
  • Danielle Kang (USA) def. Emily Kristine Pedersen (EUR), 3 and 2

Score of singles session: Europe 6, USA 6
Overall and final score: USA 16.5, Europe 11.5

Player Records in the 2017 Solheim Cup

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

Team Europe
Georgia Hall, 2-3-0
Florentyna Parker, 0-2-0
Mel Reid, 0-3-1
Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 1-3-0
Carlota Ciganda, 1-3-0
Charley Hull, 1-1-1
Karine Icher, 2-1-1
Catriona Matthew, 3-1-0
Anna Nordqvist, 3-0-1
Caroline Masson, 1-3-0
Emily Kristine Pedersen, 0-3-0
Madelene Sagstrom, 1-2-0

Team USA
Lexi Thompson, 2-0-2
Stacy Lewis, 1-3-0
Gerina Piller, 2-2-0
Cristie Kerr, 3-0-1
Paula Creamer, 3-1-0
Danielle Kang, 3-1-0
Michelle Wie, 1-2-0
Brittany Lang, 2-1-0
Brittany Lincicome, 2-1-0
Lizette Salas, 3-1-0
Angel Yin, 1-1-1
Austin Ernst, 2-2-0

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