Europe set sights on maintaining Solheim Cup lead on final day singles


urope will begin a final-day quest for only a second Solheim Cup win on American soil with Anna Nordqvist taking on Lexi Thompson.

The opening singles match-up is a repeat of the pair’s stunning duel at the event in 2017 as the visitors bid to maintain their advantage and seal the five points needed to retain the cup.

Other stand-out match-ups see Leona Maguire and Jennifer Kupcho, who have been unbeaten in this year’s cup to date, go head to head while former Open champion Georgia Hall is up against the form player in women’s golf in Nelly Korda.

And European captain Catriona Matthew, who sealed the win as a player the only previous time the continent beat the US on their home turf, said: “We feel as though we’ve got 12 strong players so it was difficult how we were going to put them out. But hopefully we’ve picked a winning order.

“We wanted to come in and win the Solheim Cup. That’s what we’ve been gearing up for the last two years and the last two days of play, and that’s what we’re going to be going out there tomorrow to do.”

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