Emily Pedersen of Team Europe made a hole-in-one on the first day of the Solheim Cup. However, that was not enough to stop Team USA. Thus, they have a 5-3 lead heading into the tournament’s second day.
According to sports betting reports, Team USA jumped to an early 4-0 lead. They swept their opponent in the morning foursomes.
Team USA won the morning foursomes session for the first time in Solheim Cup history with a perfect 4-0 score. However, Europe returned in the afternoon fourballs session to cut the lead to two points.
Team USA Leads Day 1 of the Solheim Cup
People betting on F1 races and golf events enjoyed the fourball match between Pedersen and Maja Stark versus Allisen Corpuz and Jennifer Kupcho. Also, an ace by Pedersen at Finca Cortesin’s par-3 12th hole sealed the tie.
On the 18th hole, the European team of Georgia Hall and Leona Maguire defeated the American team of Lexi Thompson and Lilia Vu. In addition, Maguire had a beautiful chip in to complete the match.
Even though many noteworthy shots were made today, Pedersen’s hole-in-one (just the second in Solheim Cup history) stood out.
With loud whoops and applause from the ecstatic audience, the ball rolled down the bank to the left of the green and dropped into the cup. According to bookie pay per head sources, her rival Corpuz gave her a high five out of admiration. After a rough morning, the remainder of the fourballs in the afternoon were just the medicine Team Europe needed.
The Europeans will take heart from the roar of their home audience. Also, Suzann Pettersen’s team begins its pursuit of a record-breaking third straight triumph on Saturday.