Solheim Cup 2013 - Europe win Waterford Crystal trophy for the first time on American soil

For the first time in the history of the Solheim Cup, a European Team has captured the Waterford Crystal Cup on American soil.

Europe won their first Solheim Cup on American soil  at Colorado Golf Club on Sunday August 18th – and unveiled a new golfing superstar in Charley Hull in the process.

 

  • Team Europe’s 8-point win over the Americans marks the largest margin of victory in the history of the Solheim Cup. The previous record margin of victory was seven points, which occurred twice: 1990 when U.S. defeated Europe by a score of 11 ½ to 4 ½ and 2003 when Europe defeated U.S. by a score of 17 ½ to 10 ½
     
  • This marks the fifth time in Solheim Cup history that the team with more rookies on its squad has won the Solheim Cup. It also happened in 1994, 2000, 2007 and 2011.
     
  • The six European rookies posted a combined 12-5-2 record this week compared to a 2-7-4 record from the four American rookies. 
     
  • The European Team becomes the first in Solheim Cup history to win the Cup after also winning Saturday afternoon’s four-ball matches outright. (No Saturday afternoon sessions were played in 1990, 1992, 1994 and 2000)
     
  • Caroline Hedwall becomes the first player in Solheim Cup history to earn five points in a single event.  2013 European assistant captain Carin Koch previously held the record for most points earned in one Solheim Cup with 4 ½ points in 2002.
     
  • After halving her singles match on Sunday, Catriona Matthew’s holds the second most points earned in singles competition with 6 ½. Juli Inkster holds the record for most points scored in singles matches with seven. 
     
  • Five matches were halved during Sunday’s singles play, which is the most in Solheim Cup history.
     
  • The US Team earned only 4 ½ points during Sunday’s singles matches, the third-lowest number of points the team has earned in singles. They tallied 4 points in 2003 and only three points in 1992 which both ended in losses