SUGAR GROVE, Ill.-- In typical Solheim weather (remarkably chilly for August in Illinois) and to the tunes of the typical Solheim first-tee cheer (lots of singing and "U-S-A" chanting), the four first matches of the 2009 Solheim Cup set off from the first tee at Rich Harvest Farms. The crowds around the first hole are eight deep, and the home team, naturally, are getting all the love.
Four holes in, the scores are as follows:
MATCH NO. 1
Suzann Pettersen and Sophie Gustafsson (Eur.) vs. Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr (U.S.A.): All Square
MATCH NO. 2
Helen Alfredsson and Tania Elosegui (Eur.) vs. Angela Stanford and Juli Inkster (U.S.A.): A/S
MATCH NO. 3
Brittany Lang and Brittany Linciome (U.S.A.) lead Becky Brewerton and Laura Davies (Eur.) 1-up.
MATCH NO. 4
Catriona Matthew and Maria Hjorth (Eur.) vs. Morgan Pressel and Michelle Wie (U.S.A.): A/S