Karine Icher put an emphatic end to a stunning shutout that put Europe on the verge of its first Solheim Cup win in America. Icher rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt from just off the back of the 18th green Saturday afternoon as she and Beatriz Recari hung on for a 1-up win, giving Europe its first sweep of a Solheim Cup session in 11 years.
By winning all the fourballs matches in the afternoon, Europe led 10½- 5½, matching the largest lead in Solheim Cup history. With only the 12 singles matches remaining Sunday in Parker, Colo., Europe only needs to win three matches and halve another to capture the cup away from home for the first time since this event began in 1990. It also would be the first time Europe retained the cup.
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