Solheim Cup: Singles line-up and our predictions
7.40pm Anna Nordqvist v Stacy Lewis
It is tough coming from a Major win and Lewis has been a long way from her best while Nordqvist has done what she has always done in the Solheim, produce solid and occasionally spectacular golf. On Saturday she closed out her match with the first Solheim hole-in-one.
7.50pm Charley Hull v Paula Creamer
Before the matches Hull said playing Creamer in the singles would be ‘fun’. On the evidence of Saturday she doesn’t get too fazed by anything but it would be asking a huge amount to take down America’s No 1 singles specialist. She couldn’t, could she?
8pm Azahara Munoz v Brittany Lang
This could be a cracker, Munoz keeps churning out the wins while Lang has been one of the hosts’ few stars. Neither will give much away and it could go the distance. There is always one half in the singles so let’s go for it here.
8.10pm Carlota Ciganda v Morgan Pressel
Ciganda began to find her form in the course of Saturday’s win after a nervy opening. Pressel had gone six straight wins before yesterday when she was handed back-to-back defeats. The American is yet to lose a singles in Solheim and should have the edge.
8.20pm Caroline Hedwall v Michelle Wie
Another likely cracker and the chance for the Swede to become the first player to go 5-0. She will have her work cut out but you would imagine Wie will just about make enough mistakes, and not hole enough putts, so expect the remarkable Hedwall to produce the perfect record.
8.30pm Catriona Matthew v Gerina Piller
If America are to pull off something silly then this is the sort of match that they will need to win. Matthew
has been paired with rookies thus far, with her own ball she is a different beast and he singles record is sensational. Expect Piller to go the same way as Creamer at Killeen Castle.
Before the matches Hull said playing Creamer in the singles would be ‘fun’
8.40pm Suzann Pettersen v Lizette Salas
It might be that the talismanic Norwegian clinches the winning point from here. Rested on Saturday afternoon she will come out firing and look to add a third win this week. Salas has impressed in parts but won’t have enough fireworks to handle Pettersen.
8.50pm Giulia Sergas v Jessica Korda
There can be no doubting Neumann’s strategy but it was tough for Sergas to sit out all of Saturday. She will be mustard keen to add something to the scoreboard and her play on Friday offered enough optimism.
Korda though has looked very comfortable (other than being sick on her 1st hole on Friday) and should just about have enough. Want to say a half but..
10pm Caroline Masson v Lexi Thompson
Thompson has played some of the best golf of the week but still remains pointless while Masson has impressed, being unbeaten in three outings.
Given her nature people will still underrate the German and her ability to hole putts, somewhere Thompson has struggled, will give her the edge and cap a superb debut.
10.10pm Jodi Ewart Shadoff v Brittany Lincicome
The English girl was the perfect foil to Hull’s birdie barrage and she will have gained a huge amount of confidence after a slightly shaky first day.
Lincicome is unbeaten but has only played twice. Two very different styles but Ewart-Shadoff will keep up with her and make fewer mistakes.
10.20pm Beatriz Recari v Angela Stanford
The American has lost her last six matches and expect that run to continue. Out-of-form she has looked a distance away from her rock-solid best.
Against her is someone who will continually hit fairways and greens, and then hole her fair share of putts. More blue on the board.
10.30pm Karine Icher v Cristie Kerr
A bit like Creamer Kerr has added less than we imagined and might be bothered by an injury. It hasn’t stopped her getting up the noses of the Europeans and this would prove a hugely popular win for the Frenchwoman, as it did when she beat her opponent on Saturday night. Tricky but pride might play a part here.
Prediction Europe 18 USA 10