Tuesday, August 22, 2017


The Hayston Stag Mixed Open Foursomes Competition will be held on Sunday 17th September. To book a tee time please click on the link below.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Matthews post on Legends Tour

Catriona Matthew went out with a win in her final Solheim Cup appearance on Sunday at Des Moines Golf & Country Club.

The Scot defeated Stacey Lewis 1-up in the Sunday singles to earn one of five full points won for Team Europe, but Team USA retained the Solheim Cup with an overall victory of 16½ to 11½.

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Tee times for Pitlochry women's open tournament on Sunday, August 27.
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Player 1

Player 2

Player 3


Janette Kennedy

Isla Moncrieff


Kathleen Duncan

Jenny Collins


June Pirnie

Hayley Carruthers


Lesley Gray

Jane Burnett


Janet McDonald

Julie Henderson


Anne Mailer

Shiela Bruce


Audrey Smith

Katherine Howarth


Helen Telford

Helen Lang


Cathryn Buckham

Katy Gillies






Eleanor Ballyntine

Lauren Pirie

Kathleen McConnell


Ruth Kennell

Avril Nelson

Gillian Munro


Sal Shepherd

Franices McFadzean

Lesley Duncan


Lesley Baillie

Gill Petrie

Letty Mackinnon


Linda Mailer

Jacky Burnett

Evelyn Maxwell


Laura Walker

Jane Gravel

Pauline Cameron


Elaine Munn

Angela Kettlewell






Kay Fleming

Noirin Blackie

Linda Turner



Alison Walker

Susan Ogg


Margaret Storry

Jackie Nisbet


Susie MacDougall

Hazel Johnston

Vivenne Bell


Karen Will

Caroline Henderson

Laura Campbell



The  Drumpellier Golf Club Mixed Foursomes is being help on Sunday 27th August 2017 from 10:00 am to 3pm
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The United States retained The Solheim Cup with a 16 ½ to 11 ½ victory over Europe at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.
The hosts held a five-point lead going into Sunday and only needed to earn three and a half points from the 12 singles matches, whereas Europe needed nine, but the sides shared the singles matches equally.
Europe came out fighting and Anna Nordqvist went four-up after four holes in the top match, but the world number two Lexi Thompson rallied and was seven-under for eight holes from the 10th.
Thompson made two eagles at the 11th and 13th and then birdied the 16th to take a one-up lead heading into the last, but Nordqvist, who had won all three of her matches despite suffering from a bout of glandular fever, fired a superb 8-iron shot up the last for a conceded birdie putt to halve the match, which will be remembered as one of the best in Solheim Cup history.
Nordqvist said afterwards: “I'm just speechless right now. I played great all day. And the way she turned it around, I mean, I hit it to, what, three feet on 11 and she ends up making for eagle. And hit a great shot into 15, after we tied 14, made a good putt there. Didn't quite expect her to make that putt and mine ended up lipping out, so quality golf from Lexi on the back nine. To be eight-under over seven holes, very impressed.”
Thompson said: “That was the weirdest round of golf I've ever played. Front nine I don't think I was awake. And the back nine I just played lights out. Being 4-down or 3-down going into the back nine, I was just, like, I just have to go all in and go for it all, and that's what I did. I think I shot 6-under total, two-over on my front, and eight-under on my back, so it was just a crazy round.”
There was a European point from the evergreen Catriona Matthew (pictured) who defeated Stacy Lewis 1 up to make it six wins, two losses and one half from her nine career singles matches.
She said later: “This is going to be my last one playing. You know, I was 3-down through 11 and I kind of said to myself this is going to be my last match, so give it my all, and got all the holes in, managed to play all 18, and just squeak it past, so I enjoyed the moment today, but I think it's time for some younger players to take over.”
There was another point for the Europeans when Caroline Masson secured a 4&2 win over Michelle Wie.
"I was really fired up, to be honest. I feel like I played well all week. It just didn't happen to get a point on the board for our team. It was a little frustrating. But I knew I was playing well. I just wanted to, obviously, get out somewhat early and make a little bit of a statement, too. And I think I got off to a hot start. I just putted really well, played pretty solid," Masson said.
But then the momentum swung in America’s favour.
Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer posted victories for the home side, before Angel Yin halved her match against Karine Icher to reach 13 ½ points, effectively sealing the victory, with at least a half point already guaranteed from Lizette Salas.
Jodi Ewart Shadoff won the 17th to keep the match alive, but after her birdie putt on the last slipped past the hole, Salas holed a par putt from five feet to get the winning point for the United States team, taking the score to 14 ½.
Salas said: “This is what I work for all year and today's probably the best golf I've played all year and to do that in front of my home crowd and to wear the red, white and blue is such an honour. The fact that I made the last putt to secure it is un-describable. I'm still shaking, and just glad I got it done for Team USA.”
With tears of joy and draped in the United States flag, the daughter of Mexican immigrants added: “I have the best parents in the world. We're just glad to be here and we're proud Americans, and this is really special.”
With the match over as a contest, Charley Hull completed a victory over Brittany Lang on the 18th and Carlota Ciganda wrapped up a 4&3 victory over Brittany Lincicome. Madelene Sagstrom then earned her first point for the European team with a 3&2 victory over fellow Solheim Cup rookie Austin Ernst.
There were also two more points for the United States when Gerina Piller earned a 4&2 victory over Florentyna Parker and Danielle Kang defeated Emily Kristine Pedersen by 3&1.
Juli Inkster, who became the second United States captain to achieve two victories, after Judy Rankin in 1996 and 1998, said afterwards: “I'm glad we had a lead because Europe came out firing and I knew they would.
“They just came in in good form. They came in ready to play. They knew what this golf course demanded. We had great preparation. We played loose. And we played free. We played for each other.
“I'm sure Europe had a good time, too. But we tried not to make anything too regimented, just let them do their thing. We had some great team-room dinners and had a lot of banter and a lot of ping-pong. But it's amazing. I just can't believe we won.”
After making it 10 wins for the United States from 15 contests, Inkster congratulated Annika Sorenstam and her team for an amazing match in Des Moines.
Sorenstam said: “We just got outplayed, there's no doubt about it. I'm so proud how hard they fought. And it's not easy coming out here on a Sunday with the team so far behind, but I'm proud of them. They're out there fighting every single match, every single point. What can I say? Just congratulate the U.S.A. because they played some awesome golf.
“Sometimes it's not always about the results. I must say that this has been a lot about the journey. I've learned a lot the last 18 months. It's been a pleasure to represent the European Tour. I'm so proud of these young girls, and to get to know them, new friendships, new memories.”
When asked if she would like to continue as Captain, Sorenstam replied: “I want to give someone else the chance to do it. It’s time to move the torch to someone else and we have some great candidates.”
Despite the result, there were 12 happy faces on the European team and the praise for Sorenstam was unanimous as an ‘exceptional captain.’
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Final Results and Pairings

Day One – Friday 18th August

Morning Foursomes Results
Melissa Reid and Charley Hull (EUR) halved with Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson (USA)
Danielle Kang and Lizette Salas (USA) defeated Carlota Ciganda and Caroline Masson (EUR) 1up
Georgia Hall and Anna Nordqvist (EUR) defeated Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst (USA) 3&1
Karine Icher and Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (USA) 1 up
Result Europe 2 ½ USA 1 ½

Afternoon Four Ball Results
Michelle Wie and Danielle Kang (USA) defeated Madelene Sagstrom and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR) 3&1
 Angel Yin and Lizette Salas (USA) defeated Carlota Ciganda and Emily Pedersen (EUR) 6&5
 Brittany Lincicome and Brittany Lang (USA) defeated Florentyna Parker and Caroline Masson (EUR) 3&2
Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (USA) defeated Charley Hull and Georgia Hall (EUR) 2&1

Result Europe 0 USA 4
Cumulative Result Europe 2 ½ USA 5 ½

Day Two – Saturday 19th August

Morning Foursomes Results:
Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson (USA) defeated Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson (EUR) 5&3
 Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst (USA) defeated Mel Reid and Emily Kristine Pedersen (EUR) 5&3
Anna Nordqvist and Georgia Hall (EUR) defeated Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (USA) 2&1
 Catriona Matthew and Karine Icher (EUR) defeated Michelle Wie and Danielle Kang (USA) 2&1
Result Europe 2 USA 2
Cumulative Result Europe 4 ½ USA 7 ½

Afternoon Four Ball Results:
 Brittany Lang and Brittany Lincicome (USA) defeated Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda (EUR) 2 up
Anna Nordqvist and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR) defeated Lizette Salas and Angel Yin (USA) 4&2
Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst (USA) defeated Karine Icher and Madelene Sagstrom (EUR) 2&1
Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson (USA) defeated Catriona Matthew and Georgia Hall (EUR) 4&2

Result: Europe 1 USA 3
Cumulative Result Europe 5 ½ USA 10 ½

Day Three – Sunday 20th August

Sunday Singles Results:
Anna Nordqvist (EUR) halved with Lexi Thompson (USA)
Paula Creamer (USA) defeated Georgia Hall (EUR) 1 up
Cristie Kerr (USA) defeated Mel Reid (EUR) 2&1
Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Stacy Lewis (USA) 1 up
Karine Icher (EUR) halved with Angel Yin (USA)
Caroline Masson (EUR) defeated Michelle Wie (USA) 4&2
Lizette Salas (USA) defeated Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR) 1 up
Charley Hull (EUR) defeated Brittany Lang (USA) 1 up
Carlota Ciganda (EUR) v. Brittany Lincicome (USA) 4&3
Gerina Piller (USA) defeated Florentyna Parker (EUR) 4&2
Madelene Sagstrom (EUR) defeated Austin Ernst (USA) 3&2
Danielle Kang (USA) defeated Emily Pedersen (EUR) 3&1
Result: Europe 6 USA 6

Cumulative Result Europe 11 ½ USA 16 ½


Sunday, August 20, 2017


L TO R --Sheila McNaught, President of Aberdeenshire LCGA,
Megan Ashley , Kirsty Brodie, Jodie Taylor.
By Colin Farquharson

Dundee golfer Jodie Taylor (Downfield) today (Sunday) won the North of Scotland girls championship with a par-matching round of 73 at Portlethen Golf Club.
She won by three strokes from Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore).
Megan Ashley (Strathmore) won the handicap award with a net 72 off a handicap of three.



The United States extended their lead to five points at the end of day two of the 15th Solheim Cup and will need 3 ½ points from the 12 singles matches to retain the trophy at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa, while Europe needs nine points.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff  and Anna Nordqvist
The United States needs 14 points to retain the Cup, while Europe require 14 ½ to win outright. European duo Anna Nordqvist and Jodi Ewart Shadoff defeated Lizette Salas and Angel Yin 4&2 in the second afternoon four-ball match, but the United States took the other three matches and Europe will now need to pull off the biggest comeback in Solheim Cup history.

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Sunday Singles Pairings (USA Times):
9:31 a.m. – Anna Nordqvist (EUR) v. Lexi Thompson (USA)
9:42 a.m. – Georgia Hall (EUR) v. Paula Creamer (USA)
9:53 a.m. – Mel Reid (EUR) v. Cristie Kerr (USA)
10:04 a.m. – Catriona Matthew (EUR) v. Stacy Lewis (USA)
10:15 a.m. – Karine Icher (EUR) v. Angel Yin (USA)
10:26 a.m. – Caroline Masson (EUR) v. Michelle Wie (USA)
10:37 a.m. – Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR) v. Lizette Salas (USA)
10:48 a.m. – Charley Hull (EUR) v. Brittany Lang (USA)
10:59 a.m. – Carlota Ciganda (EUR) v. Brittany Lincicome (USA)
11:10 a.m. – Florentyna Parker (EUR) v. Gerina Piller (USA)
11:21 a.m. – Madelene Sagstrom (EUR) v. Austin Ernst (USA)
11:32 a.m. – Emily Pedersen (EUR) v. Danielle Kang (USA)


LPGA, European Tour joining forces to help LET

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The news emerging from back rooms at this Solheim Cup is potentially doubly good for the struggling Ladies European Tour.

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan told that he is seriously interested in “helping” the LET and has already initiated discussions, with the tours coming together formally for the first time at the Aberdeen Asset Scottish Ladies Open three weeks ago when Whan met with LET board members.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017


LGU and RandA Lockup
Lily May Humphreys won the 2017 Girls British Open Amateur championship at Enville
Lily May Humphreys - 2017 Girls British Open Amateur championship at Enville.
Courtesy of the R&A
Lily May Humphreys won the Girls British Open Amateur Championship at Enville today, defeating Emilie Overas 7&5 in the 18-hole final to seal the biggest win of her amateur career. 
Following today's triumph, the 15-year-old has earned an exemption into Final Qualifying for the Ricoh Women's British Open next year and will aim to secure a place in the starting field at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
Humphreys surged into the lead on the par five 1st after a birdie four secured the hole and the 2017 European Young Masters champion was soon 2up on her opponent after Overas could only manage a double-bogey on the short par three 2nd.
The England youth international extended her advantage to three holes after an excellent birdie on the 3rd, before taking a firm grip of the match at 4up after the Norwegian made a bogey on the 4th to lose another hole.
The blistering start made by Humphreys to win four consecutive holes eventually ran out of steam after the pair halved both the 5th and 6th before Overas made small inroads into reducing the deficit by bouncing back to win the 7th with a birdie three.
The fightback was short-lived however; Humphreys responded in kind by birdieing the 8th to restore the lead back to four holes and laid one hand on the trophy after rolling in a birdie on the par five 10th to move to 5up.
Overas conceded on the 11th to widen the gap to six holes before the duo both made birdie on the 12th to halve the hole.
Humphreys closed out the match on the 13th after Overas conceded the hole, sealing a memorable win to lift the Girls Amateur title.  
In the first of this morning's semi-finals, Humphreys narrowly overcame Germany's Paula Kirner by one hole to secure her passage to the final.
Overas sealed her place in the final by a fine margin too, defeating Elena Moosmann of Switzerland by two holes.

Key Quotes:
Lily May Humphreys
"It feels so good. I played so well this afternoon and didn't miss a putt. I was six-under-par through thirteen holes so I guess that's pretty difficult to beat. I didn't feel the pressure, I just went out to play my best.
"This win means so much. I have so much confidence after this win and can't wait to get my hands on the trophy. We had lots of fantastic support too, it couldn't have been much better. This is the best I've ever played to win a tournament."
Emilie Overas
"Lily played so well, she really deserves to win the championship. She was amazing today.
"This week has been such a good experience and I have learned a lot about my game. There have been lots of good moments this week."


Lily May Humphryes makes it to British girls final


Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), the 15-year-old English women's amateur champion, will play Norway's Emilie Overas in this afternoon's 18-hole final of the British U18 girls championship at Enville Golf Club.
In this morning's semi-finals, Lily May beat Paul Kimer (Germany) by one hole, and Emilie bt Elena Moosman (Switzerland) by two holes.



The Scottish Senior Ladies team for the European Team Championships at Golf Resort, Skalica in Slovakia 5th - 9th September and the Senior Home Internationals at Newport in Wales from 3 – 5 October

European Team Championships:

Fiona deVries (St Rule Club)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team for Home Internationals 

Fiona deVries – St Rule Club
Donna Jackson – Troon Ladies
Gillian Kyle – East Renfrewshire
Lesley Lloyd – Hayston
Lorna McKinlay – Dunnikier Park
Frances Millar – Carnoustie Caledonia
Sheena Wood – Aberdeen Ladies


Teenager Emily Price to defend English stroke play title

Issued 19th August, 2017
Teenager Emily to defend English stroke play title
Emily Price copyright Leaderboard Photography 
Teenager Emily Price will defend her title when the English women's open stroke play championship is played next week at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, from 22-24 August. 
The 17-year-old (pictured) won by two shots last year and has recently helped England to regain their crown as Girls' Home Internationals champions. 
Price, from Cleobury Mortimer in Worcestershire, is part of a top-class field which includes Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire) who was the low amateur at the Ricoh Women's British Open. 
Lamb, the British stroke play champion, is one of four players in the championship who were in the England side which recently became European team champions. 
The others are Welsh stroke play champion Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest, Cheshire); Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire); and Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall, Yorkshire) who went on to become England's top scorer at the women's Home Internationals with a perfect score of six wins. 
There's also a strong contingent of girl internationals, including English girls' champion Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) and English U16 girls' winner, Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey). 
The host club will be represented by Billie-Jo Smith, while a number of players come from much further afield, travelling from countries such as the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy and Germany.
The 72-hole championship will be played on the world-renowned Hotchkin course, with the full field playing a round on Tuesday and Wednesday, 22 and 23 August. The leading 40 competitors and ties will play the final 36 holes on Thursday, 24 August. 
Click here for more information, including tee times.
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Whitby quartet pull off winning double

Issued 19th August, 2017
Whitby quartet pull off winning double
A quartet from Whitby Golf Club in Yorkshire pulled off a winning double when they successfully defended the English Club Team Championship. 
Bob Scott, Siew Choon Tan, Janet McGeehin and Mike Coates (pictured left to right) scored 86 points in the final on the Bracken course at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf. 
They finished three points ahead of the team from Enmore Park, Somerset, while third place went to Windlesham, Surrey, with 82 points. 
"We all wanted to defend the title and I think our club will be delighted that we have achieved it," said Janet. "We are all very pleased with the success." 
They had almost completed their round when play was suspended because of lightning. "Three of us had teed off on the 18th when we had to stop. We waited an hour to finish the game sitting around and wondering if we'd be able to finish the game and if we'd be able to hit the ball properly when we went back out. 
"We eventually scored five points on the hole – and we did need those points to win," added Janet. 
Will they defend again and try for their hat trick next year? "It would be nice but we haven't had a chance to discuss it and I think we'll have to consult on that!" said Janet. 
In the year since they first won the championship both Bob and Siew Choon have reduced their
The final was played as part of England Golf Week, a five-day festival which celebrates the handicap game.
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The United States produced a birdie fest on Friday afternoon to claim a three-point lead over Europe at the end of the first day of the 15th Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.
Europe led the morning foursomes 2 ½ – 1 ½ but Captain Juli Inkster's Solheim Cup team achieved the United States' first clean sweep in a single session, winning all the afternoon four-ball matches to give their side a 5 ½ – 2 ½ heading into the second day.
Lizette Salas and Danielle Salas, who won their morning foursomes match against Carlota Ciganda and Caroline Masson 1 up, proved to be the stars of the first day as they both earned a second point in the four-balls.
Lizette Salas was exceptional as she guided 18-year-old rookie Angel Yin to a 6&5 victory over Ciganda and European rookie Emily Kristine Pedersen for the first red point of the afternoon.
Kang also had a hot putter partnering Michelle Wie to a 3 and 1 victory over Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Madelene Sagstrom.
However, the Brittanys, Lincicome and Lang, who nickname themselves the 'Killer Bs' came out fresh and full of energy as they took on the German-speaking pair, Masson and Florentyna Parker, eventually winning by 3&2.
Although Charley Hull and Georgia Hall were only one down with two holes to play in the anchor match, Stacy Lewis made a birdie putt on the 17th green to seal the fourth four-ball match 2&1, Hull having been struggling with an injured wrist throughout the round.
European Captain Annika Sorenstam said: "It wasn't the afternoon we had wished for, but the players fought very hard. I must say the U.S. team played very well. "They made a lot of birdies. They made a lot of putts. And we just didn't have the same flow. So overall, just still feel pretty happy how we had the setup. And like I said, the girls fought to the end.
"It's just one of those days in golf and luckily this was just the first day. It's almost like playing 27 holes out of 72, which means you have a lot of holes left, and it's a marathon. The players are back at the hotel and grabbing something to eat, and we're going to start out fresh tomorrow. The spirit is still there, if not stronger. You get a little fired up when you see an afternoon like this. "We knew coming in here it was going to be a challenge. I have fighters on the team and I believe in them, so we're just going to forget about this day. Tomorrow's Saturday. New points. Go out there and grab as many as we can."
However, Inkster also compared her mission to a marathon and said: "I'll tell (my players), but I think they know, that this is a distance run. It's a marathon. It's not a sprint. We have to do the work. We have to do the process. We gotta go out there, and 36 holes, we got eight points out there tomorrow. That's a lot of points and we need to get a lot of those. And that's what I'm going to tell them."
Saturday's foursomes matches will begin at 7.10am.
0 – Number of points earned by Team Europe in the afternoon four-balls
3 – Lead that Team USA holds over Team Europe, which ties 1998 for the largest lead after the first day for the Americans
4 – Number of points earned by Team USA in the afternoon four-balls, the first time in Solheim Cup history that the USA has swept a single session
18 – Career number of points at the Solheim Cup for Cristie Kerr, putting her one point behind Juli Inkster for the most points in USA history
Day One – Friday 18th August
Morning Foursomes Results
Match 1
8.10am Melissa Reid and Charley Hull (EUR) halved with Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson (USA)
Match 2
8.22am Danielle Kang and Lizette Salas (USA) defeated Carlota Ciganda and Caroline Masson (EUR) 1up
Match 3
8.34am Georgia Hall and Anna Nordqvist (EUR) defeated Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst (USA) 3&1
Match 4
8.46am Karine Icher and Catriona Matthew (EUR) defeated Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (USA) 1 up
Result Europe 2 ½ USA 1 ½
Afternoon Four Ball Results
Match 5
1:20 p.m. –Michelle Wie and Danielle Kang (USA) defeated Madelene Sagstrom and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR) 3&1
Match 6
1:35 p.m. – Angel Yin and Lizette Salas (USA) defeated Carlota Ciganda and Emily Pedersen (EUR) 6&5
Match 7
1:50 p.m. – Brittany Lincicome and Brittany Lang (USA) defeated Florentyna Parker and Caroline Masson (EUR) 3&2
Match 8
2:05 p.m. – Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (USA) defeated Charley Hull and Georgia Hall (EUR) 2&1
Result Europe 0 USA 4
Cumulative Result Europe 2 ½ USA 5 ½
Saturday Foursomes Pairings:
Match 9
7.10am Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson (EUR) versus Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson (USA)
Match 10
7.22am Mel Reid and Emily Kristine Pedersen (EUR) versus Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst (USA)
Match 11
7.34am Anna Nordqvist and Georgia Hall (EUR) versus Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller (USA)
Match 12
7.46am Catriona Matthew and Karine Icher (EUR) versus Michelle Wie and Danielle Kang (USA)