Europe beat US to regain Solheim cup

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Updated: September 25, 2011

Europe have won back the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 following a dramatic 15-13 final day victory over the United States at Killeen Castle in Meath.

With the two regions level on 8 points each going into the 12 singles matches, a dramatic finale was always on the cards and in the outcome boiled down to the final three matches.

With just three games remaining, Suzann Pettersen, with her first singles win, got European hopes up when she fought back from one down with three to play to beat Michelle Wie by one hole

Then Caroline Hedwall, who was two down with two to play against Ryann O’Toole, won a vital half point for the European’s when she won the last two holes.

The comeback was completed and victory assured when Spaniard Azahara Munoz clinched a one hole win over Angela Stanford.

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