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1992 Solheim Cup

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Europe wins 1992 Solheim Cup

European players storm the green in celebration after the putt that clinched the 1992 Solheim Cup victory.

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Europe 11.5, USA 6.5:

When the Solheim Cup was first proposed in early 1990, one of the concerns was that the U.S. players would dominate the European players (this concern was chiefly expressed by representatives of the European tour). Could a new competition survive if one side dominated the other?

Team USA did dominate the 1990 Solheim Cup. But those concerns were laid to rest at the 1992 Solheim Cup when Team Europe was the one that did the dominating.

Laura Davies led the way for Europe, going 3-0-0. Davies teamed with Alison Nicholas to win two matches, and beat Brandie Burton in singles. Helen Alfredsson added a 2-0-1 mark for Europe, while Pat Bradley and Dottie Pepper both struggled for the U.S. side with 0-2-1 records each.

The teams were expanded from eight players each used in 1990 to 10 players in 1992. On the first two days, eight players per side were in action (first in foursomes, then in fourballs), and all 10 players per side played singles.

Final Score: Europe 11.5, U.S. 6.5
Site: Dalmahoy Hotel Golf and Country Club, Edinburgh, Scotland
Captains: U.S., Alice Miller; Europe, Mickey Walker. Note: Kathy Whitworth was named captain of the U.S. team, but had to leave the competition prior to its start due to a family emergency. Miller stepped in and served as captain during the competition.

Team Members:

• USA: Danielle Ammaccapane, Pat Bradley, Brandie Burton, Beth Daniel, Juli Inkster, Betsy King, Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper, Deb Richard, Patty Sheehan
• Europe: Helen Alfredsson, Laura Davies, Florence Descampe, Kitrina Douglas, Trish Johnson, Liselotte Neumann, Alison Nicholas, Catrin Nilsmark, Dale Reid, Pamela Wright

Day 1 Results:

Foursomes
• Laura Davies/Alison Nicholas, Europe, def. Betsy King/Beth Daniel, U.S., 1-up
• Liselotte Neumann/Helen Alfredsson, Europe, def. Pat Bradley/Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie, U.S., 2 and 1
• Danielle Ammaccapane/Meg Mallon, U.S., def. Florence Descampe/Trish Johnson, Europe, 1-up
• Dale Reid/Pamela Wright, Europe, halved with Patty Sheehan/Juli Inkster, U.S.

Day 2 Results:

Fourball
• Laura Davies/Alison Nicholas, Europe, def. Patty Sheehan/Juli Inkster, U.S., 1-up
• Florence Descampe/Trish Johnson, Europe, halved with Brandie Burton/Deb Richard, U.S.
• Betsy King/Meg Mallon, U.S., def. Dale Reid/Pamela Wright, Europe, 1-up
• Helen Alfredsson/Liselotte Neumann, Europe, halved with Pat Bradley/Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie, U.S.

Day 3 Results:

Singles
• Laura Davies, Europe, def. Brandie Burton, U.S., 4 and 2
• Helen Alfredsson, Europe, def. Danielle Ammaccapane, U.S., 4 and 3
• Trish Johnson, Europe, def. Patty Sheehan, U.S., 2 and 1
• Juli Inkster, U.S., def. Alison Nicholas, Europe, 3 and 2
• Beth Daniel, U.S., def. Florence Descampe, Europe, 2 and 1
• Pamela Wright, Europe, def. Pat Bradley, U.S., 4 and 3
• Catrin Nilsmark, Europe, def. Meg Mallon, U.S., 3 and 2
• Deb Richard, U.S., def. Kitrina Douglas, Europe, 7 and 6
• Liselotte Neumann, Europe, def. Betsy King, U.S., 2 and 1
• Dale Reid, Europe, def. Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie, U.S., 3 and 2

Player Records

USA
Danielle Ammaccapane, 1-1-0
Pat Bradley, 0-2-1
Brandie Burton, 0-1-1
Beth Daniel, 1-1-0
Juli Inkster, 1-1-1
Betsy King, 1-2-0
Meg Mallon, 2-1-0
Dottie Pepper, 0-2-1
Deb Richard, 1-0-1
Patty Sheehan, 0-2-1

Europe
Helen Alfredsson, 2-0-1
Laura Davies, 3-0-0
Florence Descampe, 0-2-1
Kitrina Douglas, 0-1-0
Trish Johnson, 1-1-1
Liselotte Neumann, 2-0-1
Alison Nicholas, 2-1-0
Catrin Nilsmark, 1-0-0
Dale Reid, 1-1-1
Pamela Wright, 1-1-1

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