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1994 Solheim Cup

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Dottie Pepper and Brandie Burton at 1994 Solheim Cup

Dottie Pepper (left) and Brandie Burton appear to miss a high five during the 1994 Solheim Cup. That's the only thing they missed, though: Both players went 3-0-0 for Team USA.

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USA 13, Europe 7:

The 1994 Solheim Cup featured the first appearance in the competition by Annika Sorenstam. Sorenstam was a rookie on the LPGA and had not yet won on either the LPGA or LET, but Europe captain Mickey Walker gave her the call. Annika went 1-2-0, however, and Europe fell to the USA 13-7.

The Solheim Cup format in 1994 was 10-player teams with all 10 players per side in action each day: five foursomes matches on Day 1; five fourball matches on Day 2; 10 singles matches on Day 3.

Europe led after Day 1, 3-2, and the teams were level at 5-5 following the second session.

But the U.S. dominated singles play, winning eight of the 10 matches. Only Helen Alfredsson and Alison Nicholas claimed singles points for Europe.

Brandie Burton and Dottie Pepper led the U.S. side with 3-0-0 records; Trish Johnson and Pamela Wright went 0-3-0 on the European side.

Final Score: U.S. 13, Europe 7
Site: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Captains: Europe, Mickey Walker; U.S., JoAnne Carner

Team Members
• Europe: Helen Alfredsson, Laura Davies, Lora Fairclough, Trish Johnson, Liselotte Neumann, Alison Nicholas, Catrin Nilsmark, Dale Reid, Annika Sorenstam, Pamela Wright
• USA: Donna Andrews, Brandie Burton, Beth Daniel, Tammie Green, Betsy King, Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper, Kelly Robbins, Patty Sheehan, Sherri Steinhauer

Day 1 Results:

Foursomes
• Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie/Brandie Burton, U.S., def. Liselotte Neumann/Helen Alfredsson, Europe, 3 and 2
• Annika Sorenstam/Catrin Nilsmark, Europe, def. Beth Daniel/Meg Mallon, U.S., 1-up
• Dale Reid/Lora Fairclough, Europe, def. Tammie Green/Kelly Robbins, U.S., 2 and 1
• Laura Davies/Alison Nicholas, Europe, def. Donna Andrews/Betsy King, U.S., 2 and 1
• Patty Sheehan/Sherri Steinhauer, U.S., def. Pam Wright/Trish Johnson, Europe, 2-up

Day 2 Results:

Fourball
• Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie/Brandie Burton, U.S., def. Laura Davies/Alison Nicholas, Europe, 2 and 1
• Beth Daniel/Meg Mallon, U.S., def. Catrin Nilsmark/Annika Sorenstam, Europe, 6 and 5
• Dale Reid/Lora Fairclough, Europe, def. Tammie Green/Kelly Robbins, U.S., 4 and 3
• Donna Andrews/Betsy King, U.S., def. Trish Johnson/Pam Wright, Europe, 3 and 2
• Liselotte Neumann/Helen Alfredsson, Europe, def. Patty Sheehan/Sherri Steinhauer, U.S., 1-up

Day 3 Results:

Singles
• Helen Alfredsson, Europe, def. Betsy King, U.S., 2 and 1
• Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie, U.S., def. Catrin Nilsmark, Europe, 6 and 5
• Beth Daniel, U.S., def. Trish Johnson, Europe, 1-up
• Kelly Robbins, U.S., def. Lora Fairclough, Europe, 4 and 2
• Meg Mallon, U.S., def. Pam Wright, Europe, 1-up
• Alison Nicholas, Europe, def. Patty Sheehan, U.S., 3 and 2
• Brandie Burton, U.S., def. Laura Davies, Europe, 1-up
• Tammie Green, U.S., def. Annika Sorenstam, Europe, 3 and 2
• Sherri Steinhauer, U.S., def. Dale Reid, Europe, 2-up
• Donna Andrews, U.S., def. Liselotte Neumann, Europe, 3 and 2

Player Records

Europe
Helen Alfredsson, 2-1-0
Laura Davies, 1-2-0
Lora Fairclough, 2-1-0
Trish Johnson, 0-3-0
Liselotte Neumann, 1-2-0
Alison Nicholas, 2-1-0
Catrin Nilsmark, 1-2-0
Dale Reid, 2-1-0
Annika Sorenstam, 1-2-0
Pamela Wright, 0-3-0

USA
Donna Andrews, 2-1-0
Brandie Burton, 3-0-0
Beth Daniel, 2-1-0
Tammie Green, 1-2-0
Betsy King, 1-2-0
Meg Mallon, 2-1-0
Dottie Pepper, 3-0-0
Kelly Robbins, 1-2-0
Patty Sheehan, 1-2-0
Sherri Steinhauer, 2-1-0

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