Pettersen helps Europe prevail in Solheim Cup
R&A Working For Golf Ambassador Suzann Pettersen secured the crucial point as Europe came from behind to win the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle, Ireland.
The world number two birdied the last three holes to beat Michelle Wie on the final green and help turn the tide as the United States looked close to clinching a fourth successive triumph.
Pettersen’s victory – the 30-year-old’s first ever singles win in the event - was followed by a similar fightback by Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall, who won the last two holes to snatch a half point against Ryann O'Toole.
It was left to Azahara Munoz, who’s birdie the 17th meant she could not lose to Angela Stanford, to secure a 15-13 victory for Europe.
For Alison Nicholas’s European team the 7-5 singles score meant it was a fourth win from 12 contests, and they will go to Colorado Golf Club in two years’ time hoping to win in the USA for a first time.
Pettersen was announced as The R&A’s new Working For Golf Ambassador at The Open Championship at Royal St George’s. Suzann joins two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington in this role, where they aim to promote the work of The R&A worldwide, supporting a series of Working For Golf initiatives.
The R&A will now support the Suzann Junior Challenge event in Norway, organised with the Norwegian Golf Federation and now in its eighth year.