Europe defeats USA in thrilling Solheim Cup finish
The European team erupts in excitement as Suzann Pettersen celebrates making the winning putt during the final day of singles matches in the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on Sept. 15, 2019, in Auchterarder, Scotland. (CNN) - She stood motionless as the ball rolled towards the hole, but when it disappeared Suzann Pettersen rocked backwards with a double fist pump as she secured a stunning victory for Europe against USA in golf's Solheim Cup. It was Europe's first win since 2013 and sixth in the 16 matches that have been held since the competition -- similar to the men's Ryder Cup between Europe and USA -- began in 1990. Europe led 4.5-3.5 after four foursomes matches and four fourball matches on Friday's opening day, but the teams were tied 8-8 after Saturday's action at Gleneagles, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup. But USA won five and halved one of the first nine singles matches Sunday to lead 13.5-11.5 before Europe's strong finish.