PARKER, Colo. – Former Duke women’s golf standout Brittany Lang and the United States dropped a 18-10 decision to the European team at the 2013 Solheim Cup on Sunday, after three days of action at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.
Lang, who was a two-time All-America at Duke in 2004 and 2005, closed the weekend with a 2 & 1 singles victory over Azahara Munoz. After losing the second hole to Munoz, Lang went on a run wining three out of the next four holes to take a 2up edge through six holes. Munoz came back to win the next two holes as Lang suffered back-to-back bogeys to get the ledger back to all square.
After winning three out of the next four holes, Lang led once again by a 2up advantage and never lost the lead the rest of the way. She closed the match with a par on the 17th hole to win a point for the United States.
Overall on the weekend, Lang went 3-1 in matches for the U.S.
Trailing the Europeans 5-3 following Friday’s first day of play, the Americans got momentum to swing back their way on Saturday morning. They led every foursomes match at one point in the session and walked away with 2 ½ points to pull themselves within a point of the European Team (6 ½ - 5 ½). The momentum went back to the Europeans on Saturday afternoon as Europe won all four matches to take a 10 ½ - 5 ½ lead going into Sunday’s singles action.
The loss for the U.S. on home soil is the first in this history for the Solheim Cup.