Q. Catriona, played tremendously well today.
CATRIONA MATTHEW: Yeah, kind of shaky the first three or four holes and then we both started playing well. It was kind of a close game the whole way, I just probably holed a few more putts than Kristy.
Q. Laura, condolences. This has got to be a hugely disappointing for you.
LAURA DAVIES: Well, it is. 17 I gave away. That was a really stupid tee shot. I was right in, and I should have just put it back in the bag but I just stood there anxious to get on with it because she was in very good position so I gave that one up.
18, I did exactly what I wanted to, 4 iron, layup with my sand iron, but the second one hit right on the top of the tree and I never imagined it would drop down. It dropped straight down.
Q. This must feel like a win for Brittany Lang. Does it feel like a loss for you?
LAURA DAVIES: 100 percent. I was never down. I was 3 up after 10 and playing nicely. Made a bit of a mess of 12, hit what I thought was a good tee shot and it was right in one of those big trees in the fairway. Other than that, though, hit it solid, and like I say, one bad shot on 17 and a big bit of bad luck on 18.
ALISON NICHOLAS: They fought hard and they came out firing on all cylinders. I think the first matches were well under par. The girls tried to keep with them, but they just holed a few more putts than us.
I’ve had a great week (tearing up). The girls have played well. It’s been good fun. But obviously disappointed.
Q. Going into Sunday’s match if you knew you were going to be tied up when you were flying over here to play the Solheim Cup, would you have taken it?
ALISON NICHOLAS: Yeah, definitely. We’ve had a great week. We battled hard, and all you can do is take all the good points out of it. I’ve had a fun week. It’s been really an experience. The girls have played fantastically, not surprising. They’ve really battled hard. It’s tough to come over here and win, and to be honest with you, we were huge underdogs to start the week.
From that point of view, I think we’ve done ourselves proud.
Q. You strike me as a person who would love to go off first with that extra responsibility.
PAULA CREAMER: You know, I’ve always told Beth, if you need me, I’m going to be right there. I’ve told every captain I’ve ever had. She’s done an amazing job with our lineup. And sending me out first and Angela right behind me and then Michelle, it’s a strong first pairing; and my one goal was to get the first point, and I did that.
Q. You played really well the Back 9 as well.
PAULA CREAMER: I did. There was a lot of great drama going on. We had putts on top of each other, great par saves by Suzann. Just the whole thing. It was a great match.
I played really well and put the pressure on her all day long.
Q. I’m here with Angela Stanford. One of the most special moments of the week for you had to be your mother that’s been struggling with breast cancer made the trip to be with you.
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah. They drove up, I think they left Wednesday, got here Thursday, and it was pretty cool because a couple of months ago we didn’t think she would be here. Pretty special, pretty cool turn of events to get her here.
Q. What was your conversation like with her this morning as you made your way to the golf course?
ANGELA STANFORD: Well, I just sent them a text and told them what time I was coming, and I actually didn’t get hers till afterwards.
The text that meant the most was Friday night, because I lost two points, and she sent me a great text, and I told one of my friends, only a mom could send you that kind of text and make you feel that good. It was great to have her here.
Q. Well, we wish you a lot of luck in your endeavors, and we hope your mom feels better soon.
ANGELA STANFORD part 2
Q. You played great. I think 13 was the hole. Is that what you were telling me?
ANGELA STANFORD: I think so. I felt like I had a handle on the match, but Becky was the longer hitter, and I knew if we went to 15 or even 17, I might be in trouble.
So I needed that birdie, that putt on 15, and then to finish it right there on 14 was big.
Q. Have you been watching the board to see what everybody’s doing?
ANGELA STANFORD: A little bit. I mean, I think there’s more board than there needs to be.
Q. Well, there’s still a lot of golf to be played. Golf course dried out a little bit, a little bit more run in the fairways?
ANGELA STANFORD: Yeah. The wind was kind of coming from a direction, so it’s playing good.
MORGAN PRESSEL: I’m still speechless (tearing up). It’s very emotional. It’s been a long week, and we’ve played great, and I’m so proud of our team. They set me up to be able to win on that hole, and it’s great. It’s a great feeling.
Q. It’s been a hard week, but it’s worth it, isn’t it?
MORGAN PRESSEL: Every second of it, and it’s been I wasn’t sure if I was going to make the team for a while this year, so to come here and have Beth put me out late like I asked so I could get a point if I really needed it at the end and to come through was great.
Q. I think you’re showing us right now how much emotion there is on not such the U.S. side but the European side for the Solheim Cup.
MORGAN PRESSEL: We all feel that way. This is so important to us. It’s about pride. It’s not about Money List, it’s not about rankings, it’s not about any of that. This is about our country and it’s about our teammates and about our captains, and it’s just…
Q. Juli, sounded like that was an incredibly exciting match out there.
JULI INKSTER: Yeah, we both played really well. You know, I just couldn’t get really a putt to go in that front side, and I was 2 down and I just kind of hung in there and missed a shorty on 12 to go 2 down. And then I birdied 14, 15 and 16, and then she bogeyed 17 to go 1 up, and then I dumped it in the lake here.I played really well today, so I’m very excited.
Q. There’s been talk that this potentially could be your last Solheim Cup.
JULI INKSTER: It is.
Q. Are you saying that definitely?
JULI INKSTER: Well, I’m not doing a Brett Favre, but it is. I want to come out and watch. These girls are great. They’ve got a lot of young talent, and it needs to be passed down right now. But I had a great time, and I’m glad Beth and Meg thought enough of me to pick me. It’s been a great ride.
Q. Would being a captain in the next few years be a huge goal for you?
JULI INKSTER: Yeah, it definitely would be. I would love to do it. I’d love to be able to pick out the uniforms and hair ribbons and stuff like that. That’s my forte.
Q. You’re good at that.
JULI INKSTER: Yeah, I would love to be a captain someday.
NATALIE GULBIS and MEG MALLON
Q. Natalie Gulbis and coassistant captain Meg Mallon. Meg, can you put into words what this whole moment is like? It’s been two years in the making.
MEG MALLON: It sure has, and I’m ready to pass out. I tell you, these kids are great. They have so much energy, and they showed it today. They played their hearts out today.
And my hat’s off to the Europeans. Unbelievable golf. I just love this tournament because it displays the best in women’s golf.
Q. Natalie, what does it mean to you to be put in the anchor position to be in the position to possibly have to make the putt to win the Cup?
NATALIE GULBIS: Definitely an honor. They did it in Sweden and Meg gave me a great talk in Sweden, and when she put me in there again, that was definitely a big honor.
Q. What did digging a half point out of this match against Laura Davies say you about and your personality and your golf game?
BRITTANY LANG: Well, I’ve made some big strides with my game. Coming down the stretch I was real solid. But to have halve it with Laura to win the last two holes, that’s just great. She’s a great player.
I made some progress from yesterday because I wasn’t too strong coming in. So I’m happy about that.
Q. Can you summarize what that experience has been like?It’s been stressful, but you’ve brought two points to the board.
BRITTANY LANG: Yeah, playing under the pressure coming down the stretch, I’ve never experienced this, and I need to, and this is exactly what’s going to take me to the next level. I’m very appreciative of it.
Q. Cristie, you were in position to be an anchor match, but when did you find out that that wasn’t going to happen and the Cup was retained ahead of you?
CRISTIE KERR: You could kind of sense it when you were out there, but I wish I would have finished a little better. I know that we won it, when I saw Christina running across the green at the last minute.
I hit it way right and had a bad lie or whatever. Doesn’t matter. We won.
Q. What does a week like this, a player like you, the LPGA and women’s golf is really in your hands and all your fellow teammates this week moving forward. What does this week mean in the whole perspective of that in the Solheim Cup?
CRISTIE KERR: Sure. I think Solheim Cup is one of the most important weeks of the year, if not the most important. Just look at all the people out here. It’s such high visibility and such great spirit. It’s an amazing event and I’m happy to be a part of it.
Q. Christina, did you realize at 17 what was happening?
CHRISTINA KIM: I didn’t realize that Morgan had already clinched the putt until I walked up No. 18 green.
I still thought that my match was potentially going to define whether or not we kept the Cup, and I kept the mentality all the way through the green, and you know, we won.
Q. You know, you did secure the point that won the Cup.
CHRISTINA KIM: Did I? Nice. Thank you.
Q. Your match today against Tania was really momentum in the end and the emotion that the crowd had with you taking you down 17, what was that like for you?
CHRISTINA KIM: You know, it was so hard. I mean it’s Solheim Cup, you know. Most unbelievable thing in the world.
And you know, it’s been four years in the making, and you know, this is the greatest moment of my life, the entire week.
You know, the crowds have been phenomenal. You know, for both teams there has been so much support, and you know, they’re like our 13th player out there. There’s no question. We love you guys!
Q. Michelle, bringing another point to the U.S. side. Can you describe basically what kind of match that was? It looked like a slugfest to me from start to finish.
MICHELLE WIE: I mean, it was tough. Helen is the best. God, Helen is just so tough to beat. I just did not want to come to the 18th hole, but it came down to that, and I did I what I needed to do, and I’m just glad I got a point for the U.S.
Q. You were 3 up after 6, things were on your side, then it started turning the other way. She made a couple mistakes. What did you say to yourself to dig down and keep finishing this thing up?
MICHELLE WIE: Well, I was playing good. If you look at the scores, birdies were made on holes. Helen just played fantastic in a couple holes. I think she played great the whole day. Like I said, it was tough. I had to pull some stuff on her.
Q. 3 0 1, that sounds pretty good for your first Solheim Cup.
MICHELLE WIE: That sounds great.
Q. What is the moment like for you?
BETH DANIEL: Well, you know what, most of the day I didn’t think it was going to happen (tearing up). It’s great.
Q. There was a while that it was looking like Europe had this thing going. Talk about your team’s ability to rally on the back nine.
BETH DANIEL: Well, through 12, 13 and 14 today, they just turned it around. I mean, that was definitely the turning point for us yesterday afternoon, it was the turning point for us today. And I just can’t even believe they’ve done this because it really for a while didn’t look like it was going to be possible.
Q. Was there something in particular that you said to get them back in the game?
BETH DANIEL: You know, Meg, Kelly and I just said, we need to stay positive today and we need to be positive for them and calm, and that’s all we did. They wanted par 3 yardages, how they were playing, and that’s kind of what I did. I just did what I did the rest of the week for them.
Q. A couple of performances that stand out in your mind today?
BETH DANIEL: Well, let me tell you, Juli Inkster’s comeback was pretty darned gutsy, and those three matches that went out the first three points were impressive because we really needed those. Helen Alfredsson gave Michelle Wie
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