Hull and Pettersen snatch victory from jaws of defeat

Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:00am EDT
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By Tony Jimenez

ST LEON-ROT, Germany (Reuters) - The nerveless Charley Hull and the steely-eyed Suzann Pettersen sent the crowd wild with delight on Saturday as they pulled off one of the finest comebacks in the 25-year history of the Solheim Cup.

The European pair were staring defeat in the face at four down with seven to play but a scorching run of five birdies in the last seven holes helped them defeat a stunned Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer one up in a rip-roaring foursomes.

"I told Charley, let's throw darts at the pins and stay aggressive," Pettersen told reporters at the women's version of the Ryder Cup.

"This was a robbery...this goes down in the (record) books.

Charley is awesome, it's fantastic to play with her."

The Americans appeared to be in complete control around the turn, conjuring a series of spectacular shots to keep Hull and Pettersen at bay.

Creamer sank an 18-foot putt to save par at the ninth before watching her chip lip-out on the next hole and then wedging stone dead for her team's fifth birdie of the round at the 11th.

The home fans tried to lift their players with cries of 'Let's go Europe, let's go' and by tinkering with the 1960s Beatles tune 'All you need is love' with a chorus of 'All you need is Hull'.   Continued...

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Norway?s Suzann Pettersen at the 3rd tee during the third round
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