Salas’ win ensured it would be an outright victory, with only the final points tally left to be determined by the remaining matches. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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The United States won the Solheim Cup Sunday, thwarting Europe's longshot bid for a comeback triumph in the women's match play golf showdown. The Americans took a commanding five-point lead into the day's 12 singles matches at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.They reached the 14-1/2 points needed for an outright win when Lizette Salas sank a par putt at the 18th for a 1 up win over Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England.Thompson, who was eight-under on the back nine, won the 16th with a birdie to take a 1-up lead that she took to 18 after both players bogeyed the par-three 17th.Thompson conceded the birdie putt, and when she couldn't get her own long birdie attempt to drop the match ended halved.
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