Bronte Law was only a few seconds away from holing the winning putt at the Solheim Cup and she stated it had become the experience of a life in the closing stages at Gleneagles.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman closed her out 2&1 victory over Ally McDonald in the 17th hole minutes before Suzann Pettersen wrapped up a 14.5-13.5 win for Europe within the USA with the last putt of the competition on the 18th.
“Seeing Suzann on 18, I could hear the audience cheer until the putt went in. I really reacted before she made it around the TV,” said Law.
“So it’s a good job it went because I was celebrating. But just remarkable. I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire life and I really don’t know whether I ever will.
“It’s simply the best feeling on earth. I really like being part of a group. This is exactly what with this game and I play for.
“I’m not a greedy person. I don’t do it. To be in a position to perform it for others and for Beany (Catriona Matthew), in our house, it’s really outstanding.”
Legislation also paid tribute and admitted they had helped her fight back after she was one down to McDonald to get four holes in the 10th to the 13th.
“The home support has been phenomenal, honestly,” she said. “That is nothing I have ever experienced in my whole life. They’ve just been phenomenal and everyone came out and they are really the 13th member of the team. And they have been screaming all day. And that creates a massive difference.
“When you can hear them actually rooting for you and being loudly – and that is exactly why you play this game. Plus it just provides you that pep in your step and just keeps you going. And of course it was not all easy sailing now, I played with some great golf if things fail, but I made some mistakes.
“And once I made those mistakes I only really listened to this audience; they have been cheering me all of the way round. And also to be in a position to perform it in front of my family and lots of friends is something really special.”
Carlota Ciganda directed off Europe and had a game with Danielle Kang prior to putting up a 1 victory with a birdie at the 18th.
“I was obviously very happy to help the staff,” stated that the 29-year-old Spaniard. “For me, it is not about meit’s the group. I prefer to lose my point but the team. I think that it was important to get that blue point on the board.
“I battled hard. I was not out there playing against Danielle comfortable, however, I performed my very best. I won both the two holes from the previous three. So really happy to win there for the European team.”
Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier won all three of the matches collectively over the two weeks that are opening after winning their singles, and they finished with a perfect record matches 1 & 2, the former beating Lexi Thompson and the latter overcoming Annie Park.
“Pretty unique. Four out of four. I had a fantastic partner in Celine, and that I was glad that I played really good today to receive my singles triumph,” said Hall.
Frenchwoman Boutier included:”It is pretty unbelievable. I’m so happy to have the ability to bring the next point to the team and enthusiastic about the around now. When you play for something bigger than yourself, it’s something very special and very difficult to explain.”
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