Bronte Law was only a few seconds away from holing the winning putt in the Solheim Cup and she said it’d been the experience of a life in the closing stages at Gleneagles.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman shut out her two &1 victory over Ally McDonald at the 17th hole minutes before Suzann Pettersen wrapped up a 14.5-13.5 triumph for Europe over the USA together with the final putt of this competition on the 18th.
“Seeing Suzann on 18, I could hear the crowd cheer before the putt went . I actually reacted before she even made it around the TV,” said Law.
“So it is a good job it went in because I was celebrating. But remarkable. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my entire life and I do not know whether I ever will again.
“It is only the best feeling in the world. I really like being a part of a team. This is exactly what I play with this game for.
“I’m not a selfish individual. I don’t do it. To be in a position to do it for others and for Beany (Catriona Matthew), in our home, it’s really outstanding.”
Legislation confessed they had helped her fight back after she was down one in the 10th to the 13th to McDonald to get four holes and also paid tribute.
“The house service was phenomenal, frankly,” she said. “That is nothing I have ever experienced in my whole life. Everyone came out and they’ve only been phenomenal and they’re really the 13th member of the group. Today, and they’ve been screaming all day. And that makes a difference.
“When it is possible to hear them actually rooting for you personally and being loud – and that’s exactly why you play with this game. Plus it keeps you going and just gives you that pep in your step. And if things go wrong it wasn’t all easy sailing now, I played with with some golf, but I made some errors.
“And once I made those errors I just really listened to this audience; they had been cheering me all of the way round. And also to be able to do it in the front of my loved ones and a lot of friends is something very special.”
Carlota Ciganda had a hard-fought match with Danielle Kang before putting a 1 up victory with a birdie and led Europe off.
“I was obviously very happy to help the group,” stated that the 29-year-old Spaniard. “For me, it’s not about me; it’s the group. I like to lose my stage but the group to win. I believe it was very important to get that point on the plank.
“I struggled hard. I performed with my very best, although I wasn’t out there playing Danielle comfortable. I won the 2 holes out of the three. So really pleased to win there to the European team.”
Celine Boutier and georgia Hall won three of the matches over the two days that are opening and they both finished with a perfect 4-0 record after winning their singles games 1 & two, the prior beating Lexi Thompson along with the latter beating Annie Park.
“Pretty particular. Four from four. I had a wonderful partner in Celine, and I was happy I played really good now to get my singles win,” said Hall.
Frenchwoman Boutier added:”It is pretty unbelievable. I am so happy to be able to bring another stage and excited about the around now. When you play for something larger than yourself, it is something very special and very hard to describe.”