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Europe extend lead in Solheim Cup

ESPN staff
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Anna Nordqvist made the first hole-in-one in the history of the competition © Getty Images
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Europe are closing in on their first Solheim Cup victory on American soil after extending their lead over the United States to five points.

Anna Nordqvist made the first hole-in-one in the history of the competition as Europe head into Sunday's singles matches requiring only 3 ½ points to retain their crown.

Europe are currently 10 ½ - 5 ½ in front, and won all four of the points in the fourballs after the United States reduced the gap to two points overnight.

"It's a wonderful feeling. These girls played their hearts out. It's awesome. It was a fantastic afternoon," Team Europe captain Liselotte Neumann said.

The deficit is the biggest in Solheim Cup history, and no side has been able to come from more than two points adrift.

United States captain Meg Mallon said: "Obviously, it was a very disappointing afternoon. We have our work cut out for us. It can be done. It's daunting right now but it can be done."

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