In her second year of Solheim Cup competition, American Megan Khang finally earned her first full point with a 3-and-2 singles victory over Europe’s Sophia Popov. Khang led from the get-go, birdieing the first two holes to up 2 up through two. Conversely, Popov was never able to find any groove on the course, carding bogeys at 4, 6, 7 and 8 that gave Khang a 6-up lead.
The German major champion, whose Cinderella 2020 season started with a caddying gig at Inverness for the LPGA Drive On Championship, did rally down the stretch. Wins from Popov at 13, 14 and 15 put Khang just 3 up with three to play, but with a pair of swapped pars at No. 16, Khang captured the win, her first as a member of Team USA.
“She hit a great shot on 13 out of the bunker. That was probably the best, almost the best she could have done other than holing out. I had a feeling she was going to make it,” said Khang. “I was ready to go a few more holes. Went a few more than I wanted to, but ended up getting the job done, and she put up a good fight.”