USA Solheim Cup rookie Yealimi Noh came out on fire against European stalwart Mel Reid, winning the first four holes for an early 4-up lead. Reid chipped away at the advantage, winning 5 and 6 to give Noh a 2-up lead that she carried through 13 holes.
A bogey from Reid at No. 14 gave Noh a 3-up lead, but the feisty Englishwoman did not go down without a fight. Wins for Reid at 15 and 17 gave Noh a tenuous 1-up lead going to 18. But with a pair of swapped bogeys on the final hole, Noh emerged the victor, going 2-1-0 in her Solheim Cup debut.
“It's been incredible, so much more than I imagined. It was kind of last minute, like getting a captain's pick and all, but it was always on my mind the entire year and just before, too,” said Noh. “Just actually being here and getting to experience all of this, all the fans, the crowds, and just the atmosphere has been really incredible.”