Although Spain’s Andrea Revuelta came up short against USA’s Anna Davis (5&4), another Spanishwoman Cayetana Fernández fought until the last hole.She tied her match against Yana Wilson, who put pressure on the European with a 20-metre putt to save par on the 18th.
The Swedish duo in the team brought a point each after incredibly competitive performances. Meja Örtengren made the comeback of the day after being down by four through nine holes, she managed to turn the score around and won 2&1 over American Kaitlyn Schroeder. Örtengren’s compatriot Nora Sundberg followed her win on the same hole (3&1) over USA’s Bailey Shoemaker as she took the lead on hole 7 and did not look back.
Another win on the 17th hole saw France’s Vairana Heck defeat American Katie Li 2&1, while Italian Francesca Fiorellini and France’s Constance Foulliet secured early wins on the 15th.
Fiorellini defeated USA’s Kelly Xu 4&3 having lost only one hole and winning five, while Fouillet had an amazing start winning the second hole after holing out for eagle and was 4UP through nine holes.
Only a few moments later on the 15th, Germany’s Helen Briem secured her point after beating Alexa Pano 4&3, which left the European Team with only one point away from the victory. Czechia’s Denisa Vodičková clinched the winning point after a spectacular victory on the 17th over Sara Im. The Czech junior had a very even start of the round with her opponent but kept fighting to win three consecutive points on holes 12 to 14.
With two matches remaining, the European team could start their celebrations and enjoy the final two matches. Amari Avery won the second point for Team USA as she defeated Belgium’s Savannah De Bock 3&1. Denmark’s Amalie Leth-Nissen halved her tough match against Megha Ganne.
Sörenstam said: “I feel very proud, there’s a lot of emotions going through. It’s been such an honour to be the Captain for the European Team. I’ve been lucky to have some fun successes in my career and this is certainly one of them. Besides my family, I have dedicated my time to giving back to junior golf and it’s weeks like this that fill my heart with joy and my head with wonderful memories. This week, we saw the best the world has to offer in junior girls’ golf, and it makes me smile. The game of golf is in good hands, and I look forward to seeing all the girls succeed in the coming years.”