With a birdie on the par-4 first hole, Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom immediately had the advantage in her Round-of-16 match with Emma Talley. Sagstrom, a two-time European Solheim Cup player, never trailed in her 4-and-2 win over Talley, though the Kentuckian did tie the match through four holes. Sagstrom then birdied the par-3 fifth to regain a 1-up lead and never let Talley back into the match, advancing to the Quarterfinals with a match-winning birdie at the par-5 16th hole.
“I didn't make too many mistakes, and I think that's kind of what you have to do when the golf course is tough and when you're trying to just slowly but surely build momentum,” said Sagstrom, now 4-0-0 for the event. “Was kind of trying, letting her make the mistakes first and hopefully not me. Made a couple birdies, got the ball rolling on the first one and stuff like that, but it's solid. Par is good out here.”