Bronte Law was just a few seconds away from holing the winning putt in the Solheim Cup and she explained it’d become the adventure of a lifetime in the closing stages at Gleneagles.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman closed her out two &1 victory over Ally McDonald at the 17th hole minutes before Suzann Pettersen wrapped up a 14.5-13.5 win for Europe within the USA together with the last putt of this competition about the 18th.
“Watching Suzann on 18, I could hear the audience cheer before the putt went . I actually responded before she even made it around the TV,” said Law.
“So it is a fantastic job it went because I was already celebrating. But amazing. I have never seen anything like this in my life and I don’t know if I ever will .
“It is only the best feeling in the world. I really like being a part of a group. This is exactly what with this game and I play with for.
“I am not a selfish individual. I really don’t do it. To be in a position to do it for others and for Beany (Catriona Matthew), in our home, it’s really unbelievable.”
Law admitted they had helped her fight back after she was down one from the 10th to the 13th to McDonald to get four holes and also paid tribute.
“The home support has been phenomenal, honestly,” she explained. “That is nothing I have ever experienced in my entire life. Everyone came out and they’ve just been phenomenal and they’re honestly the team’s 13th member. Now, and they’ve been screaming all day. And that creates a difference.
“When it is possible to hear them actually rooting for you and being loud – and that’s why you play this game. And it simply provides you that pep in your step and keeps you going. And if things go wrong it was not all easy sailing today, I played some golf, but I made a few errors.
“And once I made those errors I only really listened to this crowd; they have been cheering me all the way round. And also to be in a position to do it in front of my family and a lot of friends is something really unique.”
Carlota Ciganda directed Europe off and also had a match with Danielle Kang prior to putting up a 1 victory with a birdie at the 18th.
“I was obviously very happy to assist the staff,” stated that the 29-year-old Spaniard. “For me, it is not about me; it’s the group. I like to lose my point but the team. I believe it was important to get that point that is blue on the board.
“I battled hard. I performed with my best, although I was not out there playing against Danielle familiar. I won both the two holes from the last three. So really pleased to win that point to the European group.”
Celine Boutier and georgia Hall won three of their matches over the two weeks that are opening and they finished with a perfect 4-0 record after winning their singles matches 1 & two, the prior beating Lexi Thompson along with the overcoming Annie Park.
“Pretty special. Four from four. I had a terrific partner in Celine, and I was glad that I played very good now to get my singles triumph,” explained Hall.
Frenchwoman Boutier added:”It is pretty unbelievable. I am so pleased to have the ability to bring the next point to the team and excited about the round today. When you play for something larger than yourself, it’s something very special and incredibly difficult to explain.”