DUNSANY, Ireland, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Azahara Munoz defeated Angela Stanford Sunday to assure Europe's 15-13 victory over the United States in the Solheim Cup and its first win since 2003.
Europe took the cup with three spectacular rallies late in the singles.
Caroline Hedwall, meanwhile, faced a 2-down deficit with with two to play against U.S. captain's pick Ryann O'Toole, but rallied to win the last two holes as O'Toole self-destructed with a pair of bogeys, giving Europe a 14-13 lead.
Europe then assured itself the necessary 14 1/2 points needed for victory when Munoz went 1-up with one to play against Stanford in the last match on the course, going on to make the final margin 15-13 in favor of Europe.
Sunday's play at Killeen Castle in Ireland was marred by three weather stoppages.