Montreal Gazette

Europe holds on for Solheim Cup victory


Team Europe held off a late American charge Monday to retain the Solheim Cup on the final day at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

The26-year-oldfinnmat­ilda Castren sank a putt on the last hole to edge her match against Lizette Salas and take Europe to their target of 14 points with three matches still to complete.

They had started the day 9-7 ahead and won a further four matches with two halves ensuring the all-important 14-point tally to retain the trophy won at Gleneagles two years ago.

“It was an amazing team effort after we got off to a great start this morning,” said winning captain Catriona Matthew.

Alexander Zverev eased past Jannik

Sinner 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(7) and into the quarter-finals at the U.S. Open on Monday as the fourth-seeded German extended his winning run to 15 matches.

Enjoying a summer to remember, Zverev might have difficulty recalling the last time he lost a match after tapping into a run of form that has carried him to Olympic gold in Tokyo, a Masters 1000 win in Cincinnati, and the last eight at Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Meanwhile, South African Lloyd Harris upset 22nd-seeded American Reilly Opelka 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3.

Harris faces Zverev in the quarter-finals.

On the women's side, British teen Emma Raducanu extended her fairy-tale run with a 6-2, 6-1 win over American Shelby Rogers to reach the final eight of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Patrick Cantlay matched Jon Rahm's

birdie on the final hole of the Tour Championsh­ip to win the PGA Tour's title on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

The birdie gave Cantlay a round of 1-under-par 69 to cap a riveting finishing stretch between the two golfers.

Rahm's birdie on the hole meant he finished the round at 68, pushing his tournament score to 20-under. Cantlay checked in at 21-under.

Under the format used, Cantlay began the tournament at 10-under, four shots clear of Rahm. He needed every one of those strokes to claim the Us$15-million top prize.

Cantlay won back-to-back tournament­s to complete the PGA Tour season and becomes the Fedex Cup champion for the first time.

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