Day 1 at 2011 Solheim Cup

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Paula Creamer (right) and Brittany Lincicome won the last two holes of their morning foursome match to defeat Melissa Reid and Karen Stupples, 1 up.
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Lincicome (pictured) and Creamer were two down with four to play before rallying to win. Their win gave the U.S. an early 2-1 lead.
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Suzann Pettersen dropped an eight-foot birdie putt at 18 to give her and teammate Sophie Gustafson a 1-up win over Brittany Lang and Juli Inkster. The victory made the score 2-2.
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Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr won their opening foursome match, 2 and 1, over Maria Hjorth and Anna Nordqvist.
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Azahara Munoz helped teammate Catriona Matthew beat Americans Stacy Lewis and Angela Stanford, 3 and 2.
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Caroline Hedwall, right, hugs Sophie Gustafson after they beat Vicky Hurst and Brittany Lincicome, 5 and 4. Europe leads 3 1/2 - 2 1/2 heading into Saturday.
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Christina Kim and Ryan O'Toole halved their match against Catriona Matthew and Sandra Gal.
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Like the Ryder Cup, there were plenty of colorful characters in the gallery.