News Day 1 at 2011 Solheim Cup Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP 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. 2 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP 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. 3 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP 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. 4 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr won their opening foursome match, 2 and 1, over Maria Hjorth and Anna Nordqvist. 5 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP Azahara Munoz helped teammate Catriona Matthew beat Americans Stacy Lewis and Angela Stanford, 3 and 2. 6 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP 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. 7 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP Christina Kim and Ryan O'Toole halved their match against Catriona Matthew and Sandra Gal. 8 of 8 Peter Morrison/AP Like the Ryder Cup, there were plenty of colorful characters in the gallery. You May Like Gear FIRST LOOK: Srixon’s new Z-Forged irons Gear FIRST LOOK: Titleist’s Vokey SM7 Slate Blue wedge Gear FIRST LOOK: Ping G410 drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons News Lucas Glover disputes police report, excited for ‘closure’ Gear Wall-to-Wall Equipment: Tiger’s TaylorMade P7TW irons, Koepka’s new gear and more Travel Atlanta’s best golf courses: The top-ranked courses in Atlanta More News The best thing this week at Torrey Pines and more: Bamberger’s 7 best things in golf right now Tom Brady’s ridiculous comebacks happen on the golf course, too — just ask Keegan Bradley Lucas Glover disputes police report, excited for ‘closure’ Tour Confidential: Will Mickelson’s 2019 be better than Tiger’s?