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Summary

  1. Juli Inkster's United States retain Solheim Cup
  2. Final match score: US 16½ Europe 11½
  3. Lizette Salas sinks putt that seals victory
  4. US singles wins: Kerr, Creamer, Salas, Piller & Kang
  5. Europe singles wins: Masson, Matthew, Ciganda, Hull & Sagstrom
  6. Match at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Henry Ditchfield

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

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Right then. As they US team don matching '2017 Solheim Cup champions' t-shirts, it is time for us to end our coverage.

For a while Europe offered a glimmer of hope they might complete a historic comeback but in the end the US powered to victory.

If you missed any of today's action you can read about it here.

Thank you and goodbye.

Sorenstram rules out returning as captain

USA 16½-11½ Europe

More from Annika Sorenstram: "It has been a great week for women's golf. If you have watched the last week then it has been some of the better golf you will have seen in a long time. It has been great to be part of it.

Asked if injuries impacted their team, she said: "These were the cards we were dealt with. We did the best we could.

Asked if she would captain Europe for a second time: "I said this was a one time thing for me. It is time to move the torch to the next person."

Final Scores

USA 16½-11½ Europe

Lexi Thompson Halved Anna Nordqvist

Paula Creamer wins 1UP Georgia Hall

Cristie Kerr wins 2&1 Mel Reid

Stacy Lewis loses 1UP Catriona Matthew

Angel Yin Halved Karine Icher

Michelle Wie loses 4&2 Caroline Masson

Lizette Salas wins 1UP Jodi Ewart Shadoff

Brittany Lang loses 1UP Charley Hull

Brittany Lincicome loses 4&3 Carlota Ciganda

Gerina Pillerwins 4&2 Florentyna Parker

Austin Ernst loses Madelene Sagstrom 3&2

Danielle Kang wins 3&1 Emily Pedersen

'Sometimes you are outplayed'

USA 16½-11½ Europe

Europe's beaten captain Annika Sorenstram speaking to Sky Sports: "I am extremely proud. We fought so hard. It wasn't easy coming in today we decided to give it all we had and fight to the end and we did that. I want to congratulate the US team they played awesome golf.

"I am very honoured (to be captain). We had a great leadership team and players to work with and I couldn't have asked for anymore.

"I am not someone to look back. We did everything we could. The team was extremely helpful and cooperative. Sometimes you are outplayed and that is what happened this week.

BreakingKang beats Pedersen 3&1

USA 16½-11½ Europe

All over. Danielle Kang beats Emily Pedersen 3&1 and the 2017 Solheim Cup is complete.

The United States beat Europe 16½-11½.

Iain Carter

BBC Sport golf correspondent at Des Moines Golf and Country Club

A disappointed but proud Catriona Matthew has just told me she would be thrilled to lead Europe at the next Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. The Scot finished up winning three out of four points in a match where she had been destined to be a captain's assistant. Meanwhile interim Ladies European Tour boss Mark Lichtenhein says he has had very helpful meetings with the LPGA this week regarding boosting the faltering LET circuit.

I tip my hat to Georgia - Creamer

Creamer wins 1UP v Hall

Paula Creamer talking to Sky Sports after winning the United States' second point today: "I both don't think we had our A games and we had our bouncebacks, it was a momentum thing and it was an unfortunate for Georgia as I think we both deserved to get a point, so I tip my hat to Georgia."

Congrats to the United States team from Tiger...

What an amazing day for @Lexi and the @SolheimCupUSA team. That was some inspirational golf. Congrats on winning the Cup.

Kang 2UP v Pedersen (After 16)

Emily Pedersen keeps on fighting. She takes the final match to the 17th by pulling a shot back on 16.

The Europe team, dressed all in yellow and blue, following their player. The result is confirmed but Pedersen is still playing for pride.

Kang 3UP v Pedersen (After 15)

This is brilliant to see from team Europe.

They have lost this Solheim Cup but the players and support staff are walking arm-in-arm down the 16th fairway to support Emily Pedersen in the final match of the day.

The European flag is still waving.

Lots of banter and ping pong - Inkster

USA's winning Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster talking to Sky Sports: "They were great. I'm glad we had the lead because Europe came out fighting. But we did enough to get the victory. I've got a great group of gals. We had great preparation. I tried to not make things too regimented. We had lots of banter and played lots of ping pong."

So just one match is left on the course before the United States celebrations can truly begin. It shouldn't be too long. Danielle Kang leads Emily Pedersen three up with three to play.

While the formalities are completed, let's get some reaction...

BreakingSagstrom beats Ernst 3&2

USA 15½-11½ Europe

The penultimate match is over and goes in Europe's favour. Too late I'm afraid but Madelene Sagstrom beats Austin Ernst with two holes left to play.

BreakingHull beats Lang 1UP

USA 15½ - 10½ Europe

Despite knowing Europe had lost, Charley Hull battled on to the very end and wins on the 18th, beating Brittany Lang.

This is really special - Salas

Salas clinched the point that won the USA the Solheim Cup

Lizette Salas speaking to Sky Sports: "This is what I have worked for all year and this is probably the best I've played. To secure the point that wins us the Solheim Cup is unbelievable. My hands were shaking. This is really special."

Lizette Salas was the one to seal the United States victory and was in tears as she was interviewed. Here is what she had to say...

BreakingPiller beats Parker 4&2

USA 15½-9½ Europe

In team golf tradition the final matches must still be played and the US have another point on the board.

Gerina Piller has two putts for her victory over Florentyna Parker and only needs one.

The American players hug on the 18th green. They have now won five of last seven Solheim Cups. Unsurprisingly "U.S.A U.S.A" is the chant.

Lizette Salas is in tears as she is interviewed after sealing the win.

BreakingUnited States win the 2017 Solheim Cup

USA 14½ - 9½ Europe

The win is confirmed!

Lizette Salas beats Jodi Ewart Shadoff one up and that guarantees the United States' 2017 Solheim Cup victory.

Salas 1UP v Ewart Shadoff (After 17)

Missed.

Now can Ewart Shadoff steal a half in this match?

No! Her putt misses.

Still we go on for that sealing moment. Will Salas complete the job at the second attempt?

Salas 1UP v Ewart Shadoff (After 17)

Huge cheers greet American Lizette Salas and Jodi Ewart Shadoff as they stroll up to the 18th green.

Salas will putt first and has the chance for glory. The win is all-but guaranteed but if this drops the United States' win in the 2017 Solheim Cup will be confirmed.

The Iowa course drops silent. Here she comes...

The cameras have picked out Georgia Hall who is being consoled by her captain Annika Sorenstam. A quite brilliant performance from the 21-year-old this week despite her defeat to Georgia Hall back. Hall will be around in European teams for a long time to come.

Iain Carter

BBC Sport golf correspondent at Des Moines Golf and Country Club

Catriona Matthew's victory over Stacy Lewis caps a remarkable contribution for the late replacement for Suzann Pettersen. She came from three down after eleven to land a full point. Over the week she collected three out of four points, an outstanding haul for the 47 year old. Matthew is favourite to be Europe's next skipper, maybe she should be player/captain at Gleneagles?

Latest scores

USA 13½ - 9½ Europe

Lexi Thompson Halved Anna Nordqvist

Paula Creamer wins 1UP Georgia Hall

Cristie Kerr wins 2&1 Mel Reid

Stacy Lewis loses 1UP Catriona Matthew

Angel Yin A/S Karine Icher (After 17)

Michelle Wie loses 4&2 Caroline Masson

Lizette Salas 1UP Jodi Ewart Shadoff (After 17)

Brittany Lang A/S Charley Hull (After 15)

Brittany Lincicome loses 4&3 Carlota Ciganda

Gerina Piller 3UP (After 14) v Florentyna Parker

Austin Ernst v Madelene Sagstrom 2UP (After 14)

Danielle Kang 3UP v Emily Pedersen (After 13)

BreakingCiganda beats Lincicome 4&3

USA 13½ - 9½ Europe

Another match over but not the match that seals victory. This one has never looked in doubt with Carlotta Ciganda leading ever since the second hole. In the end she seals the win with three holes left and we are made to wait for the moment the United States win the Solheim Cup.

There are hugs around the US team. They have done the maths. The United States now lead by 13½ points to 8½. With Lizette Salas one up with one to play that guarantees that the US will reach the 14 points they need to retain the trophy.

BreakingYin v Isher halved

USA 13½ - 8½ Europe

Just wide again! Yin wanted the glory. She attacked her putt but it stays right of the hole. Gasps from the crowd.

But Yin finishes off her return putt another match halved.

That all-but confirms the US retaining the Solheim Cup.

Yin v Icher All square (After 17 holes)

On to the 18th with the Yin/Icher match all square.

Both players have found the green in two but it will be Europe's Icher to putt first from 25 or 30 feet.

The crowd think this could be where the United States' win is sealed. The green on the final hole is still packed.

A great effort from Icher as her putt cuddles up to the hole but it doesn't drop. That means Angel Yin has a putt for the United States to retain the Solheim Cup...

Salas 2UP v Ewart Shadoff (After 16)

Salas' putt drifts just wide. Still we go on. Europe are still fighting but the United States have guaranteed another half-point.

Is this the moment? Lizette Salas is eyeing up a 30 foot putt that would seal victory over Jodi Ewart Shadoff and see the United States retain the Solheim Cup...

US 13 - 8 Europe

Well, well. There's two matches back quick for Europe. Things are still looking bleak but Annika Sorenstram's team are not giving up.

Angel Yin and France's Karine Icher are heading down the 18th. Could that be the match which seals the win for the United States?

BreakingMatthew beats Lewis 1UP

USA 13 - 8 Europe

Another point for Europe. The US lead is back at five. Catriona Matthew has a brilliant smile on her face. Remember she was not meant to play this week until an injury to Suzann Pettersen. The Scot wins her match against Stacy Lewis with another solid par on the 18th having trailed all the way until the 15th.

BreakingMasson beats Wie 3&2

USA 13 - 7 Europe

I don't think it will matter but Europe have reduced the gap.

Caroline Masson beats Michelle Wie.

Europe up

Lewis v Matthew 1 UP (After 17)

Backs to the wall stuff for Europe now but Catriona Matthew is doing what is required. The Scot makes a solid par while her opponent Stacy Lewis misses a relatively short putt and makes bogey. Matthew is now one up going as they head to the 18th with USA a win away.

I'm very proud - Thompson

Thompson v Nordqvist - Halved

United States Lexi Thompson talking to Sky Sports after her thrilling halved match against Anna Nordqvist: "I'm very proud of myself. It was a really bad front nine but Juli (Inkster) was keeping my head up. To be the first match was a great honour. I wanted to win the full point for my country but I did my best."

US 13 - 6 Europe

Is there any way Europe can do this?

Catriona Matthew is all square with Stacy Lewis in the next match on the course after 16 holes. If the United States don't win that one then it may be Angel Yin who clinches victory as she is one up on Karine Icher after 15.

USA 13 - 6 Europe

That was a pretty wretched few minutes for the European team. They have taken two and a half points from the top three matches. The end is nigh. The United States need one point to retain and one and half to win outright.

I think this is now a matter of who will be the player to hit that winning putt.

BreakingCreamer wins 1UP against Hall

USA 13 - 6 Europe

Creamer misses but it's good enough for her next to be conceded.

A nasty putt for Hall now for a half point. No! The rookie is tentative and the ball dribbles wide. A horrible way to lose.

Another point for the United States.

Creamer v Hall All square (After 17)

25 feet for Hall and her putt starts right and stays right. Creamer will now have 10 feet to win the match...

BreakingKerr wins 2&1 against Reid

USA 12 - 6 Europe

All eyes on 18 but under the radar the US have another in the bag. Cristie Kerr beats Mel Reid and the hosts are just two away.