Charlie Neibergall
August 19, 2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Cristie Kerr has helped the U.S. take 7 + to 4 + lead over Europe in Solheim Cup and set a record for points by an American in the event.

Kerr teamed with Lexi Thompson to beat Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson 5-and-3 in foursome play, giving Kerr 19 points in nine Solheim Cup appearances.

Americans Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst defeated Mel Reid and Emily K. Pedersen 5-and-3 to briefly put the U.S. up by five points.

Europe's Anna Nordqvist and Georgia Hall beat Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller 2-and-1, and Catriona Matthew and Karine Icher also won 2-and-1 over Danielle Kang and Michelle Wie of the U.S.

The Americans and Europeans will face off in four four-ball matchups later on Saturday.

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